The complete seasons 1-4 of fan-favorite series “BEING MARY JANE” is NOW available to stream on BET+

RATINGS UPDATE: 2.2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS TUNED IN TO LAST WEEK’S EPISODES OF “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” Lena Waithe’s “Twenties” and “Boomerang”

New York, NY – March 26, 2020 - BET has curated a comprehensive roster of what to watch & binge for everyone in the household across all BET platforms, the week of March 26- April 1. Must-see programming this week includes on BET+: all four seasons of acclaimed drama “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union, comedy film “B.A.P.S.” starring Halle Berry, new episodes of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” and on BET and BET HER new episodes of “Twenties” and “Boomerang” from Lena Waithe. Additionally, the dedicated daily programming blocks of sitcoms, movies, series, and specials include “Love & Basketball,” “Coming To America,” “All About The Benjamins,” “Harlem Nights,” “Martin,” “2019 BET Awards,” “The Bobby Brown Story,” and many more.

RATINGS UPDATE: Acclaimed original series “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” and Lena Waithe’s “Twenties” and “Boomerang” grossed 2.2 Million viewers P2+ during last week’s premieres and encores (simulcast across BET and BET Her on 3/18/20).* With these original premiere episodes, BET had THREE of the top five cable non-sports telecasts of the night among African American viewers adults 18-49 and viewers 2+. — “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” at #1, “Twenties” at #3, and “Boomerang” at #4. The Wednesday night episodes also logged double-digits-L+3 ratings lift vs. their LSD numbers, +66%, +45%, and +39% respectively.

What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight

“BEING MARY JANE” Seasons 1-4 streaming now on BET+


The one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (played by Gabrielle Union).  She seems to have it all; intelligence, drive, a beautiful home, a fancy sports car, and a lavish closet of designer shoes. Yet something is missing from her American Dream – a family of her own. Throughout the series, audiences get to know Mary Jane more intimately as they watch her life progress. As viewers experience her journey, the series will peel back the layers that uncover who she really is and the people that help define her – her family, colleagues, friends and lovers. Starring Gabrielle Union, the all-star cast includes Lisa Vidal, Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery, Richard Brooks, BJ Britt and Raven Goodwin.


#RuthlessOnBET @RuthlessBETplus

Episode #104 “Waiting for Tomorrow” streaming now on BET+- Ruth prepares for her new role as an Elder.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge at [email protected]

“Twenties” AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 10:00 PM ET/PT on BET & BET HER

Episode #106 “Redemption Song” airs Wednesday, April 1- Hattie learns a lesson in balancing work and family. Meanwhile, work leads Nia to church to clean up Zac’s mess, and persuade star basketball player, Quintrelle, to sign with the studio. Guest stars include Jennifer Lewis, Kym Whitley, Iman Shumpert, and Diane Sellers.

Press Contact: Dezmon Gilmore at [email protected]

“Boomerang” at 10:30 PM ET/PT on BET & BET HER


Episode #204 “Reversal of a Dog” airs Wednesday, April 1- After not getting it up in the bedroom, Bryson pushes past the acceptable limits of male intimacy when trying to talk about his experience at the barbershop; Ari considers the limitations of his sexuality and masculinity, challenging his sense of self. Guest stars include Antwon Tanner and Jason Weaver.

Press Contact: Dezmon Gilmore at [email protected]


  • 7 AM ET/PT “The Parkers”
  • 10 AM ET/PT “Martin”
  • 1 PM ET/PT “The Bobby Brown Story”
  • 7 PM ET/PT “2019 BET Awards”
  • 11:05 PM ET/PT “All About the Benjamins”


  • Noon ET/PT “Black-ish”


  • Noon ET/PT “Death Row Chronicles”
  • 6 PM ET/PT “Stomp the Yard”
  • 9 PM ET/PT “Barbershop: The Next Cut”
  • 11 PM ET/PT “Seven Pounds”




  • 11 AM ET/PT “Deliver Us From Eva”
  • 1:30 PM ET/PT “Love & Basketball”
  • 4 PM ET/PT “Sleepless”
  • 6:30 PM ET/PT “Daddy’s Little Girls”
  • 9 PM ET/PT “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds”


  • 4 PM ET/PT “Harlem Nights”
  • 6:30 PM ET/PT “Boomerang”
  • 9 PM ET/PT “Coming to America”


  • 9 pm ET/ PT “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” 
  • 10 PM ET/PT “Twenties”
  • 10:30 PM ET/PT “Boomerang” 

Following are additional highlights now streaming on BET+:

In Contempt” on BET+


A departure from the typical law office setting, the series is an hour procedural set in the fast paced world of a legal aid office in New York City. Fighting for clients who can’t afford to choose their lawyers, the show follows Gwen Sullivan (played by Erica Ash), an opinionated and wildly outspoken attorney whose passion for her job and clients make her arguably the most talented Public Defender in her district. Along with the complicated cases she tackles in a hurried environment, she must also manage the various distractions at the office, including Charlie, (Keyes), the undeserving, but still newly appointed Supervisor, who also happens to be her ex; Earl (Lawson), her stern and hard to please former judge father; Vanessa (Traoré), an uptight rookie lawyer from a privileged background; and her former law professor and the “one who got away”, Bennett (Truvillion). “In Contempt” stars Erica Ash, Richard Lawson, Christian Keyes , Tobias Truvillion and Mouna Traoré.

“B.A.P.S.” on BET+


B.A.P.S.” is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Robert Townsend and starring Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle and Martin Landau. The film is about two aspiring entrepreneurs from Georgia, Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) who go to Los Angeles to earn the money they need to open their own restaurant.


Following are additional digital highlights to read and watch on BET Digital:

The Kick-Back Couch: Twentieson BET.com
A rotating list of guests, including everyone from some of your internet faves to weekly home-viewers, jump in for a hilarious weekly reaction/recap video covering the latest episode of Lena Waithe’s “Twenties.”
Watch and share the link below: https://www.bet.com/shows/twenties/the-kickback-couch.html

“Boomerang” Aftershow on Facebook:
In a funny and occasionally over-the-top recap series, Lena Waithe catches up with the breakout stars of her hit show “Boomerang” to get their reactions and in-depth character analysis on situations in the show.
Watch and share the link below: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?

“BET BUZZ”: 5 daily topical news and entertainment videos

BET Digital launched a new daily video series highlighting the trending topics of the day. From celebrity news and election insights to COVID-19 updates, BET.com has you covered.
Watch and share the link below:

  • Ciara, Megan Thee Stallion and  Others TikTok from Quarantine:  
  • https://www.bet.com/video/news/bet-buzz/ciara-megan-thee-stallion-and-others-tiktok-from-quarantine.html

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About BET Digital

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