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BET FALL PROGRAMMING SLATE PREVIEW
FALL PROGRAMMING LINE-UP INCLUDES TRAILBLAZING “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022, NEW DATING SERIES “AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER,” SEASON 4 OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL,” RETURNING HITS “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING,” PLUS “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” CELEBRATES ITS 100TH EPISODE IN SEASON 5
BET HER TO PREMIERE NEW SEASON OF “THE WAITING ROOM” TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
BET SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN #RECLAIMYOURVOTE RETURNS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 ON NATIONAL BLACK VOTER DAY
New York, NY – September 15, 2022 – BET reveals its star-studded Fall slate of new original series, returning hits, dynamic mega-specials, original movies, social impact efforts, and more! BET will debut a new dating show “After Happily Ever After” hosted by Mr. 106 & Park, Bow Wow, and will celebrate the 100th episode of the #1 hit scripted series “Tyler Perry’s Sistas.” The hit drama reigns as the #1 scripted series on cable with Black viewers for 3 seasons straight.*
On September 16, BET will recognize National Black Voter Day, and will kick-off its #ReclaimYourVote social impact campaign in partnership with key national organizations, to educate, register and encourage the Black community to get out and go vote. The network keeps the celebration going with its star-studded tentpoles “BET Hip Hop Awards” and “Soul Train Awards” in October and November respectively, from music specials to sitcoms to movies, and more this Fall, BET is where Black culture lives.
See the full 2022 Fall programming below (in chronological order):
Friday, September 16
BET will kick off the 2022 #ReclaimYourVote midterm election initiative with its third annual National Black Voter Day campaign on Friday, September 16. Working in partnership with key civil rights partners including The National Urban League, When We all Vote, Black Futures Lab, Win With Black Women, and ColorComm, National Black Voter Day on BET will highlight voter registration, educate on the civic engagement process and provide resources for voting rights restoration. The 2022 midterm election season comes at a critical time in the nation’s history. BET pioneered its nonpartisan #ReclaimYourVote campaign to encourage full voter participation among Black Americans at every level of government and on all political policy. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Election Season Is Our Season”, #ReclaimYourVote aims to mobilize Black voters to make their voices heard and to help make the voting process more accessible. For more information, please visit BET.com/vote.
Tuesday, October 4
“BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
Hosted by Grammy(R)-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe the “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the year’s best in hip hop culture. The official “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders. The trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards” reigns as one of the top three cable awards shows for Black viewers of 2021 (BET Awards (#1), Soul Train Awards (#2) and BET Hip Hop Awards (#3)* and ranks in the Top 10 for most social cable awards show in the past 12 Months. Performers, and presenters are to be announced at a later date.
Tuesday, October 11:
“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
The season four of riveting drama “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” jumps right back into the action with an unexpected standoff. Premiering Tuesday, October 11, at 9 PM ET/PT “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal, everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Nelson Estevez, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. In episode #401,” The Package,” Victoria receives disturbing news from the White House doctor concerning Jason. Donald learns Grip is not the indestructible man he thought he was. Official hashtag: #TheOvalOnBET
Wednesday, October 12:
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM ET/PT. The hilarious smash hit comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. In episode #911 “Payneful Plan,” after noticing he has been taking Ella for granted, Curtis is determined to show her she is still the love of his life. With their 40th wedding anniversary approaching he recruits Calvin and CJ to make his perfect plan come to life. But as the night soon turns disastrous Curtis fears he has lost Ella for good. Meanwhile Calvin and Laura ‘s relationship hit a speed bump. Official hashtag: #HouseOfPayne
“Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” at 8:30 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT- In Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as ‘Mr. Brown,’ Tamela Mann as ‘Cora,’ J. Anthony Brown as ‘Vinny,’ Na’im Lynn as ‘Jeremy,’ Courtney Nichole as ‘Leah,’ Alex Henderson as ‘Philip,’ and Tayler Buck as ‘Sandra.’ In episode #311 “Don’t Chi Away,” with the facility not proving very profitable and Sandra about preparing to go off to college, Jeremy is re-assessing the family’s financial future. It’s not looking very promising. But as timing would have it, he receives a call from his old boss offering him his old job in Chicago, with a generous raise. When he finally announces it to the crew, they begin doing everything they can to stop the move from happening. Official hashtag: #AssistedLivingBET
“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” airs at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
Season five of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” finds each character jumping back into the world of dating. Each of the ladies fights their personal battles while attempting to still be there for one another. Premiering Wednesday, October 12, at 9 PM ET/PT this season will usher in the series 100th episode, which is set to air at a later date. The one-hour drama follows a group of dynamic single Black women as they navigate their complicated relationships, careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and jaw-dropping gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This thirtysomething band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate today’s dating scene as they continue to search for love. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. In episode #501, “Pain and Suffering,” Andi confronts Gary about his intention to lawyer up against her. Karen’s health is at risk as she comes to terms with her depth of love for Zac. Official hashtag: #SistasOnBET
Wednesday, October 19:
“After Happily Ever After” at 10 P ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Hosted by Mr. 106 & Park himself, Bow Wow, and filmed in Kentucky, this one-of-a-kind dating series will asks the question: can your ex help you find true love? Featuring people in long-term relationships that ended in divorce or separation, their exes will play matchmaker for their former partners in hopes of helping them let go, move on, and find love once again. Official hashtag: #AHEAonBET
“Soul Train Awards” on BET & BET Her
The annual celebration inspired by an iconic American television brand returns to Las Vegas to recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Official hashtag: #SoulTrainAwards
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Saturday, October 8
“The Waiting Room” starting at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the fourth season of “The Waiting Room” features two new short films about Black women battling breast cancer and following them on their journey from diagnosis and coping to healing.
Ep #401 – “Oh Baby Baby!” premieres October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her- Directed by Tichina Arnold and co-written by Maggy Francois and Maimah Karmo, “Oh Baby Baby!” focuses on a high fashion entrepreneur trying to conceive a child when she is blindsided by developing breast cancer from IVF estrogen treatment.
Ep #402 – “The Pink Fight” premieres October 8 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on BET Her- “The Pink Fight,” directed by LisaRaye McCoy and written by K. Senay, revolves around a boxer who is diagnosed with breast cancer. The film follows her battle as she and her wife fight for survival both in and out of the ring.
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*Source for all these claims: Nielsen | Live+SD | Claims ranked on Average Imps for Premieres (18-49 unless otherwise stated) | 4+ t/c min | Tentpole claim based on imps home network only
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