List of programs broadcast by BET

This is a list of current and upcoming programming on BET (Black Entertainment Television).

Current programmingEdit

Original programmingEdit

DramaEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Tales Drama June 27, 2017 2 seasons, 18 episodes 41–82 min. Renewed[1]
American Soul Drama/Thriller February 5, 2019 2 seasons, 18 episodes 41 min. Pending
Games People Play Sports Drama April 23, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 41 min. Renewed[2]
The Oval Soap opera October 23, 2019 2 seasons, 47 episodes 41–43 min. Renewed[3]
Sistas Comedy-drama, romance, thriller 3 seasons, 58 episodes 42 min. Second half of Season 3 due to premiere on October 13, 2021[4]

ComedyEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Twenties Comedy March 4, 2020 1 season, 8 episodes 30 min. Renewed[5]
Tyler Perry's Assisted Living Sitcom September 2, 2020 2 seasons, 33 episodes 22 min. Season 2 ongoing; Renewed[6]

UnscriptedEdit

DocuseriesEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Boiling Point Docuseries February 21, 2021 1 season, 6 episodes 60 min. Pending
Disrupt & Dismantle 1 season, 6 episodes 60 min. Pending

RealityEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
BET Presents: The Encore Music June 9, 2021 1 season, 10 episodes 60 min. Pending

ContinuationsEdit

These shows have been picked up by BET for additional seasons after having aired previous seasons on another network.

Title Genre Prev. network(s) Premiere Seasons Length Status
Tyler Perry's House of Payne (season 9–10) Sitcom TBS September 2, 2020 2 seasons, 33 episodes 20–30 min. Season 10 ongoing; Renewed[6]

Award showsEdit

Acquired programmingEdit

Upcoming programmingEdit

DramaEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Uptown[7] Drama 2021 TBA TBA Miniseries order

ComedyEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
The Archer Connection Comedy TBA TBA TBA Series order

Co-productionsEdit

Title Genre Partner/Country Premiere Seasons Length Status
Long Slow Exhale[8] Drama/Sports Spectrum Originals/United States TBA 1 season, 12 episodes TBA Filming

In developmentEdit

Title Genre Status
Sister Code[9] Drama/Legal drama In development
W.H.I.P.s[10] Comedy
Black Mambas[11] Drama

Former programmingEdit

Original programmingEdit

DramasEdit

ComediesEdit

MiniseriesEdit

DocuseriesEdit

  • Death Row Chronicles (2018)
  • CopWatch America (2019)
  • Murder in the Thirst (2019)
  • No Limit Chronicles (2020)
  • Ruff Ryders Chronicles (2020)

Reality & competition seriesEdit

Music & award showsEdit

SpecialsEdit

  • Spring Bling (1997–2010)
  • Notarized (1999–2014)
  • Rip the Runway (2005–2013)
  • A Very BET Christmas (2010–2011)
  • BET News Justice for Us: A BET Town Hall Live (2014)
  • Saving Our Selves (2020)

Entertainment seriesEdit

News seriesEdit

Game showsEdit

Sports programmingEdit

Talk showsEdit

Children's showsEdit

  • Story Porch (1992–1996)
  • The Fabulous Reggae Dogs (1995)

Syndicated programmingEdit

Situation comediesEdit

DramasEdit

News parody/satireEdit

Talk showsEdit

Children's showsEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 22, 2021). "Patrick Coker, Adam Wiesen to Serve as Head Writers on 'Tales' Season 3 at BET (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  2. ^ "BET Networks Announces Second Season Pick up for Its Bold and Sexy Scripted Series "Games People Play"" (Press release). BET. November 13, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 23, 2021). "'Tyler Perry's The Oval' Renewed For Season 3 By BET Following Season 2 Debut On New Night". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  4. ^ "BET Continues Its Winning Ratings Streak with Over 2.6 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Season Three and "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition" Last Wednesday Night" (Press release). BET. August 25, 2021. Retrieved September 14, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (June 26, 2020). "Lena Waithe's 'Twenties' Renewed For Season 2 By BET". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Tyler Perry Brings More Laughs to BET with the Return of "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Tyler Perry's Assisted Living" May 25" (Press release). BET. May 3, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ "BET Networks Announces New Scripted Miniseries "Uptown"" (Press release). BET. December 4, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (March 24, 2021). "'Long Slow Exhale': Lyriq Bent, Shalini Bathina, Ian Harding Among 13 Cast In Basketball Drama Series At Spectrum Originals". Deadline Hollywood (Press release). Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "'Sister Code' Family Legal Drama From Gregg McBride & Blair Underwood Being Eyed At BET" (Press release). BET. August 9, 2019 – via Deadline.
  10. ^ "BET Developing 'W.H.I.P.s' Comedy From Alyson Fouse, Page Hurwitz, Wanda Sykes & Tom Werner" (Press release). BET. August 23, 2019 – via Deadline.
  11. ^ "BET Developing Female Biker Drama 'Black Mambas' From 'Rebel' Creator" (Press release). BET. June 20, 2019 – via Deadline.
  12. ^ Mangum, Trey. "'Boomerang': Lena Waithe Confirms BET Series Won't Be Back After 2 Seasons". Shadow and Act. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  13. ^ "Digital Archive Login". connect.liblynx.com. Retrieved 2021-05-03.