Planet Groove

Planet Groove is a music oriented talk show that premiered in late-1996[1] on BET, when the short-lived Unreal was cancelled.[2] This show's hostess was Rachel Stuart (who originally hosted Caribbean Rhythms). Like Video Soul, the show had a primetime slot, airing from 8PM-10PM (Eastern Time) as a 2-hour long music video program. It also had a Top-20 countdown on Fridays as well.

Hour change/New timeEdit

In late 1997, the show's time slot was changed to 7PM-9PM (Eastern). 1998 saw a decrease in hours, going from two hours to one.


With decrease in popularity, the show was cancelled in 1999. Planet Groove was somewhat revived when BET launched 106 & Park in 2000. 106 & Park was a top-ten video countdown show that aired live every weekday in the U.S. and Japan. It was cancelled in 2014.


  1. ^ Hess, Mickey (2010). Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide. ABC-CLIO LLC. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-313-34321-6.
  2. ^ Muhammad, Tariq K. (June 1997). Black Enterprise. Earl G. Graves, Ltd. p. 162.