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BET Announces 3 New Shows and 5 Returning Hits

BET can't stop making these hits!

Posted: 04/17/2014 06:13 PM EDT

It's been an amazing year, and it looks like it's about to get even better for BET! The network is happy to announce the addition of three new original shows to the programming line-up and the return of five already successful programs that fans have grown to love. Let's take a look at what's in store.

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The Start Up

From executive producers Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane) and Kenya Barris (Soul Food, Girlfriends) comes a scripted comedy upgrade: The Start Up. Hip hop prince Diggy Simmons makes his scripted series debut as Blake Monroe, founder of TheJetsetters.com, an entertainment and lifestyle blog. The Start Up hones in on what it means to be young, gifted and digital, as Blake and his friends strategize for fame and financing while they navigate the freedoms and pressures of adulthood.

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Gone Gospel

BET continues to transform unscripted music programming with Gone Gospel. Once popular artists in search of their next chapter and verse share a house, compete in weekly challenges and embark on a holistic journey to rebuild their careers recording inspirational music in an unfamiliar genre with star-making songwriters and producers. There will be egos. There will be tribulations. And there will be a dramatic, victorious conclusion like nothing seen before on BET. Hosted by Kirk Franklin (Sunday Best).

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Got Game

When an eligible man or woman has to woo a new prospect without relying on their great looks, killer body or fashion sense, it all comes down to whether they’ve Got Game. BET gives the dating show a cliffhanger with each episode as singles undergo wild transformations, complete with costumes and movie make-up, before their big dates. Will their charm shine through or will it be game over? Hosted by Donnivin Jordan.

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106 & Park

106 & Park is the No. 1 video countdown show anywhere on television. Now in its 14th year, our flagship program has been remixed and is bigger and bolder than ever. With multi-platinum artist and actor Bow Wow and Juno Award-winning vocal sensation Keisha Chante in command of an interactive, state of the art set, the new 106 & Park is the ultimate destination for the A-list of music, film, television, style and sports. First Lady Michelle Obama chose the 106 & Park couch to drive home the value of higher education. 106 & Park rules the social media space, engaging millions of audience members beyond TV via the award-winning 106 & Park mobile app. Every weeknight, the show celebrates and reflects real youth culture as the home of the “livest audience,” delivering what’s hot and what’s next in pop culture.

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Being Mary Jane

From the producers of the award-winning, record-breaking BET comedy The Game and No. 1 box-office romantic comedy Jumping the Broom comes the franchise that is now a phenomenon: Being Mary Jane. Starring the gorgeous and talented Gabrielle Union, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for Outstanding Actress in Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, social media couldn’t get enough of her honest, relatable portrayal. After a winning season that included wide critical acclaim, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and being the No. 1 Tuesday primetime show on any network, expect another steamy, satisfying second season full of nuanced characters, stellar performances and brilliant writing.

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Real Husbands of Hollywood

The fakest reality show ever is a real-life runaway smash. Taking the No. 1 spot on Entertainment Weekly’s must-see list and garnering acclaim for both the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, Real Husbands of Hollywood is the No. 1 sitcom among all adults 18-49. Led by comic genius Kevin Hart, with A-list cameos and an all-star cast (Boris Kodjoe, Nelly, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, and Duane Martin), season three will provide more appointment television full of new rivalries, special guests and laugh-out-loud cliffhangers.

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The Game

The Game
on BET is a record-breaking, history-making juggernaut, with 7.7 million viewers on premiere night in 2011, making BET the home of the No. 1 sitcom debut in the history of cable TV. In 2014, The Game took both NAACP Image Awards for outstanding actress in a comedy series (Brandy Norwood and Wendy Raquel Robinson). The Game also delivered 4.4 million premiere night viewers for season 7, all waiting with bated breath for the answer to who fathered Tasha’s baby and what the return of Kelly Pitts would mean for Jason and Chardonnay.

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Sunday Best

The NAACP Image Award-winning smash hit gospel competition show is poised for another season! Proving to be a franchise player, this top-rated competition series always uplifts and inspires in its mission to identify the next great gospel star. Hosted by Kirk Franklin with celebrity judges Yolanda AdamsDonnie McClurkin and new addition Kierra Sheard, aspiring gospel singers compete for America’s vote — and a major recording contract. Sunday Best puts emerging talent on the path to greatness — previous winners have taken home GRAMMY® and Stellar Awards.

Are you ready to witness the path to greatness? Be sure to tune in to an all-new season of Sunday Best, coming to BET this summer. 

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