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BET Sets Lineup: 'The Game' Renewal, 'The Book of Negroes' Miniseries & More


BET Sets Lineups, Including 'The Game' Renewal, 'The Book of Negroes' Miniseries,


In presenting their forthcoming lineup of programs in New York on Thursday, BET has put together a slate that includes new and returning shows as well as the network’s first scripted miniseries.

Firstly, the network announced the return of the drama ‘Being Mary Jane’ for a second season as well as the comedy ‘The Game’ for Season 8. BET also ordered a third season of the fake reality show ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’

As far as new shows go, BET has welcomed another comedy from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil of ‘The Game’ entitled ‘The Start Up,’ starring Diggy Simmons.  Additionally, the network will air a dating show, ‘Got Game,’ and music competition series ‘Gone Gospel,’ in which contestants share a house, compete in weekly challenges, and embark on a holistic journey to rebuild their career.  

Perhaps most notably will be the network's first foray into scripted miniseries, a genre of television that has experienced a resurgence in the last couple of years. BET has given the greenlight to ‘The Book of Negroes,’ a historical drama based on the Commonwealth Prize-winning novel by Lawrence Hill. The six-part series stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gosset Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis, and tells the story of Aminata’ Diallo capture in Africa, enslavement in America and emancipation in England.

BET also announced a pair of TV movies: ‘Let the Church Say Amen,’ an adaptation of a novel about a preacher’s daughter who attempts to reconnect with her father, and a Christmas tale ‘The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.’

- Real Husbands of Hollywood
- Being Mary Jane
- Start-Up
- The Game

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Apr 24th, 2014, 10:42 am

Images courtesy of BET


Message Posted On Apr 25th, 2014, 1:55 am
PaulMcG-UK, Bit confused as to why Russia would be involved in Hwood Holodomor shows. I'm also not seeing a lot regarding addressing the wrongs of a nation. What I do see is divisiveness and weak attempts to play on guilt. If everyone is a victim no one can be a hero. Women, Blacks, Gays, Jews, top of the victim list. Where are the Chinese and Native Americans in that hierarchy? What about the Japanese, Germans and Koreans with the horrors heaped on them during wartime. The truly sad thing is Blacks fall prey to Hwood and Bigmedia allowing them to manipulate and foist poor imagery to the rest of the world. What television or film ever focused on the Irish and Scots slavery issue? Same with the Barbary coast where entire coastal villages were decimated for centuries due to slaving from Africa. You may also wish to re-examine the entire Ukraine issue specifically the 5 billion used by the US to overthrow an elected government. Maybe listen to the Nuland call or at least read the transcript. Finally look at the History of the Crimea as related to Russia, the amount of Russian speakers and descendants in the Ukraine, and how those citizens chose their fate instead of accepting an illegal coup set of rulers using US funds to empower Neo-Nazis as their foot soldiers.

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Message Posted On Apr 24th, 2014, 5:30 pm

When someone writes a fictional human interest story then holomodor will be immoralised n the silver screen but at the moment there is a documentary "holodomorthemovie dot com" The Irish (of which I am one) have had a number of dramas produced over the years on Irish and UK TV with the most famous America production (turkey) involving Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.  At the moment films about the persecution and enslavement of Africans are popular as a nation like America matures it can address the wrongs done to some of its population.  At the moment I don't think Russia will be promoting any holomodor films since they want to annex Ukraine.



Message Posted On Apr 24th, 2014, 11:57 am
I'm waiting for the Irish slavery stories. Or maybe the Barbary coast ones. Blacks get better press, like the Jews and the Holocaust. What was the last Holodomor film Hwood made? The guilt industry makes big bucks by choosing which History to promote.
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