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- Times are good and bad, happy and sad. Andreeva, Nellie // Hollywood Reporter;4/7/2010, Vol. 414 Issue 6, p8
The article offers information on the effort of Black Entertainment Television (BET) to focus on the scripted comedy drama arena by launching a new season of the television program "The Game" in the U.S.
- BET gets into 'The Game' Frankel, Daniel // Daily Variety;2/2/2009, Vol. 302 Issue 22, p6
The article reports on the acquisition by U.S. Black Entertainment Television (BET) cable network of the rights to the comedy series "The Game" from CBS Television Distribution. BET will start airing segments from the show's first two season in February 2009. The cable network also reserves the...
- BET Takes Scripted Leap. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;8/25/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 33, p20
The article reports on the move of Black Entertainment Television (BET) to launch scripted series by releasing its "Somebodies" comedy series in the U.S. The series is the first scripted project for BET which has been criticized for relying on music videos and reality programming. BET hopes that...
- REED BETWEEN the LINES. Bierly, Mandi; Franich, Darren; Gonzalez, Sandra; Hibberd, James; Jensen, Jeff; Maerz, Melissa; Ram, Archana; Rice, Lynette; Ross, Dalton; Shaw, Jessica; Snierson, Dan; Smith, Grady; Stack, Tim; Stransky, Tanner; Vary, Adam B.; Young, John // Entertainment Weekly;9/9/2011, Issue 1171/1172, p76
The article discusses the situation comedy program "Reed Between the Lines," which stars Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Carla Reed and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as her husband Alex. The article notes that the show's lead characters are veterans from the popular comedy program "Girlfriends" and the...
- THE RISE & FALL and RISE AGAIN of BLACK TV. ARMSTRONG, JENNIFER; Ram, Archana; Stack, Tim // Entertainment Weekly;5/20/2011, Issue 1155, p42
This article reports on black-centric television programs and African American sitcoms in 2011. The article discusses television shows including "The Game" and "Let's Stay Together," as well as the BET television network. Information is also provided on scripted television, actress Queen...
- BET Names Pair of Top Programmers. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;11/17/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 45, p44
The article announces that Loretha Jones and Stephen Hill was appointed development heads at Black Entertainment Television (BET).
- Pair to lead programming push for BET. Flaherty, Mike // Daily Variety;11/14/2008, Vol. 301 Issue 30, p5
The article reports that Loretha Jones and Stephen Hill have both been named programming president at Black Entertainment Television (BET).
- With a Bigger Budget, BET Unveils 16 Original Series. Crupi, Anthony // MediaWeek;4/23/2007, Vol. 17 Issue 17, p6
The article focuses on Black Entertainment Television (BET), owned by Viacom Inc., which has unveiled an ambitious programming slate with 15 new original series including an attempt at scripted comedy. The scripted comedy is called "Somebodies," while a scripted hip-hop drama "Wifey" is being...
- BET's Jones: The B Is for 'Best' // Multichannel News;2/9/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p10
An interview with Loretha Jones, Black Entertainment Televisions' (BET) new president of programming is presented. When asked about her transition from being a lawyer, she relates that some of her clients directed and created the films she produced 20 years ago. She states that the goals of...