Monday, January 1, 2018

BET - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, the drama is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in a cutthroat Hollywood in the 1970s and how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of the show most responsible for the way African-American culture was perceived by the world.
  • Cast: Sinqua Walls, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, Kelly Rowland, Kelly Price, Shannon Kane (recurring), Perri Camper (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Devon Greggory; EP Jesse Collins, Jonathan Prince; Co-EP Tony Cornelius, Andy Horne
  • Studio: Jesse Collins Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Tech genius Archer Grant is a young, black, iconoclastic mastermind who has developed Archer App - a software that measures the sexual chemistry between its user and anyone in the room. In launching the app and managing its rapid growth, Archer clumsily navigates between worlds - hipster Brooklyn, bloodthirsty Wall Street, underground hip-hop, innovative Silicon Valley - while trying to avoid the treacherous grip of capitalism and his own precarious sex addiction.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Chad Sanders
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A sequel series to the 1992 feature film, Jacqueline Boyer's son and Marcus & Angela Graham's daughter attempt to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own.
  • Cast: Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson, Leland Martin, Lala Milan, RJ Walker (recurring), Paula Newsome (recurring), Brittany Inge (recurring), Joey BadA$$ (recurring), Kimberly Hall (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/SR Ben Cory Jones; W/EP Lena Waithe; EP Halle Berry, Rishi Rajani; D/EP Dime Davis
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Hillman Grad Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: With an ensemble cast of dynamic characters including an ambitious reporter, a millionaire basketball player, a desperate housewife, a scandalous groupie and a murderous stalker, the series follows three women and the men in their lives. In a ruthless battle for success, these women's passions and motivations are seldom altruistic, but their life choices and drive will determine what it really takes to stay on top.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Vanessa Middleton; EP Angela Burt-Murray, Tracey Edmonds
  • Studio: Edmonds Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Five 30-somethings living in Atlanta try to build professional and personal lives they can be proud of, but the one thing they don't have keeps impeding their progress: love. Unresolved feelings from college are uncovered and secrets revealed, forcing these friends to finally deal with uncomfortable truths about each other.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Felischa Marye; EP Will Packer; Co-EP Sheila Ducksworth
  • Studio: Will Packer Media
  • Premieres: 2019