Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BET Renews 'American Soul' and 'Boomerang'

BET has today given second season renewal orders to the original drama series American Soul and the original comedy series Boomerang. Both shows will return in 2020.

"BET Networks is so proud to be the television home for the compelling scripted series Boomerang and American Soul," said Scott Mills, President, BET. "Our continued partnership demonstrates BET's commitment to the elevation of creative and authentic storytelling that viewers expect from the brand."

American Soul stars Sinqua Walls, Jason Dirden, Jelani Winston, Christopher Jefferson, Iantha Richardson, Kelly Price and Katlyn Nichol.

Jonathan Prince and Devon Greggory created the drama. They executive produce with Jesse Collins, Tony Cornelius and Peter O'Fallon. Jesse Collins Entertainment, Inphiniti Entertainment and Philoment Media produce.

"The partnership and creative trust of Tony Cornelius and everyone at Jesse Collins Entertainment resonated with audiences in a significant way and ensured American Soul's success," said Connie Orlando, Head of Programming, BET. "BET Networks is invested in showcasing black excellence in our programming and we look forward to digging even deeper into the incredible legacy of Don Cornelius and Soul Train in season two."

Boomerang stars Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson, Leland B. Martin and Lala Milan.

Ben Cory Jones and Lena Waithe created the comedy, which serves as a sequel to the 1992 film. They executive produce with Halle Berry and Rishi Rajani. Paramount Television and Hillman Grad Productions produce.

"Making Boomerang has been one of the highlights of my career and the positive feedback we've gotten from fans and critics has been so validating," said Waithe. "I'm beyond excited to dive even deeper into these characters' lives in season two."