Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: After losing his job, Jeremy, a patriarch of a young family with teenage children, decides to move to the backwoods of Georgia to help his crazy grandfather. Grandpa Vinny has foolishly purchased a terribly run-down home for the elderly and he is in way over his head, but comedy ensues as Mr. Brown and Cora show up at the right time as needy investors.
  • Cast: David Mann, Tamela Mann, J. Anthony Brown, Na'im Lynn, Courtney Nichole, Tayler Buck, Alex Henderson
  • Team: W/EP/D Tyler Perry; EP Michelle Sneed
  • Studio: Tyler Perry Studios
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking "ish" and chasing their dreams. It's a show about friendship, finding love and messing everything up along the way.
  • Cast: Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, Sean "Big Sean" Anderson 
  • Team: W/EP Lena Waithe; SR/EP Susan Fales-Hill; EP Rishi Rajani, Andrew Coles; D/EP Justin Tipping
  • Studio: Hillman Grad Productions
  • Premieres: March 4, 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Launched in 1986, Andre Harrell's New York record label, Uptown Records is widely considered to have helped launch the careers of hit makers include Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Sean "Diddy" Combs, Heavy D & the Boyz, Russell Simmons, Jodeci, Father MC, Al B. Sure and many more. The series will explore the label's inception to present day, featuring music and the hit makers who helped mold what would eventually be known as the "Uptown sound" that defined a musical era that would impact generations to come.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Charles Murray, Carlito Rodriguez, Barry Michael Cooper; EP Jesse Collins, Andre Harrell
  • Studio: Jesse Collins Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020