You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

BET gambles on shows

Net adds 'Lines' to primetime sked

Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins.

BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham.

The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in a domestic vehicle about a blended family. Series hails from Kellie R. Griffin (“House of Payne”) and is targeted to bow in the fourth quarter.

Lee unveiled four scripted Web originals that will run across on BET.com and the BET On Demand. “Lennox Avenue” and “The Come Up” are ensemblers revolving around groups of friends; “Odessa” and “Asylum” have a sci-fi/thriller bent.

Among other programming news, BET confirmed the renewals of “The Game” and its half-hour companion “Let’s Stay Together,” both of which will return for new seasons early next year. It also unveiled details of a docu-series, “The Message,” about the cultural impact of hip-hop music, to bow in the third quarter of this year.

More TV

  • Disney-ABC TV Chief on Weinstein's Victims,

    Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein's Victims, Shonda Rhimes' Exit

    Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins. BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham. The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” […]

  • Bill OReilly Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment

    Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes Still Loom Over Fox's Business (Analysis)

    Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins. BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham. The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” […]

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul Reveals the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3

    Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins. BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham. The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” […]

  • Donald Trump

    SAG-AFTRA Supports 'Unencumbered Press' After Trump's License Revocation Threat

    Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins. BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham. The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” […]

  • Brent Briscoe Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and

    Brent Briscoe, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Parks and Recreation' Actor, Dies at 56

    Fueled by the success of “The Game,” BET is adding another laffer to its primetime sked this year and loading up on original Web skeins. BET topper Debra Lee unveiled a range of new programs at the Viacom cabler’s upfront presentation at the Best Buy Theater in Gotham. The new laffer, “Reed Between the Lines,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content