Tag Archives: Loretha Jones

  • BET Programming President Loretha Jones Steps Down

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Loretha Jones is leaving BET Networks after a six-year run as President of Original Programming, during which she oversaw original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. According to Deadline.com, Jones announced her departure on Friday, Sept. 5, but it had been rumored for a while. The day prior, BET announced the appointment of Pete Danielsen […]

  • BET Adapting Controversial ‘Book of Negroes’ into Miniseries

    Jun 11, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The controversial Lawrence Hill novel The Book of Negroes will be adapted into a miniseries for BET in the U.S. and the CBC in Canada, after earlier plans for a big-screen adaptation fell through. Canadian producer Conquering Lion Pictures initially optioned the film rights to the award-winning novel in 2009, with Clement Virgo on board […]

  • BET: Revives ‘ComicView’, Adds T.D. Jakes Talk Show, More

    Apr 3, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *BET today unveiled its slate of new and returning series to advertisers at its upfront presentation in Los Angeles. According to Deadline.com, Mara Brock Akil was front and center as her hit comedy series “The Game” was renewed for a seventh season, and her newest project, the Gabrielle Union drama “Being Mary Jane,” (originally picked […]

  • Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh in Centric’s ‘Apollo Live’ (Audio)

    Sep 12, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *BET’s sister station Centric and Jamie Foxx’s production team are joining forces to reboot the Apollo Amateur Night in the upcoming series “Apollo Live.” [Scroll down for a promo.] [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Premiering Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., the show puts a fresh coat of paint on the classic talent show and […]

  • BET Announces New Malcolm Jamal Warner/Tracee Ellis Ross Series

    Apr 13, 11 by EURPublisher01 12 Comments

      *BET, the top network for African Americans, announced plans for a new scripted series titled “Reed Between the Lines,” a family comedy starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross, due in October. They’ll play professional parents (she’s a psychologist, he’s an English professor) of three kids. The network is developing two more new comedies […]

  • BET Exec Defends ‘Michael Vick’ Reality Series

    Jan 24, 10 by EurPublisher 3 Comments

    *BET’s new docu-series series “The Michael Vick Project” will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. — but not without its critics. Producers DuBose Entertainment says the series “will not only capture the NFL star’s return to football after a two-year prison sentence stemming from his association with a dog fighting ring, but will […]