BET announces its new cable network, Centric.
It’s all about fresh content and major moves for television’s first Black cable station., according to a press release.
In addition to bringing back some of the network’s most popular shows and adding a few new ones in the process, BET (Black Entertainment Television) plans to launch a new cable network called CENTRIC. "Given the historic change our country has experienced, this is the perfect time for BET Networks to re-examine where we are as a company and what we can be for our audience," said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks about the effort.
Expect to see reality shows following Houston’s colorful Black elite, tagging along with young male models on their pursuit to stardom, and an urban chic, interior design show. BET will serve as the home of new original programming, such as a nightly talk show with comedienne Mo’Nique, a reality show following the family on "Everybody Hates Chris’s" Terry Crews as well as a documentary showing singer Monica’s transition into the music industry as a mother of two. Programs are set to air later on this year--PS