BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022





BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
01/14/22

BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK*

“BET HER PRESENTS…BECOMING: MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATION” PREMIERES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17
ON BET AND BET HER AT 7 PM ET/PT

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALES OF HIT-SERIES
“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND
“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR THIS WEEK

ACCLAIMED DRAMA NEW YORK UNDERCOVER JOINS BET’S FRIDAY NIGHT LINE UP STARTING, AND BET DIGITAL’S “I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERE TODAY, JANUARY 14

New York, NY – January 13, 2021 – BET Her and BET will premiere an exclusive special edition “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” Monday, January 17. Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Additionally, BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” to air their season finales on Tuesday, January 18. For additional BET, BET+, BET Digital’s must-see programming for the week of January 13– January 19, see below:

ON BET HER:

“BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” premieres Monday, January 17, on BET and BET Her at 7 PM ET/PT

Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Mrs. Obama opens the floor to the students to discuss with them topics such as their mental wellness, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and asks thought-provoking questions about shaping their future and becoming change agents in their communities. The one-hour special was filmed at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. #BecomingOnBET

ON BET:

“NEW YORK UNDERCOVER” AIRS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
Episode #101 “School Ties” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) try to prevent two people from becoming part of luxury car theft ring. Williams gets a letter from his e-wife stating that she wants him to pay more in his maintenance payments.

Episode #102 “New York Undercover” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – Manhattan police detective J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) are assigned a case dealing with a 17-year-old girl who accuses a high school football player of rape. Eddie has problems going to see his mother, who is in the hospital, after six years of non-communication with each other.

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #822 “Payneful Suffering” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– As the family prepares for Janine’s return, everyone and everything goes awry. Lisa goes above and beyond to show Janine she’s a new and improved Lisa. #HouseOfPayne

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #222 “Forgive and Forget” airs on Tuesday January 18, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Reginald seeks forgiveness from his estranged son. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #313 “Tragic Monologues” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 9 PM ET/PT – Eli causes chaos to erupt in the White House when he exposes Hunter’s criminal activity to the press, and Victoria decides to use it to her advantage. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #214 “Prophecy” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 10 PM ET/PT – The Highest awaits Andrew’s return to the compound with much anticipated news after carrying out an order. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #102 “Own Two Feet” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 11 PM ET/PT – John has second thoughts about his arrangement with Leon, Bill gets unexpected news from his ex-girlfriend, and John takes offense at his friends not believing in him. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #403 “Pleasantries” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 9 PM ET/PT– Preston gives Karen pause when he shows up at her salon with a friend. Calvin’s pride causes an uncomfortable situation between him and Sabrina. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “On Bended Knee” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10 PM ET/PT– Bree is not thrilled about Hazel’s engagement news. Under pressure from label, Hazel searches to find new talent. Bree and Gary go back to therapy – Bree is enticed by a new role at the hospital. Jayla tries to get a foothold on the case. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “You Feel Better? I Feel Better” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Layne’s stress builds as her business booms, with a chance to style Billie Eilish. Tracey’s show return is filled with deceit and surprises. Veronica fantasizes about her college boyfriend. Deon gets a shock when a man answers his mom’s phone.

BET DIGITAL:

“I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 ON BET’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The fan-favorite series returns with an new batch of celebrities, including HD4President, Kaliii, Myles Yachts, Erica Banks, Tay Money, B.Lovee, Loose Ends, and Lecrae & Andy Mineo talking up how they went viral with songs that blew up on social media and made them household names. In the premiere episode HD4President talks about his hit song ‘Touch Down to Cause Hell.’

* THIS WEEK’S BET, BET+ and BET Digital’s WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
01/07/22

BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AND BRAND NEW EPISODES OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

New York, NY – January 7, 2021 BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” to air brand new episodes. For additional BET and BET+’s must-see programming for the week of January 6– January 12, see below:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #821 “The First Day” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– C.J. prepares to return work for the first time since his mishap running into a building. While Calvin and Laura make wedding plans, Miranda has made plans of her own. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #221 “Unpleasant Days” airs on Tuesday January 11, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– A resident of Pleasant Days shows immense generosity to the rest of the tenants before she parts ways with them. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS
TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #312 “The Dutiful Wife” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 9 PM ET/PT – A press briefing called by the Vice President places Hunter and Victoria in the hot seat behind recent tragedies that transpired. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #213 “Evil Deeds” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 10 PM ET/PT – River shares with Ruth his experience of what happens when The Highest gets angry. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH”
TO AIR ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #101 “Pilot” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 11 PM ET/PT – John seeks financial backing for a new business venture. Tom deals with the fallout of an ill-advised fling with a coworker, and Mike agrees to let Pam decorate his loft. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #402 “Still Waters Run Deep” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 9 PM ET/PT– Andi finds herself in the middle of a tragedy that involves Zac and Fatima. Gary goes through great lengths to grab Andi’s attention. Danni becomes a hero at work, but her love life takes a turn. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “Independent Women” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10 PM ET/PT– With Hazel on a world tour, Bree balances home and work. Ari struggles to stay connected to David. Back in NY, Jayla tries to fill Ari’s shoes with a high-profile case. Hazel returns from her travels with more than just a souvenir keychain. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “All Good” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Three months after the big arrest, we catch up with the gang. Layne is stressed by her shop and feelings for Deon. Veronica has whack tenants and an unsatisfied sex life. Vince is a successful yet miserable Bar Mitzvah DJ. Deon searches for a job.

* THIS WEEK’S BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 15 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 21





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 15 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
07/15/21

NEW SEASON OF “FIRST WIVES CLUB” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

BET NEWS PRESENTS “CONTENT FOR CHANGE: BLACK X JEWISH”

PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 15 AT 9 PM ET/PT

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL”

RETURNS WITH A BANG TUESDAY, JULY 20 at 9 pm ET/PT
on BET and BET HER

THE MIDSEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

New York, NY – July 15, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of July 15 – July 21 includes:

“CONTENT FOR CHANGE: BLACK X JEWISH” PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 15TH AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

BET presents “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” – A timely and engaging conversation that examines how legacies of hate have impacted both the Black and Jewish communities in America and are often used as tools of division between them. The show explores their shared history of subjugation and persecution, how important it has been in the past for these groups to come together in solidarity, and the need to do so now in the face of increased antisemitism, racism, and other hate crimes in recent years.

For more information on “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” visit BET.com. Follow us @bet across these social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter)

The MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS WEDNESDAY,

JULY 20 ON BET AND BET HER

(‘President Franklin’ playedby Ed Quinn stars in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

Episode #214 “The Target” premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 9 PM ET/PT– On the jaw-dropping midseason premiere, Barry is desperate to find his daughter; Hunter and Victoria share a power struggle concerning a terrorist; and Lilly lays down a few ground rules for Donald as they discuss the terms of their marriage.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

‘Andi’ playedby KJ Smith stars in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” on BET)

Episode #307 “Protecting Myself” premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 9 PM ET/PT– Andi is walking a thin line while trying to keep the peace and stay out of Fatima, Karen, and Zac’s love triangle.

“BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

Episode #107 “702 v. Cherish” premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 10 PM ET/PT– With one less member, the Ladies must try to build a cohesive brand and look for their group. The 702 Sisters are at odds with the Cherish Twins about their place on the record. As their performance date nears, who will make the final curtain?

ON BET+:

NEW SEASON OF “FIRST WIVES CLUB” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

The pressures of new jobs and news loves are introduced in the second season of the First Wives Club as Bree and Gary deep dive into rekindling their marriage, which is complicated by Bree’s big promotion and the introduction of a sexy hospital administrator. Meanwhile, Ari struggles with trying to balance working in Los Angeles temporarily and her long-distance relationship with David as he’s busy fulfilling his first term as State Senator. After starting her own record label, Hazel attempts to sign her first artist while returning from her world tour with a sexy plus one. At Ari’s request, Hazel and Bree welcome a new friend, Jayla, into their clique. Season two finds the newly minted quartet navigating the pressure of their professional lives and evolving romantic relationships through the enviable bonds of their friendship.

First Wives Club stars Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathé and new cast member Michelle Mitchenor, with RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman also reprising their roles. Essence Atkins, Gary Dourdan, Jordan Carlos and Mikhail Keize will also join this season in recurring roles.

ON BET+:

MIDSEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

Episode #210 “The Long Journey” – Regina demands proof from Mike of his accusation. Tom receives some disturbing news. Tom asks Greg for a big favor. Regina helps Mike to see that things aren’t always what they seem.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET+ Original Hit Series “First Wives Club” Season 1 Returns to Linear Television





BET+ Original Hit Series “First Wives Club” Season 1 Returns to Linear Television for an Exclusive Run Starting Wednesday, January 27 at 10PM ET/9C on BET and BET Her
Season two is currently filming in Atlanta and set to release in 2021 exclusively on BET+.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ ORIGINAL HIT SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB” SEASON 1 RETURNS TO LINEAR TELEVISION FOR AN EXCLUSIVE RUN STARTING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 10PM ET/9C ON BET AND BET HER

NEW YORK, NY – January 27, 2021 – BET announces the linear television return of fan-favorite BET+ original series First Wives Club — the network previously announced that highly anticipated Season 2, currently filming in Atlanta, is set to release in 2021 exclusively on BET+. In the interim, viewers can relive all the drama of Season 1 as episodes will air weekly for a limited time beginning Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT on BETand BET Her.

A sitcom reboot of the popular 1996 Paramount Pictures film, First Wives Club is one of the first original series to launch on BET+. The 9-episode half-hour comedy follows Ari, Bree and Hazel; three best friends who reunite after several years alienated from their friendship to see and support each other through a tabloid-ridden divorce, unsatisfying marriage, a cheating husband and other marital woes.

First Wives Club cast includes:

Ryan Michelle Bathe as “Ari”

Actor and producer Ryan Michelle Bathé currently stars in the CBS series All Rise and has a diverse list of credits for roles in popular television titles such as Fox’s Empire and NBC’s This is Us; Bathé also stars in newly released film on Amazon, Sylvie’s Love. In First Wives Club, Ryan plays “Ari” – Driven, beautiful, and motherly. By trade a lawyer, she sets aside her career to run her husband’s campaign for New York Senate. Ari is totally selfless and wishes her husband David could be a bit more attentive.

Jill Scott as “Hazel”

Multi-hyphenate Jill Scott is a singer-songwriter, model, poet, and actress. The platinum-selling artist is a three-time Grammy Award winner, notable philanthropist and most recently received a nomination for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. In First Wives Club, Jill plays “Hazel” – Creative, tough, and a superstar. Hazel is a Grammy Award-winning singer struggling to succeed in the middle of her career. Hazel brings a grit to the group. Having mixed business and pleasure, Hazel now navigates a looming divorce from her music producer husband, Derek.

Michelle Buteau as “Bree”

Michelle Buteau is an actress, author and comedian. She recently published her first book Survival of the Thickest (Gallery Books) and released her first one-hour comedy special Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix). She currently hosts The Circle for Netflix, which will return for Season 2 this Spring. This spring she will be seen in the feature film “Marry Me”(Universal). In First Wives Club, Michelle plays “Bree” – Brilliant yet ditzy, outspoken yet insecure. Bree is the wildcard of the group. As an orthopedic surgeon, she is the breadwinner of her family, which causes her husband, Gary, to feel undervalued. Bree’s relationship is the most hot and cold, as she is scared of what life will be like if her husband moves on with a younger woman.

Mark Tallman as “David”

Mark Tallman is an actor known for his role in All My Children, Single Ladies, and State of Affairs. In First Wives ClubMark Plays “David” – Determined, stoic, selfish. His time is consumed with running for the New York Senate; David falls short in providing emotionally for his wife Ari.

Malik Yoba as “Derek”

A New York native, Malik got his start on New York Undercover. Since then, he has appeared in many films and television shows, including, Empire, Designated Survivor, and The Last O.G. In First Wives ClubMalik plays Derek – Powerful, arrogant, and manipulative. Derek is the head of the record label to which his wife, Hazel, is signed. When Hazel learns Derek is cheating on her with another artist, he purposefully sabotages her career.

RonReaco Lee as “Gary”

Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, RonReaco is a prolific actor known for his role in BET’s Let’s Stay Together, STARZ’s Survivor’s Remorse, and Disney’s Sister, Sister. In First Wives Club RonReaco plays “Gary” – Caring, nerdy, and a little of a player, Gary is a schoolteacher and the husband of Bree. Feeling like he doesn’t get enough credit for handling most of the parenting, Gary separates from Bree to explore dating other women.

First Wives Club is executive produced and written by Tracy Oliver. Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Rudin, Tony Hernandez also serve as executive producers.

All season one episodes are now streaming on BET+. For more information visit BET.com and follow us @bet across social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

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About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Paramount Television Studios

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “The Alienist” (TNT), “The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness” (TNT), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (Netflix), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Made For Love” (HBO Max), Station Eleven (HBO Max), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “First Wives Club” (BET+), “Looking for Alaska” (Hulu), “Boomerang” (BET), “Briarpatch” (USA), and “Paradise Lost” (Spectrum Originals) among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.



They’re Back! “First Wives Club” to Return for Season 2





They’re Back! “First Wives Club” to Return for Season 2
In an official statement, BET+ confirmed that a followup season was picked up for the hit show.

[via press release from BET]

They’re Back! ‘First Wives Club’ To Return For Season 2

Our favorite trio of wives will return to our screens soon!

Our favorite party of three is back for season two! The First Wives Club will be returning to BET+!

In an official statement, BET+ confirmed that a followup season was picked up for the hit show. The Tracy Oliver executive-produced dramedy stars Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau, who play best friends Hazel, Ari and Bree (respectively). Season two of FWC will pick up where the first season left off, showing the trio of women go through their various marital woes, while the longtime friends console each other, and offer support during tough times.

“Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club has been hugely successful on BET+, [and] served as one of our signature originals at launch, and helped us quickly become the largest African American focused SVOD service,” said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+. “Our subscribers loved season one and are eagerly awaiting season two.”

Oliver also stated that she is “overwhelmed” by the support for season one, and is looking forward to the next chapter of First Wives.

“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support the first season has received from our audience. I’m beyond excited to work with BET and this amazing, hilarious cast on a second season! Let the hijinks and shenanigans begin,” said Tracy Oliver.

Principal photography is set to begin in September 2020, in Atlanta.

https://www.bet.com/shows/betplus/we-re-back—first-wives-club–to-return-for-season-2.html