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About BET

Black Entertainment Television, commonly abbreviated as BET, launched in 1980 as a block of programming aimed at African American audiences. BET was not originally an independent channel; it was instead a block of music videos and sitcoms that aired for two hours each week on the Nickelodeon cable channel. BET debuted as its own cable channel in 1983 and has since expanded to encompass a number of spin-off channels, each with its unique niche focus.

Having come in age in the era of the music video, BET's identity has always included a substantial amount of music. Original series that spotlighted jazz, hip hop and gospel were popular part of the channel's schedule, and music-focused programming was a focus of several of the BET spin-off channels.

News and public affairs have also been a prominent part of BET's programming. Comedy and syndicated sitcoms fill out the schedule, and much of the channel's original programming is in the form of reality series such as "Real Husbands of Hollywood," although original comedy series like "Let's Stay Together" have also had successful runs on the channel.

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Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane
The Game
The Game
Book of Negroes
Book of Negroes
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Real Husbands of Hollywood
It's a Mann's World
It's a Mann's World
BET Awards
BET Awards
Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills
College Hill
College Hill
American Gangster
American Gangster
The BET Honors
The BET Honors
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Nellyville
Nellyville
Tiny & Toya
Tiny & Toya
Toya: A Family Affair
Toya: A Family Affair
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
Sunday Best
Sunday Best
Hell Date
Hell Date
106 and Park
106 and Park
Bobby Jones Gospel
Bobby Jones Gospel
Frankie & Neffe
Frankie & Neffe
The Mo'Nique Show
The Mo'Nique Show
Monica: Still Standing
Monica: Still Standing
Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson
Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson
House Husbands
House Husbands
The Sheards
The Sheards
ComicView
ComicView
College Hill: Interns
College Hill: Interns
Harlem Heights
Harlem Heights
Reed Between the Lines
Reed Between the Lines
The Family Crews
The Family Crews
Rip The Runway
Rip The Runway
Buppies
Buppies
S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior
S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior
Keeping it Rich with Sakina
Keeping it Rich with Sakina
Strength of Brotherhood
Strength of Brotherhood
Comic View: One Mic Stand
Comic View: One Mic Stand
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Second Generation Wayans
Second Generation Wayans
First In
First In
Played by Fame
Played by Fame
Brothers to Brutha
Brothers to Brutha
Lift Every Voice
Lift Every Voice
McDonald's 365 Black Awards
McDonald's 365 Black Awards
8 Days a Week
8 Days a Week
BET News Special
BET News Special
UNCF An Evening of Stars
UNCF An Evening of Stars
Keyshia Cole: All In
Keyshia Cole: All In
Don't Sleep
Don't Sleep
JustKeke
JustKeke
The Message
The Message
BET Remembers Whitney
BET Remembers Whitney
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Notarized
Notarized
Vindicated
Vindicated
Harvard Park
Harvard Park
Somebodies
Somebodies
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Travelistas: Inspired Journey
Travelistas: Inspired Journey
Shop Talk
Shop Talk
My Black is Beautiful
My Black is Beautiful
Lens on Talent
Lens on Talent
The Deal
The Deal
Access Granted
Access Granted
The Michael Vick Project
The Michael Vick Project
Heart of the City
Heart of the City
Rising Icons
Rising Icons
Welcome to Dreamland
Welcome to Dreamland
My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop
My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop
A Very BET Christmas
A Very BET Christmas
Trey Songz: My Moment
Trey Songz: My Moment
Beef: The Series
Beef: The Series
Let's Stay Together
Let's Stay Together
Being Terry Kennedy
Being Terry Kennedy
Iron Ring
Iron Ring
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Pay It Off
Pay It Off
Best of Played by Fame
Best of Played by Fame
Kingdome
Kingdome
Changing Lanes
Changing Lanes
Room Remix
Room Remix
Coke Red Room
Coke Red Room