BET TV Shows

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