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