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.

About This Channel
Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane
The New Edition Story
The New Edition Story
The Game
The Game
College Hill
College Hill
Toya: A Family Affair
Toya: A Family Affair
Hell Date
Hell Date
Ink, Paper, Scissors
Ink, Paper, Scissors
American Gangster
American Gangster
Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills
Book of Negroes
Book of Negroes
Tiny & Toya
Tiny & Toya
Reed Between the Lines
Reed Between the Lines
Tales
Tales
Sunday Best
Sunday Best
The Quad
The Quad
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Real Husbands of Hollywood
The Gary Owen Show
The Gary Owen Show
Rebel
Rebel
Let's Stay Together
Let's Stay Together
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
BET Awards
Soul Train
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
106 and Park
My Black is Beautiful
BET Hip Hop Awards
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First
Nellyville
Keyshia Cole: All In
Frankie & Neffe
Monica: Still Standing
The BET Honors
Brothers to Brutha
The Mo'Nique Show
Bobby Jones Gospel
Lift Every Voice
Celebration of Gospel
Black Girls Rock!
The Sheards
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
The Message
#TheWestBrooks
One Shot
Joyful Noise
Beef: The Series
Changing Lanes
Somebodies
It's a Mann's World
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
The Deal
Lens on Talent
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
Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson
S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior
Comic View: One Mic Stand
8 Days a Week
BET News Special
UNCF An Evening of Stars
Best of Played by Fame
Notarized
BET Remembers Whitney
Harvard Park
Strength of Brotherhood
House Husbands
Second Generation Wayans
Don't Sleep
Vindicated
JustKeke
McDonald's 365 Black Awards
The Xperiment
What's at Stake
DeSean Jackson
Punk'd (2015)
About the Business
Zoe Ever After