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