NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall BET Networks unleashes a star studded lineup of original programming and specials that promises to speak to your mind, body, soul – and tickle your funny bone starting this October.
The all-star cast of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, JB Smoove, Duane Martin, Cynthia Kay McWilliams and Nelly are back to deliver a spanking new season that promises BIGGER laughs and even BIGGER celebrity guests including Chris Rock, Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes, Katie Couric, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Anthony Anderson and many more. Next on the lineup is bestselling author and producer T. D. Jakes who teams up with BET Networks to empower, enlighten and uplift viewers in the new, hour-long talk show T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. Guests this season include LL Cool J, Devon Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Steve Harvey and more. Also, returning to the schedule are a trio of high-rated specials that continue to entertain audiences year after year: THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, HIP HOP AWARDS and "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™."
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REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD – Season 2 premieres Tuesday, October 15th with back-to-back episodes beginning at 10:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.
The fakest reality show ever is back with BIGGER guests and even BIGGER laughs. As the #1 sitcom on cable television among all adults 18-49 in its inaugural season, REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD took the airwaves by storm. Led by red hot comedian Kevin Hart with an all-star supporting cast including Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, JB Smoove, Duane Martin, Cynthia Kay McWilliams and Nelly - the upcoming season promises cameos from Hollywood's brightest stars including Chris Rock, Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes, Katie Couric, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Anthony Anderson and more!
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul – Series premiere Sunday, October 6th at 12:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.
BET brings better talk with spiritual leader, educator, humanitarian, bestselling author and producer T. D. Jakes to empower, enlighten and uplift viewers in the new talk show T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The hour long, weekly chat fest combines an entertaining mix of celebrity interviews, expert advice on finance, family, and fitness while shining the spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Guests this season include LL Cool J, Devon Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Steve Harvey and more.
BET HIP HOP AWARDS – Premieres Tuesday October 15th at 8:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.
BET HIP HOP AWARDS, the #1 hip hop-themed telecast on television for five consecutive years, pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the year's best in hip hop music. The live performances are the most talked about in the business, and the cyphers are explosive! Without a doubt, this is hip hop at its freshest. Celebrating the biggest names in the game, newcomers on the scene, and shining a light on the community, the BET HIP HOP AWARDS salutes the best of the best in hip hop culture.
"BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™" – Premieres Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.
"BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™" is dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color around the world who stand as inspirational and positive role models. A montage of female performers help celebrate the achievements of the exceptional honorees. The two-hour star-studded evening celebrates the strengths, triumphs and talents of Black women. The much-deserving celebrants and award recipients have included legends and new comers who continue to make strides in Entertainment, Corporate America and Philanthropy. The televised special, "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™" is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc. production. "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™" Founder and CEO, Beverly Bond executive produces the telecast along with Stephen Hill, President, Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks and Connie Orlando, Eugene Caldwell, Salli Frattini, BET Networks.
THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS – Premieres Sunday, December 1st at 8:00 P.M.* ET/PT on Centric.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS returns with a stellar two hour show that bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today; acting as a hybrid of a traditional show with an "honors" show format. Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train's impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today, the new Soul Train Awards is all about the melodic marriage of music and dance. Our host and performers will take the stage as they welcome the viewers to a show that feels more like a dance party than your traditional awards show. Paying homage to the musical elite, the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will honor three Icons that have a timeless songbook, established a musical and performance standard, have impacted the industry in a significant way, and are still a relevant influence on the music scene today. Vintage Soul Train clips would be used in packages in and out of segments and would include a medley of classic performances. In addition to the three Icon performances, the show will feature five other performances by some of the hottest acts in music today.
For more information on all of BET and CENTRIC's series and specials go to BET.com and CentricTV.com. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET Networks's multiple social media platforms:
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