BET Premieres Two New Shows

Tune In to BET for the Third Annual 'THE BET HONORS,' An Inspiring Evening Honoring Today's Extraordinary Luminaries and the New Docu-Series Following Michael Vick's Road to Redemption, 'THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT'

THE BET HONORS Premieres on Monday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m.* and THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT Premieres on Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 p.m.*

Jan 28, 2010, 17:01 ET from BET Networks

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BET's signature special, BET HONORS, hosted by the beautiful and talented actress Gabrielle Union, returns for a third consecutive year in honoring distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in their fields on Monday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m.* Then, on Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 p.m.*, viewers can tune in to watch as cameras capture an unprecedented look into the life of Michael Vick, with a new original docu-series THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT.

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THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT, which is produced by DuBose Entertainment, MV7 Productions and Category 5 Entertainment, will follow the iconic and polarizing professional football player as he journeys on the road to redemption -- in both his personal and professional life. 

The 2010 honorees included legendary songstress Whitney Houston (Entertainment), multi-faceted entertainer Queen Latifah (Media), respected business mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs (Entrepreneur), accomplished educator Dr. Ruth Simmons (Education), and world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black (Public Service).  Music's finest including Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Maxwell and others also paid tribute with emotionally-charged performances.

For more information on THE BET HONORS, visit www.bet.com/bethonors.

For more information on THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT, visit www.bet.com/ontv/betshows/michaelvick/.

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About BET Networks

BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

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