New Shows Coming from BET: Black Panter, Judge Karen, and The Boot

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THE BLACK PANTHER – From Marvel Comics, who brought the world “Spider-Man,” “X-Men,” the “Fantastic Four” and “Iron Man,” comes a primetime animated series featuring the first Black superhero. A wise and just African warrior king. A technologically advanced superhero with a proud past. BET presents THE BLACK PANTHER. PREMIERING Q1 2009

BRUTHA – With family values at the top of the network’s agenda, BET turns the spotlight on BRUTHA, an R&B group of siblings who learn just what it takes to navigate the treacherous terrain of the music industry — and discover who they really are along the way. Hunger for stardom, loyalty to family and love for the craft all take center stage with BRUTHA. PREMIERING Q4 2008

JUDGE KAREN – There’s a refreshing new judge in town who’s about to set it off: JUDGE KAREN! She’s uncompromising, smart, and quick to cut through the clutter. JUDGE KAREN was born to hold court on BET, and she’s taking no prisoners. PREMIERING Q4 2008

THE BOOT – Narrated by MC Lyte, THE BOOT is a half-hour dating show filled with twists, turns and eliminations. The daily strip show begins with six sexy singles (for example, two girls and four guys). First, the girls meet with all four guys individually. The ladies discuss their personalities and eliminate two guys. The two remaining men and two women are then paired off and sent on dates. Halfway through their date, they swap. The girls collectively decide which of the two guys to eliminate, and then they send one guy packing. With two girls and one guy remaining, suddenly the power shifts. Now the guy has the chance to decide which one of the girls is right for him. PREMIERING Q2 2008

ALL-NEW COMIC VIEW – It’s the standout of standup, the show that broke the biggest names in comedy. The legendary series returns for a 10th consecutive term completely transformed for 2008. PREMIERING Q3 2008

106 & GOSPEL – An all-new 90-minute weekly music event that in addition to including the incredible performances for which the 106 brand is known, 106 & GOSPEL features a top 20 countdown of contemporary gospel videos, news segments with Tye Tribbett, church fashion and roof-raising youth choir battles.PREMIERING Q1 2009

Upcoming BET News Programming

THE TRUTH WITH JEFF JOHNSON – Jeff Johnson takes his award-winning reporting to the talk show format with a fresh approach to news and pop culture hosted by the acclaimed correspondent. He addresses the issues facing Black America, the nation and the world as they happen, gathering comments and provoking thought with interviews and lively discussion. PREMIERING 2009

UNREPORTED – The imbalance in journalistic coverage with respect to African Americans is handed a much-needed reality check with this new investigative series. UNREPORTED hits the bulls-eye by illuminating the plight of the missing and falsely accused in our communities and in so doing, brings our truth to light unlike any news program on television. PREMIERING 2009

New Programming on BET J

CARMELO’S WAY – Denver Nuggets superstar forward Carmelo Anthony gives BETJ four months of unprecedented access, with cameras following him across the country and around the world. See him evolve as he pursues his destiny as an NBA player, as a businessman, and most importantly, as a human being. This is a story of the choices a man must make to determine the ultimate path he will take. This is Carmelo’s Way. PREMIERING Q4 2008

LEADING MEN – Meet the LEADING MEN who live their lives in public and allow viewers to take a rare look at their private side. Prominent African American men who have impacted American culture artistically, socially, and politically are candid and revealing. PREMIERING Q4 2008

URBAN CUISINE – Celebrated as one of The Great Chefs of America, Marcus Samuelsson not only shows viewers how to prepare a great dish; he elevates it to a lifestyle experience. Smart and healthy shopping, special dinners, and satisfying low-fat, low-calorie delectable meals are all on the menu. The kitchen heats up on URBAN CUISINE as Marcus and his celebrity guests partner to prepare their favorite foods. Add the secret ingredient: Marcus’ special flair. PREMIERING Q4 2008

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