APOLLO LIVE Part of BET's 2012 Fall Preview
From the return of an R&B superstar to the newest player in the late night landscape, BET is bringing the heat even when the weather begins to cool. Starting this fall multi-platinum selling diva Keyshia Cole is joined by her NBA star husband,Daniel Gibson in KEYSHIA & DANIEL: FAMILY FIRST, which chronicles the new couple as they adjust to married life, raising their adorable son and joining two seemingly different families while juggling their own careers. Next, award winning journalist T.J. Holmesbrings his unique and fresh take on the day's headlines affecting our community in "DON'T SLEEP!" HOSTED BY T.J. HOLMES. And, there's no shortage of star power as soul legend Gladys Knight, hip hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh and R&B great Michael Bivins critique an array of budding talent on APOLLO LIVE. Hosted by comedian Tony Rock and executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Marcus King, APOLLO LIVE this new take on the reality competition is filmed at the iconic Apollo Theater.
"DON'T SLEEP!" HOSTED BY T.J. HOLMES Premieres Monday, October 1st at 11 PM ET/PT on BET.
Award-winning journalist T. J. Holmes gives viewers a great reason to stay up with his new original late night series DON'T SLEEP!, Holmes delivers smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to African Americans. Guaranteed to shake up late night,DON'T SLEEP! presents and tackles current headlines that affect our community while also creating awareness about vital stories mainstream media tends to disregard. Airing four nights a week, DON'T SLEEP! is also infused with numerous in-studio and on-location correspondents injecting perspective, humor, and commentary about a wide range of topics. The witty late-night series is keenly focused on keeping Black America engaged, awake and in the know.
"Don't Sleep!" Hosted by T.J. Holmes Sizzle Reel:
KEYSHIA &DANIEL: FAMILY FIRST Premieres Tuesday, October 9th at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.
Keyshia Cole's evolution from a promising R&B star to a multi-platinum selling artist was captured for three seasons by BET on her top-rated reality series, "The Way It Is." Viewers will once again join her on an emotional journey as she steps into a new chapter of her life. The new series gives a candid look at the R&B songstress at her most vulnerable, as a wife to NBA star Daniel Gibson, mother to her 2 year-old son D.J., daughter, sister, musician and businesswoman. We've witnessed so many incredible and compelling moments in Keyshia's life, especially her tumultuous relationship with her mom and sister, Frankie and Neffe. Now Keyshia has found herself on the path to becoming the woman she was destined to be, but will her new life lead her down the road to success or will demons from her past continue to haunt her?
APOLLO LIVE Premieres Saturday, December 1st at 8 PM ET/PT on CENTRIC.
Birthplace of legends and home of future stars, The Apollo Theater shines anew for the next generation. Executive producers Jamie Foxx, Marcus King and Don Weiner put a fresh spin on the classic variety show "Amateur Night" at Harlem's iconic venue, including a talent showcase and a singing competition featuring the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight, great entertainer Doug E. Fresh and music man Michael Bivins expert talent advisers. APOLLO LIVE promises a bevy of special guest appearances and performances. Hosted by funny man Tony Rock and of course, starring the electric Apollo Theater live audience.
Apollo Live Sizzle Reel:
106 & PARK
New episodes air Monday – Friday at 6 P.M. ET/PT on BET. Hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, 106 & PARK has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah,Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Sienna Miller, Will Smith, Drake, Katie Holmes, Trey Songz, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Lopez and many, many others. A powerful presence in the music industry, 106 & PARK is the #1 Music Variety Show on cable for 13 consecutive quarters among Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists.