Margaret Avery News

The Series Debut of 'Being Mary Jane' Starring Gabrielle Union Attracts Over Five Million Viewers for Its Premiere Night on BET Networks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The first original scripted drama series for BET Networks 'BEING MARY JANE' starring Gabrielle Union is now the #1 original drama series debut on ALL cable for the 2013-2014 season among Adults 18-49 & Women 18-49.* The premiere airing drew in 3.3 Million total viewers (P2+) from 10-11 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, January 7. It was followed by an encore performance from 11 p.m.-12 a.m. EST which also brought in 1.8 Million total viewers (P2+). (more...)

Prepare To Be Inspired, Empowered And Entertained 'Black Girls Rock' Returns To BET Networks Sunday, November 3 At 7pm*
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Get ready for an exciting night filled with beautiful, powerful and talented women! 'BLACK GIRLS ROCK!' airs on BET Networks Sunday, November 3rd at 7pm*. For the third year in a row, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King hosted the annual awards show. The dynamic duo wowed the audience with their grace, charm, crazy sense of humor and stunning fashion. But, as always, the night belonged to the inspirational celebrants and amazing performers who were remarkable reminders of how much black girls do indeed rock! (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE, Starring Gabrielle Union, Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLEcomes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union, the highly anticipated television event premieres tonight, July 2 nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Premiere 7/2
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2013

. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLEcomes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union, the highly anticipated television event premieres Tuesday, July 2 nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. (more...)

Bounce TV Unveils its First Upfront Programming Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's only broadcast television network for African Americans, today announced its first-ever slate of upfront programming plans, including original new scripted and non-scripted series, series renewals, the return to broadcast television of one of the most-popular game shows in history, an exclusive new college sports rights deal and more theatrical motion pictures for its impressive library. (more...)

BET Announces New Programming; Renews REAL HUSBANDS, THE GAME & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

BET today announced its new and returning programs, including REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, THE GAME, and more. For the full listing of new and renewed shows, check the full list below! (more...)

BET Original Movie BEING MARY JANE to Open 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 07, 2012

The 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks announced today that the BET Premiere Cinema film 'BEING MARY JANE' - an original made for television movie and pilot from the powerhouse couple behind 'Sparkle' and 'The Game' - will serve as the festival's Opening Night film on Thursday, September 20. (more...)

BET Networks Unveils New 2012 Programming Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

During its annual Upfront presentation to the advertising community, BET Networks, the leading provider of content to black consumers globally, will reveal its new programming content including scripted programs and original movies for both BET and CENTRIC as well as new web series for BET.com. (more...)

Ordained Minister to Play Dual Roles in LINCOLN, Show Runs Through 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2010

Ordained minister, producer, actor, and stand-up comedian are the credentials held by the performer to take the stage at Lincoln Amphitheatre this summer as Frederick Douglass and Moses. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Los Angeles Opening Night of 'Color Purple'
by James Sims - Dec 18, 2007

The Color Purple opened at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre December 16th, bringing the National Tour to Los Angeles for the holiday season, running through March 9, 2008... (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Partake in 'Color Purple' Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2007

Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) will be the special guest at the 'Monday Nights with Oscar' (MNWO) screening of 1985 Best Picture nominee The Color Purple on Monday, April 16, 7PM, at the Academy Theater in New York City. (more...)