BET's New Legal Drama IN CONTEMPT To Premiere April 10

BET's New Legal Drama IN CONTEMPT To Premiere April 10

BET's new series "In Contempt" is an hour-long procedural set in the fast-paced world of a legal aid office in New York City. Flipping the script on the typical legal drama, the show takes away the designer suits and rich defendants and features talented and passionate non-profit lawyers fighting for society's most vulnerable citizens. "In Contempt" premieres April 10 at 10PM ET.

The series follows Gwen Sullivan, played by breakout star Erica Ash ("Survivor's Remorse"). She's an opinionated and outspoken attorney whose passion for her job and clients makes her arguably the most talented public defender in her district. Along with the complicated cases she tackles, Gwen must also manage the various personalities and challenges at the office...and at home.

Created by showrunner Terri Kopp, a former member of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, the cast also includes Charlie (Christian Keys), the undeserving but still newly appointed supervisor who also happens to be Gwen's ex-boyfriend; snarky, seductive attorney Tracy (Megan Hutchings); the rookie without a clue Vanessa (Mouna Traoré); cocky and resilient prosecutor A.D.A E.J. DaShay (Ronnie Rowe Jr.); Gwen's father and former elite attorney Earl Sullivan (Richard Lawson); Gwen's former law professor and the "one that got away" Bennett (Tobias Truvillion); and more.

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: 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 is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan AFRICA and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER (formerly CENTRIC), a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

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