BET Adds more faith to it’s line up- The Sheards, TD Jakes talk show and more…
BET is adding more faith based programming to it’s line up. The network is already home to several Sunday Morning Shows such as Bobby Jones Gospel, Lift Every Voice, and has experienced great success with BET’s Sunday Best Gospel Vocalist competition.
The rumor mill was active with rumblings of a reality TV show from the Sheards. The show is now in production in Michigan. The show which will take a look at the lives of a well know faith/gospel music family from Detroit Michigan- Bishop J Drew Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, J Drew Sheard, and Kierra Sheard.
The network has optioned the rights to four novels by author Reshonda Tate Billingsley. The franchise will be produced under Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit. The first of the novels, “Let the Church Say Amen” is in production right now in Atlanta with Lelah Rochon and Steve Harris starring. The other novels that were optioned are as follows: ”I Know I’ve Been Changed,” “Everybody Say Amen” and “Say Amen Again.”
BET also shot a pilot of a talk show that will star Bishop TD Jakes.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Senior VP of Original programming, Charlie Jordan Brookins stated, “We are trying to bring (spiritual themes) into the fabric of our programming in general”. To read the full story log on HERE .
We wish BET great success in its new found endeavors. YES, people who go to church like to watch TV. It’s about time someone noticed. Now if BET would get the Playmakers to do a Sunday Night Live type sketch comedy show, we’ll be all the way in business because we like to laugh too and so much funny stuff happens in church.