BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Creator Tyler Perry is now in talks of becoming the new Owner of BET and if it happens, that would make the most sense!
Tyler is currently the face of the channel as most of the shows on BET & BET+ are owned by him.
Past BET Ceo Debra Lee recently shared her support for Tyler taking over.
“A couple of people called me and asked me if was I interested in buying it, I thought about it for maybe 15 minutes. It’s a great network and it’s grown into great multiple networks. But I wasn’t ready to return.
I don’t have a favorite in the fight but I hope it works out great. Tyler Perry has been doing a lot of programming for BET and he has a very faithful audience. But I like being on the sideline watching.”
Debra stated she didn’t have a favorite but name dropped Tyler basically confirming he’s her favorite without actually saying it!
Byron Allen and a group featuring 50 Cent, Shaq, and Kenya Barris are seeking to purchase a majority stake in BET as well.
We hope Tyler officially takes over!
Catch “Sistas” Season 6 premiere on May 31st!
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Sistas follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The women must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s.
Sistas ensemble cast includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.
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.
ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.
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