Brandy Norwood and Kelly Rowland will headline two new series on BET’s 2015 slate. The series were among those featured today at the network’s upfront presentation. Norwood plays a single mom embarking on a new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul in romantic comedy Zoe Moon. Former Destiny Child’s member Rowland searches for “the next big female superstar group to make their mark in a dog-eat-dog music industry” in reality series Chasing Destiny.
Other new series include Punk’d, a reboot of the MTV hidden camera series; docu-series About The Business, centered on a group of friends in Hollywood who are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry; Criminals At Work, which explores crime and violence in the workplace; The Label docu-series about the rise and fall of some classic record companies. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is an exec producer, and DeSean Jackson: Home Team, which focuses on the NFL star’s life at home.
The network also introduced new shows for Centric, its network targeted at African-American women. According To Alex is a a reality show featuring the friends and family surrounding Alex Martin Dean, daughter of Whoopi Goldberg, who serves as an executive producer; documentary series #MyCurrentSituation, centers on everyday people dealing with issues from running for office to working as a stripper. Queen Latifah is an executive producer for Curve Appeal, featuring stylist Timothy Snell, who helps plus-size women look good, and From the Bottom Up, a docu-series about women trying to make comebacks.
BET also has in the works news specials on Hurricane Katrina, Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson.
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