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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders

2019 BET/BET+ Pilots & Series Orders

2019 BET/BET+ Pilots & Series Orders

BET Comedy

TWENTIES (single camera)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios

TEAM: Lena Waithe (w, ep, sr), Susan Fales-Hill (ep, sr), Rishi Rijani (ep), Andrew Coles (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking ‘ish’ and chasing their dreams in a show about friendship, finding love and messing everything up along the way.

BET Drama

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (fka Games Divas Play)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios

TEAM: Tracey Edmonds (w, d, ep)
LOGLINE: Stylized tale about the L.A. high life, where everyone plays to win. A desperate basketball wife trying to protect her family, a tenacious journalist struggling to rebuild a tarnished career and a scandalous groupie looking to become a star find that it’s murder trying to stay on top. Based on the book Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray,
CAST: Lauren London, Parker McKenna Posey, Karen Obilom, Sartunas J. Jackson, Jackie Long, Barry Brewer (recurring), Kendall Kyndall (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; 25 episodes
STUDIO: Tyler Perry Studios
TEAM: Tyler Perry (w, d, ep)
LOGLINE: The story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.
CAST: Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Taja V. Simpson, Walter Fauntleroy, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law

Ordered straight to series (10 episodes)
STUDIO: Tyler Perry Studios

TEAM: Tyler Perry (w, d, ep), Michelle Sneed (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of single black women from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: Why am I single? They navigate their “complicated love life” status, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.
CAST: KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von, Novi Brown, Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin Walton, Anthony Dalton

BET+ Comedy

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes

TEAM: Felisha Marye (w, ep), Will Packer (ep), Devon Sheparr (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in the East Atlanta neighborhood of Little Five Points, it follows a single black woman who is dealing with the threat of marriage to a boring-in-bed boyfriend and the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. The tragedy drives her ambitious group of friends to take a deeper look at their stagnant lives, asking themselves: Is there something bigger and better in life?
CAST: Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, Tristen Winger, Warren Burke (recurring)



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