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BET Says It Isn’t Canceling Show Featuring Oscar-Winning Actress — It’s Only Going on Hiatus

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Amid reports that BET was canceling one of its shows, the network issued a statement saying the show is just going on hiatus, says Multichannel News.

According to the article, "The Mo’Nique Show" which is "the first late-night show hosted by an African-American since ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ in the 1990s, will continue to air original episodes in its 11 p.m. timeslot through the summer and then run repeats after that.

"The official BET statement reads as follows: ‘The Mo’Nique Show’ will be on production hiatus beginning in the Fall. However, new episodes of the show will continue to air throughout the summer. Mo’nique Hicks and ‘The Mo’Nique Show’ are important to the BET Networks family and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her.’”

Interestingly, as we read this BET statement here at TVWeek, it does not say anything about new episodes after the summer, nor does it say how long the "hiatus" starting this fall will last.

Mo’Nique won an Academy Award in 2010 for her supporting role in “Precious.”

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  1. Correction: The Tavis Smiley show, launched in 2004 on PBS (African American late night talk show) came before Mo’ Nique and after Arsenio.

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