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BET Orders Original Series

Jan 10, 2006  •  Post A Comment

BET has ordered two reality series and a religious roundtable show, the network announced at the Television Critics Association’s semiannual press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

“Season of the Tiger” is a docu-drama following Grambling State University’s football team and marching band. “Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown” looks at the reality of being a hip-hop artist. And “Meet the Faith” is a religious take on “Meet the Press,” with a roundtable of religious leaders hosted by CNN correspondent Carlos Watson.

BET is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. Though the network has struggled to raise its profile, last year the channel posted its highest ratings ever.