A new addition to the late-night talk landscape is set to premiere next month, with the announcement today by BET that “BET’s Mancave,” from executive producer Steve Harvey and Truly Original, will roll out Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on BET.
The half-hour weekly series has a 12-episode order. The show “features the award-winning journalist and series creator Jeff Johnson along with three other outspoken men kicking back and getting transparent about today’s hot-button topics,” BET says in the announcement.
The release also says of the show: “This progressive new talk format assembles a diverse group of black men who will share unadulterated and provocative views about life, love, politics, sex, pop culture and more. … Four guys. Different worlds. Lots of opinions.”
The announcement adds: “Each episode will feature a new celebrity guest who will join the guys as they offer an unfiltered look at what men REALLY talk about within their inner circle of male friends. Covering such topics as entertainment, sex and relationships, politics, current events, sports and much more, this no-holds-barred conversation provides a fresh take on black men’s views of what’s happening in today’s culture. Through humor, genuine emotion and heated debate, the panel will discuss their own opinions and experiences, while revealing what it’s really like to navigate the world as an African-American man.”
The show begins production in Los Angeles on Jan. 16, with additional cast and series segments to be announced at a later date.
“BET’s Mancave” is produced by Truly Original and East 112th Street Productions/Steve Harvey Productions. Truly Original’s Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Bryan Hale and Jeff Johnson executive produce. Steve Harvey and Gerald Washington also serve as executive producers for East 112th Street Productions. Steve Barry and Joe Braswell will serve as showrunners.