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[05/19/15 - 11:59 AM]
It's Getting Hot in Here! BET Networks Turns up the Heat This Summer with a Diverse Slate of New Original Premieres and Returning Favorites!
BET is bringing the heat as its diverse slate is set to capture viewers' attention, while reflecting and celebrating the lives of African American adults.

[04/24/14 - 03:30 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming and Partnerships at Annual Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "Being Mary Jane," "The Game" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[08/20/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 20
Updates include: Showtime trims "The Franchise" by one week; Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore to topline USA's "Paging Dr. Freed"; and Goran Visnjic reports to ABC's "Red Widow."







START UP, THE (BET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, May 2015) In THE START UP film, hip-hop prince Diggy Simmons stars as Blake Monroe, founder of TheJetsetters.com, an entertainment and lifestyle blog. THE START UP hones in on what it means to be young, gifted and digital, as Blake and his friends strategize for fame and financing while they navigate the freedoms and pressures of adulthood. Also starring Teyana Taylor, Bria Murphy, Allen Maldonado, Chris Brew, and Stephanie Charles. From Executive Producers Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenya Barris, James DuBose and Laurie Dobbins. THE START UP premieres in September.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allen Maldonado
· Bria Murphy
· Chris Brew
· Diggy Simmons as Blake Monroe
· Stephanie Charles
· Teyana Taylor
CREW INFORMATION:
· James DuBose as EP
· Kenya Barris as EP
· Kevin Liles as EP
· Laurie Dobbins as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as EP
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available