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[01/14/10 - 04:07 PM]
Sunday Best Season 2 Finalists Latice Crawford and Jeff Spain Are Headed to the Chapel in BET's Brand New Reality Series 'Almost Married' Premiering Summer 2010
The series will "follow the relationship of two very different people with a common and strong love for God, family and music."

[via press release from BET]

A Match Made In Heaven... SUNDAY BEST Season 2 Finalists Latice Crawford and Jeff Spain Are Headed to the Chapel in BET'S Brand New Reality Series 'ALMOST MARRIED' Premiering Summer 2010

10-Week Reality Series Follows The Couple Throughout Atlanta, New York, Ghana and Everywhere In Between During The Weeks Leading Up To Their Union

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14 -- During the last season of SUNDAY BEST, television's # 1 gospel singing competition series, Latice Crawford and Jeff Spain, two of the top 10 finalists met on the set and have been inseparable ever since. Sparked by a divine encounter, the confident and spunky bride to-be believes that God told her that her husband's name would be Jeff and she acted upon it. The laid back and smooth Jeff quickly felt the vibe and the rest is a love story in the making. ALMOST MARRIED, premiering summer 2010, will follow the relationship of two very different people with a common and strong love for God, family and music.

Latice, a preacher's daughter from Queens, New York wowed the judges week after week with her powerhouse voice and made it to the number three spot on SUNDAY BEST. Jeff, an Atlanta transplant with roots in Ghana, had no plans of auditioning for the show, but was persuaded by friends to give it a shot and came out a fan favorite. Since the taping of the show, the two have fallen madly in love and BET will be there to capture the emotional ride. ALMOST MARRIED is about highs and lows of love and fame. Making stops in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Ghana, the show will capture the anxieties of meeting the parents and the intricate day-to-day lives of a faith-filled couple determined to be gospel superstars while making it to the altar or not.

ALMOST MARRIED is executive produced by D'Angela Proctor Steed and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, the team behind television's number one gospel music competition series, SUNDAY BEST and the highly anticipated show, THE FAMILY CREWS, starring Terry Crews, best known for his role as the endearing father on EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS.

For up-to-the-minute information, footage and photos on ALMOST MARRIED, please visit www.bet.com.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. ( VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.





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· ALMOST MARRIED (CENTRIC)
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