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[08/14/20 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 14
Updates include: Peacock lands "Clueless" reboot TV series; Thomas Roberts named new host of "DailyMailTV"; and various Vancouver-based series on track to begin production.

[08/05/20 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 5
Updates include: Hulu's "High Fidelity," Freeform's "Siren" among wave of cancellations; NBC's "Connecting" casts quintet; and Disney Channel orders third season of "T.O.T.S."

[07/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 13
Updates include: Paramount Network nixes "Sexy Beast" TV series; Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews out of "Dancing with the Stars"; Tamera Mowry-Housley announces departure from "The Real."

[05/13/20 - 06:01 AM]
BET Greenlights Second Seasons for Hit Scripted Series "Tyler Perry's The Oval" and "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
Production of the original drama is slated to start at Tyler Perry Studios on July 8, with premiere dates for both series forthcoming.

[01/28/20 - 12:53 PM]
The Jaw-Dropping Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's The Oval" and New Episode of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Delivered 3.5 Million Total Viewers P2+
BET further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 22.

[11/07/19 - 11:50 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Perry's New Original Series for BET+, "Tyler Perry's Bruh" and "Tyler Perry's Ruthless," Expanding the Acclaimed Content Creator's Arsenal of Exclusive Programming for BET
The first series to complete production, "Tyler Perry's Bruh," produced by Perry exclusively for BET+, examines the world of dating, career, and friendship in a present-day society for a group of 30-something-year-old college friends.

[09/23/19 - 11:00 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce New Premiere Date for Original Dramas "The Oval" and "Sistas"
Tyler Perry's new original dramas will now premiere Wednesday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c respectively (previously October 9).

[08/05/19 - 08:00 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Second Wave of Talent Cast in Perry's New Original Drama "The Oval"
The 25-episode original series will premiere this fall on BET.

[06/24/19 - 05:01 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios to Launch BET+
The first BET+ original - "First Wives Club," a new 10 episode scripted drama from acclaimed "Girls Trip" screenwriter Tracy Oliver - will debut on the service in the fall.

[06/20/19 - 11:15 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Perry's First Original Series, "The Oval," to Launch the Content Creator's Exclusive Programming for the Network
Starring Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd and Daniel Croix Henderson, "The Oval," will introduce viewers to the new first family moving into the White House.







OVAL, THE (BET)
Returns in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/23/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 5/13/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, May 2020) Today, BET announced second season pick-ups of original dramas "Tyler Perry's The Oval" and "Tyler Perry's Sistas" from Tyler Perry. The two series hold top spots as the #1 and #2 as new scripted cable series, respectively, for general market P18-49 & P2+*. Production of the original drama is slated to start at Tyler Perry Studios on July 8, with premiere dates for both series forthcoming. "We are excited to continue our partnership with Tyler Perry and for the renewals of our two Wednesday night programming staples, 'The Oval' and 'Sistas.' BET is committed to investing in quality programming from top industry power players and giving viewers more of the content they love and expect from the brand across our platforms," said Scott Mills, President of BET. The series renewals land as BET Networks premieres the new half-hour original comedy, "Tyler Perry's Bruh" on BET+. Perry's second original series on the premium streaming service follows four longtime friends as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond. In a society where relationships between men of color are often misjudged and misrepresented, the series embraces male vulnerability versus hypermasculinity. "Tyler Perry's Bruh" joins Mr. Perry's first series on the service, "Tyler Perry's Ruthless," a spin-off of the hit television series "Tyler Perry's The Oval." Streaming now on BET+, "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" tells the riveting story of a woman named Ruth, who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult. New episodes of "Tyler Perry's Bruh" and "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" launch every Thursday on BET+.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brad Benedict as Kyle Flint
· Ciera Payton as Lilly Winthrop
· Daniel Croix Henderson as Jason Franklin
· Ed Quinn as Hunter Franklin
· Javon Johnson as Richard Hallsen
· Kron Moore as Victoria Franklin
· Lodric Collins as Donald Winthrop
· Matthew Law as Kareem Richardson
· Paige Hurd as Gayle Franklin
· Ptosha Storey as Nancy Hallsen
· Taja V. Simpson as Priscilla Owens
· Teesha Renee as Sharon
· Travis Cure as Bobby
· Vaughn Hebron as Barry Hallsen
· Walter Fauntleroy as Sam Owens
CREW INFORMATION:
· Michelle Sneed as EP
· Tyler Perry as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Tyler Perry Studios