(from BET's press release, February 2020) Today, BET+ announced the new original drama from Tyler Perry, "Tyler Perry's Ruthless," will premiere Thursday, March 19, 2020, exclusively across all platforms the service is available. Three episodes, of the 24-episode one-hour drama, will be available to stream with new episodes launching every Thursday. "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" is the first new original series from Tyler Perry to stream on BET+, a joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios. The series continues BET+'s mission to deliver a spectrum of original and compelling stories. "Tyler Perry's Ruthless," a spin-off of the hit television series "Tyler Perry's The Oval," 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. "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Hervé Clermont, Anthony Bless, and Bobbi Baker.