BET has announced the dates and times for its new fall schedule. The line-up includes comedienne Mo’Nique’s late night talk show, a fiscally-focused game show hosted by actress Kim Coles, a reality series that will follow the lives of Compton firefighters, and a docu-drama chronicling the life of singer Monica.
“Bring Your ‘A’ Game”
Premieres Saturday, September 12, AT 9:00 P.M.
Actor and director Mario Van Peebles partnered with the Twenty-First Century Foundation to produce this documentary, which asks prominent black men: “What does it take to bring your ‘A’ Game and to succeed in life?” Interviewees include: Richard “Dick” Parsons, Chris Rock, Ice Cube, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Spike Lee, Kevin Liles, Mayor Cory Booker, Lou Gossett, Jr., Hill Harper, Damon Dash, Kevin Powell, Geoffrey Canada, Bruce Gordon and Allan Houston.
Premieres Wednesday, September 30, AT 10:00 P.M.
Chronicled by actor/singer Tyrese Gibson, the 10-episode half-hour original series delves into the lives of Compton’s firefighters and paramedics as they try to balance a 72-hour work schedule and family life. Emotions run high as the men and women work in the fast-paced, high intensity atmosphere. Though Compton only has a population of about 100,000 people, there are a reported 75 active gangs operating within the area, making it a unique environment for the city’s emergency teams.
“Pay It Off”
Premieres Friday, October 2, AT 10:00 P.M.
In these tough economic times, everyone is looking for some relief, especially debt relief. Hosted by actress Kim Coles, this show gives contestants the chance to change their lives and pay off mounting debt just by answering a few questions. If the contestant makes it successfully through all five rounds, he/she then has the chance to earn $25,000.
“The Mo’Nique Show”
Premieres Monday, October 5, AT 11:00 P.M.
Carving out a spot on the late-night show circuit, comedienne Mo’Nique grants viewers access to the hottest party on television, which includes show announcer Rodney Perry, a resident deejay, and the Big Jim and the Penthouse Players house band. Celebrity guests and musical performances will be a part of each show, while opening monologues and skits will drop in periodically.
Premieres Tuesday, October 27, AT 10:00 P.M.
After a brief hiatus from the music industry, Monica is back in the spotlight with an intimate, profound docu-drama that takes a look at her day-to-day world, as she balances family, deals with trials, triumphs and health challenges, records her fifth album, and tackles the hardest job of all – being a full-time mother of two young sons.