Thursday, December 09, 2021

BET+ Announces New Tyler Perry Series; 2021 People's Choice Awards, TV Winners

Tyler Perry's Zatima

BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios announced the greenlight of the new BET+ original drama Tyler Perry's Zatima, a spin-off from the #1 cable scripted series among Black viewers, Tyler Perry's Sistas. The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters 'Zac,' played by Devale Ellis and 'Fatima,' played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. Zatima marks the second spin-off from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+, the leading streaming service for Black audiences. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, Zatima started production at Tyler Perry Studios this week and will premiere in 2022 on BET+. The announcement of Tyler Perry's Zatima lands on the heels of the season three finale of Tyler Perry's Sistas, premiering on Wednesday, December 22 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her, followed by a new episode of The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition. Hosted by Tyler Perry, The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition will give viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Mr. Perry's hit series and feature the talented cast who bring their favorite characters to life every week, including KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee' Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.

The BET+ original drama, Tyler Perry's Zatima, follows Tyler Perry's Ruthless, the first spin-off of the hit 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.


People's Choice Awards - Never Have I Ever

NBC and E! celebrated the best in movies, television, music and pop culture chosen solely by the fans during the 2021 People's Choice Awards telecast, hosted by actor and comedian Kenan Thompson. For the first time the 2021 People's Choice Awards broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA simultaneously on both NBC and E! at 9PM ET/PT on Tuesday night. This year NBC and E! honored Academy Award-winning actress, director, and producer Halle Berry with "The People's Icon" award, entertainment powerhouse and philanthropist Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson with "The People's Champion" award, entrepreneur, fashion and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian West with "The Fashion Icon" award, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera with the first-ever "Music Icon" award. The TV portion winners are below:

THE SHOW OF 2021 Loki
THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2021 Grey's Anatomy
THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2021 Never Have I Ever
THE REALITY SHOW OF 2021 Keeping Up With the Kardashians
THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2021 The Voice
THE MALE TV STAR OF 2021 Tom Hiddleston
THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2021 Ellen Pompeo
THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2021 Chase Stokes
THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2021 Selena Gomez
THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2021 JoJo Siwa
THE REALITY TV STAR OF 2021 Khloé Kardashian
THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2021 Squid Game
THE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW OF 2021 Lucifer


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Knockout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Dave nears his 40th birthday, Calvin offers to coach his friend for an amateur boxing tournament. Also, sparks fly when Marty meets a new woman at the gym.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Cats in a Bathtub" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob accidentally reveals Morenike is gay, Abishola and Kemi are forced to defend her against their church, and even their own families. Also, Douglas comes clean to Olivia about not being poor.

Kenan - "Hustle and Flow" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenan and Aubrey clash when he refuses to see that she's growing up; while Gary pursues a controversial revenue stream on social media, Mika, Tami and Pam are inspired to show him the downside.

Kenan - "Dating App" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Gary's help, Kenan signs up for a dating app that he might not be ready for while Rick has an interesting date of his own; Mika and Pam strategize to help Tami when she is caught in an unflattering situation by a tabloid photographer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 17)

Monday, January 17

  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Watch Daveed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about Snowpiercer on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Early (The Afterparty/Search Party) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky talks about the third season of After Party on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) and Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Kym and Finesse guest host The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl talks about Abbott Elementary on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Sunnyside/Champions) - Fortune is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael talks about his trip into space on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) and Randall Park Fresh Off the Boat/Veep) - Ed and Randall talk about Peacock's True Story with Ed and Randall on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary talks about How I Met Your Father on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about Netflix's Brazen on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
01/04 - Work in Progress - Season 2
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