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

Tuesday, May 24

Young Rock - "You Gotta Get Down to Get Up" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Memphis, 1996: The WWF sends Dwayne to Memphis to develop his wrestling skills; when a booker bullies Downtown Bruno, Dwayne decides to fight back; in 2032, candidate Johnson's conflict with Dr. Julien comes to a head.

Young Rock - "Let the People Decide" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In 2032, candidate Johnson rides the ups and downs of election day; in 1984, Rocky and Ata are at a crossroads with their futures in wrestling; in 1987, teenage Dwayne learns that the family is leaving Nashville.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Tuesday, May 24

  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Catch Annie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Parnell (Happy Together/Suburgatory/Big Lake/Miss Guided) - Chris appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ben Schwartz (The Afterparty/Space Force/House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) and David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - Molly, David and Michael Vartan are part of a Never Been Kissed reunion on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - The Good Dish has Michelle's plum upside-down cake, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin puts a creative spin on a classic recipe that will have you singing for your supper on The Good Dish, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-May)

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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