Check Out BET’s New Fall Lineup

This fall, BET has a new lineup of shows for its diverse groupof viewers.  The lineup features some new shows and allowsviewers to relive classic shows that are no longer shooting.

The new shows are”BET Style” and “L-Bow Room.” “BET Style” airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at7:30 p.m. ET.  The show keeps viewers in the”know” about entertainment, music, movies and celebritystyle.  BET.com says it is an “all-new entertainmentshow…that will keep viewers one step ahead of thegame.”

Actor/singer Leon whodebates with celebrities about current events hosts “L-BowRoom.”  The show airs on Thursdays at 11:30 ET.  Stars talk about politics and celebritynews in a “no holds barred” conversation.

“Soul Food”fans can still get their serving although the show is now longershooting.  The Showtime series can be viewed on Tuesdays andThursdays at 9 p.m.ET.  Now viewers canrelive the “Soul Food” experience from the beginningand watch real life couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Parker act as acouple on television.

Before watching”Soul Food” viewers can tune into”Girlfriends” at 8:30 p.m. ET.  Not only does “Girlfriends”air on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but on Wednesdays and Saturdays aswell.  The four sexy women, Joan, Maya, Toni and Lynn livewith issues such as sex, friendships, marriages, and careers. The funny sitcom is not to be missed.

Viewers can catch theseshows weekly, but BET always has its special showcase ofshows.  Last year viewers were able to see singer ArethaFranklin be honored on the “10thAnniversary BET Walk of Fame.”  This year artists suchas India Arie, Usher, Gladys Knight, and Brian McKnight amongothers help honor the notorious Smokey Robinson withperformances.  Past honorees consist of Luther Vandross, DianaRoss, Whitney Houston and many more.  Viewers can catch thehonoring of Smokey Robinson on October 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

A month later BET airs”The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards” on November 30 at9 p.m. ET.  The Source Magazine joins with BET todeliver an immense show of hip-hop.  The show is filled withawards and performances by the best in the industry.  Viewersshould not miss the profusion of talent and honoring.

A few days later,”106 and Park World AIDS Day 2004″ airs on December 1at 6 p.m. ET.  “106th and Park”collaborate up with the Kaiser Family Foundation on World AIDS Dayto promote awareness in the African-American community.  HostsAJ and Free, health professionals and musical artists will spreadthe importance of safe sex to avoid the epidemic.

Another AIDS/HIV tribute,”BET Rap-it-up Film Showcase,” airs on December3.  Dozens of independent film directors submitted films toBET on the subject of AIDS/HIV.  The films have been narroweddown to two winners.  The two short films will be aired intribute to World AIDS Day.  Viewers can check BET.comfrequently for the posting of the airtime and for more informationon the fall lineup.

Sonia Summers