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BET Ups Faith-Based Programs (Options 3 Reshonda Billingsley Novels + New TD Jakes Talk Show)

Shadow and Act By Natasha Greeves | Shadow and Act September 18, 2012 at 11:49AM

BET has long had faith based programs on Sunday mornings, but they have announced a slate of new programs to look forward to as part of its primetime line-up.
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BET has long had faith based programs on Sunday mornings, but they have announced a slate of new programs to look forward to as part of its primetime line-up.

Charlie Jordan Brookins, BET's SVP of original programming stated, "We are trying to bring (spiritual themes) into the fabric of our programming in general"

It was previously reported that BET had optioned the rights to Reshonda Tate Billingsley's novel Let the Church Say Amen.  The film directed by Regina King and starring Lela Rochon and Steve Harris has begun shooting in atlanta. 

But it's been announced that BET optioned the rights to three additional faith based novels by the author (Billingsley) as well: I Know I've Been ChangedEverybody Say Amen and Say Amen Again.

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit  will continue to produce the tele-pic franchise.

Everybody Say Amen and Say Amen Again revisits the original church family featured in the film Let the Church Say Amen.  So we can assume we may see members of the original casts in its sequels. 

I Know I've Been Change follows:

Raedella who left her hometown of Sweet Poke, Arkansas for success.  After finding it, she soon finds that her picture-perfect life turns out to be an illusion, Rae's family calls her back to Sweet Poke and to the life she left behind. Can Rae let go of the pain of her childhood and open her heart to the healing that only faith and family can provide?"

In addition to the films, a talk show pilot starring Bishop T.D. Jakes has been shot, along with a docu-reality series following Detroit's Sheard Family.  The Sheard Family has multiple generations of gospel music stars and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, who leads a megachurch in the Motor City; Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God and Christ.

In regards to the new programming Brookins stated "they've made an effort to ensure that spiritually themed programming is not overtly preachy, but rather offers a look at religion and faith as part of life."

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