Sunday, August 17, 2008


Percy "Make em say Uhhh" Miller is launching a new family oriented cable network called "Better Black Television." The company says that the network will provide "positive content for a black and brown culture."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "BBTV, set to launch in 2009, will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children's educational and teen programming, as well as "responsible hip-hop music and videos."

P went on to comment about BET founder Bob Johnson and how he hung out with him to learn the TV game from "one of the best in the business"...(sigh). Below are a few of the show descriptions...

BBTV's programming in the works:

-- "Sunset and Vine": Video show hosted by Vyshonn Miller and Brittany Phillips that will showcase the top hip-hop and R&B acts as well as play classic videos.

-- "One Shot Comedy Show": Comedy show hosted by Gary Johnson (a.k.a. G-Thing) featuring established and upcoming comedians.

-- "Gee Gee the Giraffe": Children's educational show. (Will air on BBTV Kids saturday morning show).

-- "Manage Your Money": Featuring financially successful people lending tips to promote financial literacy.

-- "Close to the Starz": A behind-the-scenes show that takes the viewers up close and personal to their favorite celebrities.

-- "Karma TV Show": Bilingual soap opera with an African-American and Latino cast.

-- "What's Cooking TV Show": Talk show that covers wide aspects of entertainment and current events while cooking healthy, budget-conscious meals.

-- "The Black List Movies": Film showcase featuring classic and contemporary movies, as well as original BBTV productions.

-- "Hip-Hop Garage Show": Saturday show that will play the hottest new and upcoming.