At BET’s upfront presentation on Thursday, the network revealed an original scripted romantic comedy series for 2015 titled Zoe Moon, starring Brandy.
The Moesha and The Game actress will play Zoe, a single mom embarking on a new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul who is “juggling it all.”
The network has also announced a reality series Chasing Destiny, where former Destiny Child‘s member Kelly Rowland will search for “the next big female superstar group to make their mark in a dog-eat-dog music industry.”
Other new series include Punk’d, a reboot of the MTV hidden camera series; About The Business, a docu-series centered on a group of friends in Hollywood who are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry; Criminals At Work, which explores crime and violence in the workplace; The Label, a docu-series, executive produced by Ludacris, about the rise and fall of some classic record companies; and DeSean Jackson: Home Team, which focuses on the NFL star’s life at home.
There will also be new shows for Centric, BET’s network centered on African-American women: According To Alex, a reality show featuring the friends and family surrounding Whoopi Goldberg‘s daughter Alex Martin Dean, who serves as an executive producer; #MyCurrentSituation, a docu-series on everyday people dealing with issues from running for office to working as a stripper; Curve Appeal, executive-produced by Queen Latifah, featuring stylist Timothy Snell, who helps plus-size women look good; and From the Bottom Up, a docu-series about women trying to make comebacks.
BET is also working on news specials on Hurricane Katrina, Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson.
Additionally, BET has entered a broadcast partnership with Roc Nation Sports to air live boxing events.
Brandy will soon begin her 8-week Broadway debut in Tony Award-winning musical Chicago.