On the one-year anniversary of the passing of Prince (April 21), BET will dedicate a full day of programming to the late singer. The network is also set to premiere “We Are The Joneses,” a new reality series about Dr. Michael Jones and Cathleen Trigg-Jones and their well established cosmetic surgery practice— as well as “Us or Else,” a short film and town hall by BET Music and TIP “T.I” Harris.
The network has also acquired licensing rights for the TV-series “Black-ish” for syndication, in which will air Fall of 2018.
Here is the programming line-up for April 21st via a BET press release,
— BET HONORS PRINCE:
Last year, the world lost the singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Prince Rogers Nelson. To remember and celebrate the artistic genius of this Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, as the 1-year anniversary of his passing approaches, the network will air a multiplatform slate of programming Friday, April 21.
— BET – 2016 BET AWARDS (RE-AIR)
HIGHLIGHT: an all-star tribute featuring Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Hudson, The Roots, Prince’s long time friend Sheila E. and others influenced by his music.
— BET SOUL
Beginning at 6:00AM, 24 hours of Prince and Prince protégé videos and live performances
— BET JAMS
Prince-themed music videos will be airing at these hours: 9AM, 12PM, 5PM, 8PM, 1AM and 4AM ET
Prince-themed programming ALL morning from 4:00 – 10:00AM
In addition to linear programming, the network will also roll out some social media activations:
— The BET and CENTRIC TV Logo will be purple on all BET social media platforms
— There will be live tweets broadcast on air all day (get involved in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #BETRemembersPrince on 4/19)
— A funny Top 10 countdown of Prince’s shadiest moments called The Shades of Prince
— Talent confessionals revealing where they were when they learned of Prince’s passing, his influence on their careers, and what his life meant to them.
Coverage lasts all day Friday, April 21.