After a string of success over the past couple of years, BET is looking to keep it going with four new reality shows. The first, ‘Back to Me’, will follow celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins as she tries to transform the lives and bodies of everyday people. Weekly, Jenkins will select two people based on home video submissions to work with her in changing their lives. Jenkins has trained celebs like Tia Mowry, Kelly Rowland, Paula Patton and hubby Robin Thicke.
Jenkins explained why she decided to the show:
I wanted to create a show that motivates, educates and inspires people to live a healthy life. You can improve all areas of your life when you take care of you, your temple and this can be done in a fun, super fresh and exciting way!
The second show, ‘Hip Hop Sisters’, will follow six female rappers– MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, Yo Yo, Smooth, Monie Love and Lil Mama as they try to balance their personal careers and lives, while searching for the next great female rapper.
Kirk Franklin will host a one-hour music competition called ‘Gone Gospel.’ The show will take formerly popular music artists into a gospel bootcamp that strives to give them a second chance at transforming their lives, which will in turn push them to write their own inspirational anthem. Gospel greats will mentor each of the cast members, as they compete in challenges pushes them musically and emotionally. One winner will be crowned , at the end of their journey. Lastly, ‘Internal Affairs’ will highlight true crime stories of internal affairs officers. The docu-style series will follow officers as some find themselves shunned by peers and encounter extreme personal challenges as crimes of their colleagues haunt their daily lives. However, their love for law enforcement will prompt them to treat their colleagues, just as they would treat any other criminal. The new shows will premiere in the fall and Spring 2014.
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