Tyler Perry Extends BET Deal, Announces New Crime Drama

Tyler Perry
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler Perry attends the 2023 AFI Fest Centerpiece Screening of “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story” at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/WireImage)

Tyler Perry solidifies his bond with BET, announcing a groundbreaking deal that extends their partnership. Under this multi-year agreement, Perry’s current lineup of 10 series on BET, including hits like Sistas and The Oval, are renewed for new seasons. Perry expresses gratitude to Scott Mills and the BET team for their unwavering support.

Perry’s creative vision continues to flourish as he unveils plans for a gripping crime drama titled Route 187, slated for release in 2025. The new series promises to captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and dynamic characters, further expanding Perry’s diverse portfolio.

Tyler Perry and BET

The partnership between Perry and BET has been nothing short of monumental, delivering unparalleled success in Black entertainment. Over the years, Perry’s distinctive storytelling has resonated deeply with viewers, solidifying his position as a trailblazer in the industry.

BET Media Group President and CEO, Scott Mills, lauds Perry’s unmatched talent, emphasizing the historic significance of their collaboration. Mills highlights the groundbreaking nature of their partnership, which has consistently produced top-rated series and captivated audiences worldwide.

This extension comes after Perry’s unsuccessful attempt to acquire BET from Paramount, a move met with disappointment. Despite this setback, Perry’s commitment to BET remains unwavering, with the new deal encompassing renewals for existing series and the development of fresh content.

In addition to his BET endeavors, Perry has expanded his creative footprint with deals at Netflix and Amazon Studios, solidifying his position as a titan in the entertainment industry. Perry’s influence transcends traditional boundaries, resonating deeply with audiences across genres, formats, and platforms.

audiences can expect a continued commitment to storytelling excellence and representation on screen. Route 187 and several exciting projects in development promise a bright future for Black entertainment.