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BET Networks Picks Up David & Tamela Mann Reality Show

BET ramps up its reality slate with a new original docu-series from music and television superstars: Tamela and David Mann.  The project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted lives of these successful entertainers, as they strive to strike the perfect chord between career, family and love.

David and Tamela give viewers a real life introduction to the couple behind “MEET THE BROWNS,” as they showcase their light-hearted humor, real-life issues, and unique family dynamic.

Internationally famous for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela Mann (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, Sparkle) and David Mann (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail) have become household names for their starring turn in “MEET THE BROWNS.”  Their new docu-series, yet untitled, will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, exclusive events, and famous friends, to the down home lives of the real David and Tamela Mann.  In eight 30-minute episodes, viewers will get a taste of the careful balancing act of being celebrities, entrepreneurs, and parents to four adult children – all while maintaining their 26-year old marriage.  Viewers may have met the Browns, but this show introduces The Manns like you’ve never seen them before!

In partnership with eOne, the series is executive produced by David and Tamela Mann along with Tara Long, Howie Miller, Kim McKoy, Roger Bobb, and Phil Thornton.

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

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