BET+ Sets Two New Tyler Perry Shows With Comedy Series 'Bruh' And Cult Drama 'Ruthless'

November 7th 2019

We are continuing to see more content as the result of Tyler Perry's mega-deal with Viacom. Thursday, BET Networks announced two new series, Bruh and Ruthless. The latter serves as a spinoff for Tyler Perry's The Oval on BET, which premiered recently alongside Sistas

Both of the series will air on BET's streaming service, BET+. Bruh has completed production at Tyler Perry Studios while production is underway on Ruthless. 

According to BET, Bruh, the half-hour comedy, "examines the world of dating, career, and friendship in a present-day society for a group of 30-something-year-old college friends." The series stars Barry Brewer, Mahdi Cocci, Phillip Mullings Jr., Monti Washington, Chandra Currelley, Candice Renee and Alyssa Goss.

Ruthless, an hour-long drama, is the story of "a young woman named Ruth (introduced on The Oval) who becomes entangled in a scandalous cult of powerful sex-crazed fanatics, who she must now play along with until she can find a way to free herself and her young daughter." The series stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Herve Clermont, Anthony Bless and Bobbi Baker James.

“I’m so grateful for the millions of fans who have been watching the new shows on BET.  And this is only the beginning.  I’m excited to bring these two new dynamic series to the BET+ family and continue to tell stories of high stakes drama with emerging talent,” said Perry.

“Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry is off to a fantastic start with the breakout success of The Oval, the #1 new scripted series on cable, and Sistas,” said Scott Mills, president of BET Networks. “We’re thrilled that Tyler has created these two exciting new series exclusively for our rapidly growing streaming service, BET+. Bruh and Ruthless will join BET+’s other hit original series, including Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club, Will Packet’s Bigger and BET’s American Gangster, and allow us to continue to super-serve our subscribers’ demand for premium original African American content.”

Both series are written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed is executive producing.

READ MORE:

Tyler Perry's 'The Oval' Is Cable's No. 1 New Scripted Program For All Audiences

 

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by Trey Mangum on November 7th 2019

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