The Twenties are coming back.
Waithe said of the renewal:
“It took a long time to get this show on the air, but it was absolutely worth the wait. I needed THIS phenomenal cast and crew to make it happen. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with this amazing group of people and our incredible viewers.”
“The first season of ‘Twenties, led by the incredible Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, was a joy to watch in every sense. BET has always been about empowering and elevating black stories and we’re so excited to see where Lena Waithe and Susan Fales-Hill’s remarkable vision takes us in the second season.”
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About Twenties TV Show
BET BREAKOUT HIT "TWENTIES" FROM CREATIVE FORCE LENA WAITHE OF HILLMAN GRAD PRODUCTIONS RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, ALONG WITH A NEW ORIGINAL AFTER-SHOW HOSTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY B. SCOTT
STARRING JONICA T. GIBBS, CHRISTINA ELMORE AND GABRIELLE GRAHAM, "TWENTIES" SEASON TWO, PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
B. SCOTT, THE FIRST TRANS NON-BINARY PERSON TO HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE A SHOW AT BET, CONTINUES THE CELEBRATION WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT" AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
NEW YORK, September X, 2021 - Today, BET announces premiere date for hit series, "TWENTIES" and new companion after-show, "TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT," Wednesday, October 13 starting at 10 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. From creator, writer, and executive producer Lena Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions, the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series, follows 'Hattie,' a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her twenties, played by Jonica T. Gibbs ("Good Trouble") and her two straight best friends, 'Marie' played by Christina Elmore ("Insecure") and 'Nia' played by Gabrielle Graham ("Possessor"), as they try to find their footing in life, love, and the professional world in Los Angeles. BET will premiere a new half-hour series touching on key themes explored in "Twenties" titled "Twenties After-Show With B. Scott." The after-show will provide candid commentary and insights into some of the characters' mishaps and successes. B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven't always been given a platform to share their personal experiences.
The success of 'Twenties" reflects an evolution at BET: championing inclusivity on all platforms and in all productions. In the spirit of expanding opportunities to do more, the network is excited to continue its partnership with Lena Waithe and work with B. Scott in creating spaces for diverse voices to be seen, heard, and celebrated. The after-show also marks B. Scott's return to BET, a homecoming, eight years in the making. B. Scott is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of the blogging business -- known for dropping industry-shaking exclusives featured in publications such as Variety, US Weekly, People, and Essence. B. Scott and their work are often cited in noted media outlets including 'The Wendy Williams Show,' 'The Real,' TMZ, and 'The Breakfast Club.'
In the season opener, episode #201 "One Night Only?" 'Hattie' juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with 'Ida B.' played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, 'Nia' starts her first day on Cocoa's Butter, and 'Marie' questions her relationship with 'Chuck,' played by Jevon McFerrin.
The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox, Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. "Twenties" is executive produced by Lena Waithe, Susan Fales-Hill, who serves as showrunner, Rishi Rajani, and Andrew Coles.
In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did "Twenties" find its home on BET? And a lot more!
Additional guests will include Amber Whittingham (@amberscloset), Christina Elmore ('Marie,' Twenties), Crystal Anderson (Dear, Black Love), David Bernard Jones ('Jason,' Twenties), Derica Cole Washington (Costume Designer), Donnell Rawling (Comedian, Actor and 'Dwayne,' Twenties), Estelle (Singer) Gabrielle Graham ('Nia,' Twenties), Iman Shumpert (NBA Player and 'Quintrell,' Twenties), JessHilarious (comedian), Jevon McFerrin ('Chuck,' Twenties), Kenya Moore (TV and Media Personality), Lea Robinson ('Rev Ty,' Twenties), Nia Jervier ('Vanessa,' Twenties), Parker Young ('Zach,' Twenties), Rich Fresh (Designer), Shylo Shaner ('Idina,' Twenties) Sophina Brown ('Ida B.,' Twenties) and Xavier Watson ('Chance,' Twenties).
"Twenties After-Show With B. Scott" is executive produced by Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani, under their Hillman Grad Productions banner; B. Scott under their Ahoskie Productions banner; Sergio Alfaro, Michael Weinberg, Fernita Wynn, Ray Giuliani for Invent TV.
About "Twenties" season two:
"TWENTIES" premiered to critical acclaim with its first-time portrayal of a masculine-presenting Queer woman of color as the lead in a primetime show. The scripted series created and written by Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions stars Jonica T. Gibbs as Hattie, a queer Black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham respectively. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love, and inclusion. "Twenties" marks the first time the network has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Awards for a series.
Created and written by Waithe when she was in her early 20s the eight-episode half-hour series, follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking 'ish' and chasing their dreams. "Twenties" is a scripted show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way.
BET RENEWS LENA WAITHE'S BREAKOUT HIT "TWENTIES" FOR SEASON 2 AND ANNOUNCES SEASON 1 STREAMING ON SHOWTIME THIS JULY
"Redefines The Queer Black Narrative" - Deadline
"It's A Perspective We've Never Really Seen Before" - Decider
"Groundbreaking" - The Grio
"Light Yet Smart, Easy-To-Binge Comedy" - TIME Magazine
New York, NY - June 26, 2020 - Today, BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithe's breakout hit "Twenties", as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6th. After premiering to critical acclaim and ranking as the #1 new comedy series on cable for African-Americans 18-49*, "Twenties" is receiving buzz for Lena Waithe's creative direction and Jonica T. Gibbs' star-making performance.
The scripted series created and written by Waithe, stars Gibbs as Hattie, a queer black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore ("Insecure") and Gabrielle Graham ("Possessor") respectively. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love and inclusion.
Season one guest stars included Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish), Sean "Big Sean" Anderson (debut role), Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason, and Nazanin Mandi.
"The first season of TWENTIES, led by the incredible Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, was a joy to watch in every sense. BET has always been about empowering and elevating black stories and we're so excited to see where Lena Waithe and Susan Fales-Hill's remarkable vision takes us in the second season." - Scott Mills, President of BET
"It took a long time to get this show on the air, but it was absolutely worth the wait. I needed THIS phenomenal cast and crew to make it happen. I'm looking forward to continuing this journey with this amazing group of people and our incredible viewers." - Lena Waithe, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of "Twenties"
"Twenties" is Executive Produced by Lena Waithe, Susan Fales-Hill who serves as showrunner, Rishi Rajani, Andrew Coles, and Justin Tipping, who directed the pilot episode.
For behind the scenes look at the making of the series, plus exclusive clips and photos from "Twenties", please visit BET.com/Twenties and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #TwentiesOnBET.
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