Big changes are coming to BET this year even including a revamped version of the fan favorite prank series staring Ashton Kutcher, “Punk’d.” This is according to Rolling Stone after BET announced its list of upcoming programs for the Fall 2015 schedule. Reportedly the show will be “tailored” for the network’s audience.
BET Networks CEO Debra Lee said, “black consumers experience BET Networks differently than any other network because of our 35 years of history, tremendous experience and insights. We continue to give our viewers what they want..high-quality content that respects, reflects and elevates them, with more hours of original programming than ever before, our new shows coupled with our returning hits like ‘Being Mary Jane’ and ‘Nellyville’ make our original slate stronger than ever.”
This isn’t the first time the series has gotten a reboot; the series returned briefly in 2012. BET is also launching a docu-series hosted by Ludacris that will focus on famous record labels and a singing competition produced by Kelly Rowland.