BET's MANCAVE Creator And Executive Producer - Jeff Johnson BET's MANCAVE Premieres Thursday, January 18 At 10:30 PM ET/PT On BET (Photo: Business Wire)

BET Networks gets a testosterone boost this January, giving viewers full access to the male brain with the premiere of its new late-night original series BET's MANCAVE. From Executive Producer Steve Harvey and Truly Original, this progressive new talk format assembles a diverse group of black men who will share unadulterated and provocative views about life, love, politics, sex, pop culture and more. The 12-episode weekly half-hour series features the award-winning journalist and series creator Jeff Johnson along with three other outspoken men kicking back and getting transparent about today's hot-button topics. Four guys. Different worlds. Lots of opinions. BET's MANCAVE opens its doors January 18, 2018 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

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BET's MANCAVE Creator and Executive Producer - Jeff Johnson BET's MANCAVE Premieres Thursday, Januar ...

BET's MANCAVE Creator and Executive Producer - Jeff Johnson BET's MANCAVE Premieres Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on BET (Photo: Business Wire)

Each episode will feature a new celebrity guest who will join the guys as they offer an unfiltered look at what men REALLY talk about within their inner circle of male friends. Covering such topics as entertainment, sex and relationships, politics, current events, sports and much more, this no-holds-barred conversation provides a fresh take on black men's views of what's happening in today's culture. Through humor, genuine emotion and heated debate, the panel will discuss their own opinions and experiences, while revealing what it's really like to navigate the world as an African-American man. Production starts filming in Los Angeles on January 16, 2018 with additional cast and series segments to be announced at a later date.

BET's MANCAVE is produced by Truly Original and East 112 th Street Productions/Steve Harvey Productions. Truly Original's Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Bryan Hale and Jeff Johnson executive produce. Steve Harvey and Gerald Washington also serve as executive producers for East 112 th Street Productions. Steve Barry and Joe Braswell will serve as showrunners.

For a between-commercial-breaks look at the show, plus exclusive clips, log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MancaveBET.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), 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 African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Truly Original

Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original's co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. Truly Original's series include ManCave for BET; Ink Master, Ink Master: Redemption and Ink Master: Angels for Spike; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don't Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset, Summer House, Xscape Still Kickin' It and the all-new series Stripped for Bravo; Vanity Fair Confidential for ID; Swamp People for History; Comic Book Men for AMC; Hack My Life for truTV; The Horn for Red Bull TV, and many others. Truly Original is headquartered in New York City.

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