On Sunday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m.*, BET’s hit music countdown show 106 & PARK leaps out on faith with the premiere of its new weekly spin-off, 106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL. Hosted by Angel Taylor from the Stellar Award-winning gospel group Tri-ni-tee 5:7 and Jorel Quinn from the hip hop gospel group 21:03, GENERATION GOSPEL will feature a LIVE studio audience, the hottest music videos sweeping the faith-based community, celebrity guests, inter-active choir battles, exclusive packages and much more.
"Black entertainment in effect started with Gospel music and Gospel will always be in its fiber," said Stephen G. Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks. "What’s exciting is how the youth have taken the hottest rhythms and beats, mixed it with classic gospel sound and put their own stamp on the music and spirit. Generation Gospel will give the viewers contemporary gospel sights and sounds like no other show on television — get ready!"
106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL will kick off its premiere episode with performances by the dynamic Pastor Marvin Sapp, Stellar Award and Dove Award winner Kierra Sheard and more. Adding to the 106 & PARK brand and providing viewers with a broader look at what’s going on in and around the pulpit, GENERATION GOSPEL will feature weekly news, lifestyle and underground segments from across the country by some of today’s favorite gospel artists and show correspondents, like Tye Tribbett, Kiki Sheard, and SUNDAY BEST finalist Jermaine Sellers. 106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL is poised to be a vehicle to spotlight the most sought-after stars and up-and-coming acts in the genre, as it sets out to entertain, inspire, and uplift.
106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL Lifestyle Segments:
Churchin’ with JJ — The actor-comedian finds the funny in all things about the church.
Tye’s Tidbits — Stellar Award winner Tye Tribbett presents the latest in news and happenings in the gospel world.
Sellin’ You the Bizness — SUNDAY BEST finalist Jermaine Sellers is our man on the street, talking to real people and covering hot topics from New Year’s resolutions to the new President.
Lifestyles with Kiki — From fashion to fitness, Stellar Award and Dove Award winner Kiki Sheard brings a fresh, energetic and spiritual perspective to issues that relate to her peers.
The Underground — Stellar Award nominee Irocc brings viewers the latest trends happening in the underground and the holy hip hop church movement.
106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL is executive produced by Marilyn Gill and Holly Carter. Connie Orlando (VP of Development) and Eugene Caldwell (VP of Production) are supervising producers, and Stephen Hill (President of Programming) serves as executive in charge for BET.
For more on 106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL, please visit us at www.bet.com/generationgospel.
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