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The Best BET TV Shows

Updated October 12, 2020 2.5k votes 465 voters 35.8k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on the Black Entertainment Television network.

This list of the top current and canceled BET shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired on the Black Entertainment Television network, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best BET TV shows of all time includes BET shows from the ‘90s, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

Answering the question, “What is the best BET show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like The Game, Rap City, and Baldwin Hills. If you're interested in dramas then there’s everything from Being Mary Jane to The Oval. If Tyler Perry series are your thing, then BET has got your back with House of Payne and Sistas. For fans of reality shows, BET has you covered with reality TV like College Hill, Harlem Heights, and Sunday Best.

What are the best BET TV series ever? Vote up the best BET shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • 1
    106 & Park
    90
    27

    106 & Park

    Meagan Good, Bow Wow

    Premiered2000

  • 2
    The Game
    85
    25

    The Game

    Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson

    Premiered2006

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  • 3
    Rap City
    74
    21

    Rap City

    Big Tigger

    Premiered1989

  • 4
    Video Soul
    87
    34

    Video Soul

    Donnie Simpson

    Premiered1981

  • 5
    Sunday Best
    78
    31

    Sunday Best

    Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams

    Premiered2007

  • 6
    Baldwin Hills
    92
    48

    Baldwin Hills

  • 7
    Teen Summit
    80
    38

    Teen Summit

  • 8
    Access Granted
    61
    22

    Access Granted

  • 9
    Being Mary Jane
    48
    11

    Being Mary Jane

    Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal

    Premiered2013

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  • 10
    Monica: Still Standing
    46
    11

    Monica: Still Standing

    Monica

    Premiered2009

  • 11
    College Hill
    46
    12

    College Hill

    Willie Macc, Ja'ron Thompson

    Premiered2004

  • 12
    Run's House
    51
    19

    Run's House

    Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons

    Premiered2005

  • 13
    Black Panther
    50
    19

    Black Panther

    Kerry Washington, Stan Lee

    Premiered2010

  • 14
    BET's Top 25
    51
    21

    BET's Top 25

  • 15
    Midnight Love
    35
    11

    Midnight Love

  • 16
    Harlem Heights
    40
    16

    Harlem Heights

  • 17
    ComicView
    63
    41

    ComicView

    D. L. Hughley, Sommore

    Premiered1992

  • 18
    Take the Cake
    30
    8

    Take the Cake

    Toccara Jones

    Premiered2007

  • 19
    Sunday Best - Season 1
    24
    2

    Sunday Best - Season 1

  • 20
    106 & Gospel
    30
    11

    106 & Gospel

    Tye Tribbett

    Premiered2009

  • 21
    College Hill South Beach
    33
    14

    College Hill South Beach

  • 22
    Sunday Best
    33
    19

    Sunday Best

  • 23
    BET: Notarized
    26
    11

    BET: Notarized

  • 24
    Video Gospel
    24
    10

    Video Gospel

  • 25
    The New Edition Story
    15
    0

    The New Edition Story