Former girl group members unite on BET to form supergroup

BET is forming the next big R&B girl group — with the help of members from platinum-selling ensembles like 702, Total, Danity Kane, 3LW, Blaque and Cherish.

The reality show “BET Presents The Encore” will premiere June 9 and includes eight former members from groups who had success in the ‘90s and 2000s, as well as Grammy-nominated R&B singer Nivea.

“I felt that girl groups never got its just do … and I, as a content creator, wanted to … educate the masses on who I feel are the forgotten sisters of music,” executive producer Carlos King said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I wanted to pay homage to that industry and really give these women an opportunity to share their stories and their struggles.”

Reality TV Producer Carlos King Inks First-Look Deal With OWN

EXCLUSIVE: Prolific reality TV producer Carlos King is expanding his relationship with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with a first-look deal. Under the pact, King, via his Kingdom Reign Entertainment, will develop original unscripted series that will be available exclusively on OWN, which he will executive produce. King is the creator and executive producer of OWN’s top-rated Saturday night unscripted series Love & Marriage: Huntsville and Behind Every Man, as well as the network’s newest Friday night series Belle Collective, which premiered in January.

OWN’s Brand New “Belle Collective” Introduces A Powerful Group Of Mississippi Boss Women You Won’t Want To Miss

Carlos King has done it again y’all! We are absolutely ecstatic to be the first to tell you about the latest southern docuseries coming to OWN this January.

Today the network is unveiling the teaser of the latest addition to their popular Friday night unscripted programming lineup — “Belle Collective” — which premieres Friday, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The new series from the producers behind the hit “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” centers on the personal and professional lives of five successful, glamourous boss women who are redefining what it means to be a southern belle in Jackson, Mississippi. These dynamic women represent Mississippi’s finest Black female entrepreneurs, determined to break ceilings – glass and otherwise – while shredding long-held stereotypes of the South. They must set aside their differences to redevelop a struggling mid-twentieth century historic district that was once known as the hub for Black-owned businesses.

OWN Orders Unscripted Series From Will Packer and Carlos King

The series order is for “Behind Every Man,” which hails from prolific executive producer Carlos King. “Behind Every Man” aims to shine the spotlight on the women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles and sacrifices they have made to support the men they love. The show will air on Saturday nights behind the seventh season premiere of “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”