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BET Cancels Robin Thede’s Late Night Talk Show

BET Cancels Robin Thede’s Late Night Talk Show

BET has canceled The Rundown with Robin Thede after only one season. Thede was the only woman of color hosting a late-night talk show on the air. The weekly, late-night talk show was critically acclaimed and had a 100% certified-fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Thede addressed the cancelation tweeting, “News: @TheRundownBET won’t be returning to @BET. Classic “High critical praise/low ratings.” Thanks to my staff/crew for being so dedicated, funny & brilliant. I’m so proud of what we made. And thanks for watching! We did it for all of YOU. Except Ben Carson. *body roll*” The show was ordered under the leadership of former CEO and Chairman of BET, Debra Lee, who stepped down in May. Since Scott Mills took over day-to-day operations, he has made a push for scripted programming. More here.

Catherine Cortez Masto and Ted Cruz Team to Protect Next Big Thing in Technology: 5G

Catherine Cortez Masto and Ted Cruz Team to Protect Next Big Thing in Technology: 5G

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Honor Zoe Saldana 

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Honor Zoe Saldana