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.