Report: BET Cancels ‘Celebration of Gospel’

Published: Thursday 1st May 2014 by Rashad
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It is said all good things must come to an end.  And, if news sources are to be believed, the latest good thing coming to a close is BET’s top rated religious program ‘Celebration of Gospel’.

After 14 years of seeing its stages graced by the best of R&B and gospel including legends Whitney Houston and The Clark Sisters to new schoolers Monica, Destiny’s Child, and more, the show appeared to be at the height of its popularity.  As the 2014 edition, hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, boasted the series’ best ratings ever,  fans believed the show’s newest slogan of “forward in faith” was fitting indication that it was moving full speed ahead.

Rumor has it, this isn’t the case:


Via AlwaysAList:

“More than 2.6 million total viewers tuned in to BET’s annual special “Celebration of Gospel” when it premiered on April 6, making it the number one gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years.

Despite its stellar ratings and continued success, BET revealed during their upfront presentation to advertisers in New York that “Celebration of Gospel” would not return as one of  its “Mega-Specials.” The network is bringing back the “BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” and “BET Honors.””

Screen shot 2014-05-01 at 8.22.49 PM

 

It is said all good things must come to an end.  And, if news sources are to be believed, the latest good thing coming to a close is BET’s top rated religious program ‘Celebration of Gospel’.

After 14 years of seeing its stages graced by the best of R&B and gospel including legends Whitney Houston and The Clark Sisters to new schoolers Monica, Destiny’s Child, and more, the show appeared to be at the height of its popularity.  As the 2014 edition, hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, boasted the series’ best ratings ever,  fans believed the show’s newest slogan of “forward in faith” was fitting indication that it was moving full speed ahead.

Rumor has it, this isn’t the case:


Via AlwaysAList:

“More than 2.6 million total viewers tuned in to BET’s annual special “Celebration of Gospel” when it premiered on April 6, making it the number one gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years.

Despite its stellar ratings and continued success, BET revealed during their upfront presentation to advertisers in New York that “Celebration of Gospel” would not return as one of  its “Mega-Specials.” The network is bringing back the “BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” and “BET Honors.””


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  1. eric May 1, 2014

    Celebration of Gospel was the only worthwhile variety BET offered from year to year while maintaining a host of awards shows, so I don’t understand the explanation for cancelling one program to “bring back” what’s already in the lineup. Maybe the message of the gospel threatens all the garbage that BET wants to promote and shove down the throats of its young viewers.

  2. FAF May 1, 2014

    Well BET has a devil agenda, anyway sooo… *claps* atleast they aren’t false claiming christianity anymore

  3. FutureCIARA May 2, 2014

    If they gonna cancel this, then they need to go ahead and chop the ghetto BET Hip Hop Awards too!

    • JRoc85 May 2, 2014

      While they’re cancelling shows, they could cancel 106 & Park (the glory days of this show ARE OVER)!! Bobby Jones, please talk some sense into those folks at BET!

  4. JRoc85 May 2, 2014

    BET is messing up BIG TIME if they cancel Celebration of Gospel!!! It has become a huge staple in Gospel Music television (along side The Stellar Awards)!

  5. Matthew Charlery-Smith May 2, 2014

    The World was never meant to be the promoter or platform the Gospel. Hopefully at some point the compromise common in the Church and double standards will cease and people will take the responsibility of the Gospel more seriously. They partnered with the World and the world kicked them out. BET isn’t the kind of station with standards conducive to Christianity. Would Jesus?

    • FutureCIARA May 2, 2014

      Your statement is completely ignorant!!!

      That is all.

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