‘Martin’ Reunion Special Gets Premiere Date on BET Plus

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Martin: The Reunion special is coming to BET+ to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary.

The 90-minute special is set to premiere June 16, and will feature original cast members Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II, the streaming service said in a press release this week. Tommy Ford, who was also part of the original cast, died in 2016 at age 52.

Hosted by Affion Crockett, the special will see the cast look back on the show’s most hilarious moments, revisit the iconic characters Martin made famous and pay an emotional tribute to the late, great Tommy Ford. There will also be musical performances and drop-ins by celebrity super fans.

Martin: The Reunion special is just one of many shows coming to the streaming service this summer.

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From new reality series to films, the BET+ summer line-up also includes:

In Season Three of Tyler Perry’s Bruh, the five friends encounter a host of new challenges as the consequences of past and present decisions manifest while they strive to maintain the brotherly bond between them. Bruh returns on June 2.

I Love Us
Comedy duo Kym Whitley and Kountry Wayne take audiences on a hilarious trip through the funniest and most outrageous clips on the web. I Love Us flips the script on clip shows by offering a Black perspective and an elevated level of comedy that avoids the obvious. While the clips themselves will be funny, they are only part of the comedy equation. I Love Us premieres June 2 on the streamer

In this new film, a Black high school student finds himself under suspicion after his classmate’s mysterious disappearance. Starring Rutina Wesley, Taryn Manning, Shane West, Skylan Brooks and Clark Backo. Outsiders debuts June 2.

American Gangster: Trap Queens
Narrated by rap legend Lil’ Kim, the true crime series returns with five all-new episodes featuring the stories of Sydia Bagley, Lonett “Cookie” Williams, Pam Driskel, Tracie Dickey and Demi “Mimi” Harrison; whose crimes range from robbery and drug trafficking to real estate fraud.American Gangster: Trap Queens comes back June 9.

Block Party
The new comedy film centers on Keke McQueen (Antoinette Robertson), a recent Harvard grad who is eager to ditch her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan for her dream job in Atlanta. But when Keke discovers that her once-super-sharp Grandma Janice (Academy Award nominee Margaret Avery) is showing early signs of dementia, Keke puts her career at stake in order to save her Grandma’s renowned Juneteenth block party. In the process, Keke falls back in love with her hometown. Block Party premieres June 16.

Bid For Love
After being injured and doing a bid in prison due to Memphis (Blue Kimble), her former drug trafficking boyfriend, Sasha (Dawn Halfkenny) comes out into the arms of Malik (Adrian Lockett). Malik spoils her with gifts and gets her a job at his real estate office. However, Malik constantly uses his gifts and her past against her to keep her in his grasp. A love-struck Sasha falls head over heels for Malik who slowly attempts to alienate her from her friends and family and secretly plots against her. Her therapist, Dr. Simone (Tami Roman) and unexpected new friends open her eyes to her history of relationships and give her advice on how to deal with them and get her life back. Bid For Love premieres June 23.

College Hill: Celebrity Edition
College Hill is back. In the reimagined new season, celebrities will live together and join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Texas Southern University as students. Nene Leakes, Ray J, Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Stacey Dash, DreamDoll, India Love, and Slim Thug head back to class to expand their educational horizons. The eight-episode series will explore college life through a celebrity lens while showcasing the unique cultural and academic experience of HBCUs. Despite their respective fame and notoriety, each cast member is committed to focusing on their higher education as a personal challenge to prove it’s never too late. Enrolled alongside current Texas Southern University students, the cast will work towards completing a specialty certificate program to cross the graduation stage. College Hill: Celebrity Edition premieres June 27.

The Black Hamptons
A family drama set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor known as “The Black Hamptons” follows the brewing feud between the Brittons and Johnsons where the difference between old money and new money is very apparent. The Black Hamptons not only features the glitz and gloss of the Black elite, but also exposes the secrets of wealth and prestige. With a mix of legacy families, their friends, wannabes and thirsty developers, drama can never be too far behind. Based on a novel by The New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber, The Black Hamptons stars Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Elise Neal. The new series The Black Hamptons premieres July 1.

All the Queen’s Men
The one-hour drama will pick up on the life of Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille, played by Eva Marcille. In season one, viewers witnessed Madam’s swagger as a fierce businesswoman who rules all in the lucrative male exotic nightclub industry. She is surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that Madam and her empire is successful. As her journey continues in season two, she is hell bent on expanding her Queendom. However, she soon discovers that more money and more power mean more problems. The second season of All the Queen’s Men premieres July 14.

Ghost in the House of Truth
The film stars Bola Ogun (Susan Wokoma) is a dedicated counselor, who facilitates reconciliation sessions between convicts and the victims of their crimes. When her own daughter goes missing, her belief in forgiveness is tested. Directed by Akin Omotoso and starring Susan Wokoma, Tope Tedela, Fabian Adeoye Lojede and Kemi Lala Akindoju. Ghost in the House of Truth premieres July 21.

Family Business
Welcome to the world of the Duncan family. They appear to be upstanding citizens running one of New York’s most respected car dealerships, but in reality, they’re leaders of the black mafia who control most of the East Coast underworld. No matter which job is at hand, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is nothing they won’t do for family. The fourth season of Family Business premieres July 28.

The Ms. Pat Show
Fresh off an explosive critically acclaimed first season that Decider declared “one of the year’s notable new comedies,” Pat and her loveable family return for a second season this August. The “grown folks sitcom,” complete with unfiltered language, is based on Pat’s incredible real life story of a teen mom and former convicted felon from inner city Atlanta turned suburban mom living in Indiana. Season 2 of the series, which has already taken on profound topics including non-binary pronouns, school shootings, drug addiction, racism, and child abuse, finds the Carson family moving from a period of adjusting to a white suburban neighborhood into a season of growth in these new surroundings. This modern, multi-generational African American family navigating life’s twists and turns against the backdrop of current cultural chaos will explore self-love and past traumas. Most importantly, Pat will confront her own demons, with plenty of laughs and even a few tears along the way, as only she can do. The Ms. Pat Show premieres August 11.