BET is a well-known leader in entertainment for the African-American audience. While their target audience is African-American, BET’s content across the board celebrates diversity featuring talent and stories of various ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, gender identities, and more. BET has recently announced its very first trans non-binary host and executive producer.
Celebrity blogger and brand B. Scott is set to host and produce Twenties The After Show, which begins production this spring. It will air after Season 2 episodes of Twenties, which follows a queer Black girl casing her screenwriting dreams in Los Angeles. Here is what B. Scott shared of their new position at BET:
I am proud to make history as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show at BET. I am in a place of forgiveness and I am honored to help turn the page on the past and be a part of the network’s move toward a more inclusive future for everyone. Thank you Scott Mills, Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani for making this historic moment happen.
When it comes to inclusion and representation, there is always learning to be done and improvements to be made. It’s exciting to see a network doing the work and making this a priority. BET President Scott Mills shared the following statement:
At BET, we aim to be a home for all Black people, and we have a duty to ensure everyone is able to see themselves fully reflected in quality content. The success of Twenties is part of our evolution of inclusivity on all of our platforms and productions, and we are always seeking to do more. In that spirit, we’re excited to continue our partnership with Lena Waithe and work with B. Scott to continue creating spaces for diverse voices to be seen, heard, and celebrated. We look forward to doing more and are thrilled for B. Scott’s captivating voice to be back home at BET.
As Scott Mills mentioned, host and executive producer of Twenties The After Show is not B. Scott’s first gig at BET. They appeared on 106 and Park and judged the Rip the Runway competition in 2012 and hosted the Style Stage Red Carpet for 2013’s BET Awards.
On Twenties The After Show, B. Scott will provide candid commentary and insight into the journeys of various Twenties characters, identify key themes of each episode, and highlight Black LGBTQ+ voices. It’s sure to be a good time that fans will not want to miss. For those who need to unpack what went down after every episode, now you can! For more amazing BET content, make sure you’re watching Tyler Perry’s The Oval.