BET Returns with ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is’

R&B means “reality and BET” every Tuesday with the return of KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS and the debut of BROTHERS TO BRUTHA, BET’s latest unscripted family drama that follows the music career of five brothers from South Central Los Angeles. Both series explore the dual battle of surviving and thriving in the music industry while maintaining and creating family bonds. KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS season three and BROTHERS TO BRUTHA will take reality to new heights and re-define the meaning of family and success.

Premiering Tuesday, November 11 at 10:00 p.m.*, season three of KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS finds the family making progress and discovering their own personal paths. Frankie, Neffie and Keyshia attempt to truly step above their past hurts. During the process, Keyshia finds herself on the path to becoming the woman she is destined to be, leading her family and her business down the road to success. This new path also opens Keyshia’s heart and she is finally ready to allow herself to find love once again.

Keyshia Cole’s third album, A Different Me, is set for release on December 16, 2008 via Universal & Geffen with the lead single, “Playa Cardz Right,” featuring rapper Tupac. A Different Me focuses less on heartache than Keyshia’s two previous albums and showcases a more mature side to her vocals and lyrics. With such producers as Kwame, Toxic, Drummer Boy and Polow, A Different Me marks a new phase in Keyshia’s growth as she writes every track on the album.

BROTHERS TO BRUTHA

From the moment they could walk and talk down the streets of South Central Los Angeles, the Harrell boys were singing, dancing and determined to make it to the top. Jacob, Poppa, Jared, Anthony and Grady come from a long line of artists and musicians who never broke through to the “big time.” Now that their R&B group Brutha is signed to the Island Def Jam Music Group, the chance to truly put the family name in the spotlight has finally arrived.

Premiering Tuesday, November 18 at 10:30 p.m.*, the emotional new series BROTHERS TO BRUTHA follows the lives of the Harrell brothers as they attempt to find the balance between family and fame. Under the management of their uncle, music veteran Donny “Drano” Harrell, and under the tutelage of the late Shakir Stewart, Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam, Brutha hopes to realize the entire Harrell clan’s lifelong dream of success. Under pressure to be perfect at every turn, the lines between blood and business become blurred and the brothers are put to the test. Will this industry wound the family even more, or will it keep them brother to brother? Brutha’s debut self- titled album is set for release on December 23, 2008. (BROTHERS TO BRUTHA is dedicated to the memory of Shakir Stewart).

KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS is executive produced by James DuBose of DuBose Entertainment. BROTHERS TO BRUTHA is executive produced by DuBose, Donny “Drano” Harrell and Shakir Stewart and co-executive produced by Antonio “LA” Reid and Adriane Hopper. Reginald Hudlin (former head of Entertainment), and Sitarah Pendelton (current Vice President of Development) are the executives for BET Networks.

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PICTURED: Singer Keyshia Cole attends Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ private birthday party at Mansion on November 5, 2008 in New York City, New York.

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