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DeVon Franklin Is Bringing Two New Shows to BET+

DeVon Franklin Is Bringing Two New Shows to BET+

Producer and actor DeVon Franklin has signed on to lead two new scripted shows for BET+.

The first project Franklin will produce and star in is “Played,” a comedy that chronicles the trials of a dysfunctional dater. The official logline reads, “What if the life of a dysfunctional dater is punctuated by his conscience being a fully-produced talk show hosted by real-life TV personality and producer DeVon Franklin? Every time our guy is faced with one of life’s many dilemmas, he finds himself on DeVon’s couch.”

This deal is part of Franklin’s overall deal with CBS, who owns BET and BET+. Back in 2020, Franklin Studios solidified a deal with CBS Studies to expand entertainment.

“I’m excited to create new opportunities for people of faith and people of color!” Franklin wrote on Instagram. “I believe entertainment is one of the most powerful mediums in the world and we can use it to help shape hearts and minds for the better. Now when you see the announcement of a deal, it’s the beginning of something, not the end. So now the real works begins, so please keep your prayers going up (I need them!) and I commit to doing my best to bring you the best shows I possibly can!”

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The second project, “Closure,” is a family drama inspired by the life of baseball Hall-of-Famer-turned-funeral-home-owner Andre Dawson. Nicky Banks tries to juggle her homicide detective duties with running the family-owned business, The Banks Funeral Home, founded by her father, beloved Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Billy Banks. Nicky struggles to balance her sibling relationships, complicated personal life, and an earnest search for her missing twin brother.


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