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Traci Blackwell Out as Head of BET Scripted Programming

Traci Blackwell Out as Head of BET Scripted Programming

Traci Blackwell has stepped down as the head of BET scripted programming, a position she held since shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic came stateside, a spokesperson for the cable channel confirmed to TheWrap.

BET does not yet have a replacement named.

Blackwell led the development, casting and ongoing production elements for current scripted series on both the ViacomCBS cable channel and its streaming service, BET+. She was based in Los Angeles and reported to BET President Scott Mills.

In the newly created role, the CW alum also oversaw BET’s partnerships with Tyler Perry, Will Packer and Lena Waithe. Blackwell had been the senior vice president of current programming when she left The CW.

“I am proud of the impact we’ve made on our talent partners and thankful to have worked with some of the most inspiring creators and executives in our business,” Blackwell said in a statement to BET staff.

See full article on The Wrap