David E. Talbert's Popular Stage Plays Continue on BET This Sunday, February 10 at...

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David E. Talbert's Popular Stage Plays Continue on BET This Sunday, February
10 at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT
The "King of Playwrights" and the Writer/Director of Hit Comedy "First Sunday"
Chooses BET, the #1 Cable Network for African Americans, as the Home for His
Hit Stage Plays

    NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BET viewers made David E. Talbert's "The
Fabric of a Man" premiere on January 27 the #1 movie event for BET season-to-
date, averaging 1.4 million viewers. This weekend, BET brings viewers more of
Talbert's stage plays to the channel with "He Say, She Say" on Sunday,
February 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT, and "Love on Layaway" on Sunday, February 17
at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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    About the Plays
    THE FABRIC OF A MAN is a jewel in the Talbert crown of romantic musical
stage plays. It's the story of Dominique Majors (Tammy Townsend), an up-and-
coming fashion designer in love with Blair Godfrey (Clifton Powell), a self-
centered stockbroker who wishes she'd focus less on her career and more on
him. One night Dominique stumbles into an old-school dry cleaner, where she
meets Joshua King (Darren DeWitt Henson), a good-looking young tailor who
takes interest in more than just her dry cleaning. Torn between the comfort of
finance and the potential of new romance, Dominique is forced to decide which
fabric of which man best suits her. It's your front row ticket to
inspirational theatre at its best!
    HE SAY...SHE SAY...BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY? -- David E. Talbert, whose
hilarious blockbuster FIRST SUNDAY is in theaters now, brings the first-ever
television premiere of his popular stage plays to BET! In one of Detroit's
toughest neighborhoods, a small church finds itself stuck next door to a
nightclub frequented by hustlers, pimps, and gangsters. Both the church's
congregation and the club's dangerous owners decide to try and rid the
neighborhood of the other, leading to uncertainty and a series of tense
confrontations. Starring Clifton Powell, Tommy Ford, and N'Bushe Wright.
    LOVE ON LAYAWAY -- David E. Talbert's stage play about a wildly inventive,
laugh-out-loud journey inside the lives of three couples living in a
Philadelphia neighborhood. First, there's Ms. Willanetta, who after a life-
changing religious experience, no longer wants to have relations with her
suitor of twelve years, Renzo. Next, there's Epiphany, a single mother who has
yet to decide who will be the man in her life, her new boyfriend Reggie or her
six-year-old son, Man Man. Finally, there's Monique Graham, who feels as if
her relationship with live-in boyfriend Anthony is on layaway and he's making
the absolute lowest monthly payments. Starring Cassi Davis, Buddi Lewis, Joi
Campbell, Chico Bennymon, and Mel Jackson.
    About David E. Talbert
    Already one of the highest grossing and most recognizable brands in the
worlds of urban comedies and inspirational musicals, David E. Talbert is now
on the Hollywood fast track, currently directing his feature film debut
entitled FIRST SUNDAY.  The Sony/Screen Gems film stars Ice Cube, Katt
Williams and Tracy Morgan and follows two unlikely best-friends who fumble
their way through a plot to rob their local church.  A writer, director,
producer, composer, playwright, novelist, and visionary, David E. Talbert is
one of the most creative minds working in diverse avenues from urban theaters
to mainstream Hollywood.
    Heralded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "Something of a Phenomenon...",
Talbert's works have been performed for audiences of 2.5 million and he has
been nominated for an astounding 24 NAACP Awards, winning five, including Best
Playwright for The Fabric Of A Man and the New York Literary Award for Best
Playwright for his latest musical "Love In The Nick Of Tyme." The soundtrack
to Talbert's eighth play, His Woman His Wife, skyrocketed to #20 on the
Billboard's inspirational album charts.  Talbert's debut novel, Baggage Claim
became an instant national bestseller, climbing to #2 on the Essence
Bestseller list. Talbert perfected the practice of making theatrical plays
available on DVD. Because of this, his work is now enjoyed in over 20
countries, spanning four continents.
    From being hand-picked to write and produce the NBC special for Oscar
winner Jamie Foxx, to his best-selling novel collaboration with hip hop icon
Snoop Dogg, Talbert is a highly sought-after collaborator across all media.
Other recent projects include: a stage tour of his 12th play Love in the Nick
of Tyme starring Morris Chestnut and a newly created reality show for the TV
One network entitled David E. Talbert presents StageBlack.
    A graduate of Morgan State University, Talbert earned his bachelor's
degree in marketing and later attended New York University, where he enrolled
in its accelerated film program.
    For up-to-the-minute information, footage and photos about the special,
please visit www.bet.com.
    About BET Networks
    BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the
nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public
affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary
BET channel reaches more than 87 million households according to Nielsen Media
Research, and can be seen in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. BET is the
dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business
extensions: BET.com, a leading internet destination for Black entertainment,
music, culture, and news; BET Digital Networks -- BET J, BET Gospel and BET
Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET
Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company; BET
Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home
environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Mobile, a service venture
into the lucrative world of ringtones, games and video content for wireless
devices; and BET International, an extension of BET network programming for
global distribution.
SOURCE  BET Networks

Tracy McGraw of BET Networks, +1-212-846-7879, tracy.mcgraw@bet.net
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