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15 BET, MTV and VH1 Originals That Need to Make a Comeback

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Back in the day, music channels  MTV,BET, and VH1 also produced some awesome original series. In the spirit of nostalgia, we took a trip down memory lane and created a roster of popular programs that these Viacom owned channels need to bring back.

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Cita's World
Back in 1999, BET brought us Cita’s World, a TV show that aired current music videos and was hosted by a 3D animated character named Cita. In between videos, Cita would answer viewer mail and offer her unfiltered two cents on celebs, current events and much more. Cita was a bit ratchet to say the least but ,we miss her laid hair and sassy remarks.


Yo! MTV Raps
Yo, MTV Raps was the network's first hip hop themed show . The iconic show aired a mix of rap videos, interviews with stars, and live in studio performances.


VH1's I Love the...
Vh1's I Love The was a docu -series documenting amazing eras such as the 70's, 80s and 90's. Celebrities and personalities would discuss American pop culture that related to the certain era. This show was a fun history lesson.


Comic View
Comic View was the late night stand-up comedy show that aired every weeknight on BET. It launched the careers of many comedians of today and had a nice 16 year run. It would be nice to bring back this old favorite- God knows we need a laugh after a long hard day.


College Hill
College Hill was The Real World meets an HBCU campus. The show followed the dramatic lives of college students and gave us a little preview on what to expect once we made it to higher learning.


Teen Summit
Teens today could really use a show like Teen Summit. This talk show covered everyday issues teens dealt with and brought them into a positive light.


Room Raiders
You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their room and MTV did just that with Room Raiders. On the show, three hopeful singles had their rooms raided by another single girl or guy.The contestants would watch while sitting in a sketchy van as their rooms were inspected. After the raider finished, the three contestants would then raid the raider's room.

Rap City in the Basement
If you wanted to know what was going on in the rap game--Rap City was your show. This afternoon program showcased exclusive music videos, interviews and freestyles from popular MCs.


Pimp My Ride
You know your whip was pretty busted if Xzibit came knocking on your door. Pimp my Ride was Extreme Makeover for cars- taking one car in poor condition and customizing it to a pimped out ride that turned heads on the highway.


Next
Rejection sucks and MTV's dating show Next made rejection a b*tch. On this show, a lucky single goes on blind dates with 5 other singles who were in an obnoxious RV, appropriately called the "Next Bus." The twist was that the date could end at any time just by shouting "NEXT!"--talk about cold.



Singled Out

Long before sitting at The View table, Jenny McCartney was on a little 90's dating show called Singled Out. The show featured a group of 50 men and a group of 50 women going head to head to win a date with one main contestant of the opposite sex.


Daria
This was an awesome spin-off of popular MTV animated series Beavis & Butthead. The cartoon centered around Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, caustic and slightly emo teen who observes the superficial world around her.


Diary

"You think you know ... but you have no idea." This docu series was a great show that unveiled the lives of our favorite superstars.

VH1's The Surreal Life
This reality series focused on a group of "washed up celebs" and documented them as they live together in a decked out mansion for a few weeks.

VH1's Celebrity Fit Club
This show followed a group of out of shape celebrities as they try to lose weight for themselves and a charity of their choice. The stars split up in two teams and each week teams are given different extreme physical challenges and weigh- ins to see if they were one step closer to their fighting weight.

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In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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