Earlier today BET released a statement stating they have decided to cancel their hit show 106 & Park after 16 years on the air. The show launched back in 2000 with hosts Free and AJ, and Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté will host the final episode on December 19th.
In a statement released by Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming, after the final episode 106 & Park will be a digital/online franchise only:
“It’s been a great 14 year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most; online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand…and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture. We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon”
In addition to the new online show via BET.com, the 106 & Park brand will continue to produce its annual New Year’s Eve show, 106 & PARTY as well as the BET Experience during the BET Awards.
Tell me your thoughts, are you sad to see 106 & Park go?