“We are thrilled to be working once again with Flavor Unit Entertainment and Queen Latifah. She does it all and we are happy to have her join us as a creative force as we continue to grow Centric into a premiere destination for African-American women. We couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead,” BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra Lee said in a press release.
Under the deal, Flavor Unit, which is owned by Queen Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere, will produce new shows in addition to the Atlanta-based scripted show for Centric. The network also will begin airing episodes of the budding media maven’s syndicated daytime talk show in prime time.