They’re a pioneer!
B. Scott is making history as the first trans nonbinary person to serve as host and executive producer at BET Networks, NBC News reports.
The famed media personality has been putting in work for a long time and is no stranger to working with the Black Entertainment Television network. In 2012, Scott became the first trans nonbinary person to appear on BET’s “106 and Park,” judging the “Rip the Runway” fashion competition. Scott has also been a regular at the annual BET Awards, hosting the “Style Stage Red Carpet.” Now, B. Scott will host and executive produce the official aftershow for Lena Waithe’s Twenties, a new hit series exploring young Black queer people’s stories. The series has been a fan favorite, becoming the first BET original show to be nominated for a GLAAD award.
BET President Scott Mills spoke about the significance of B. Scott’s elevation at the network, saying, “At BET, we aim to be a home for all Black people, and we have a duty to ensure everyone is able to see themselves fully reflected in quality content. The success of Twenties is part of our evolution of inclusivity on all of our platforms and productions, and we are always seeking to do more. In that spirit, we’re excited to continue our partnership with Lena Waithe and work with B. Scott to continue creating spaces for diverse voices to be seen, heard, and celebrated. We look forward to doing more and are thrilled for B. Scott’s captivating voice to be back home at BET.”
The Twenties the After Show will air as a part of the second season, focusing on exploring key elements from each episode with Scott as a host alongside a bevy of guests. The new after show is executive produced by Waithe and Rishi Rajani’s Hillman Grad Productions alongside B. Scott’s Ahoskie Productions with producer Alberlynne “Abby” Woods.
“B. Scott is so much more than a personality. They’re a lifeline for those that feel invisible; they brought me joy when I was a struggling writer trying to find my way in LA; in a word — they’re legendary. I’ve always known there should be a space for B. Scott on BET, and now the time has come for us to make that space. Not only are we excited to announce season two of Twenties will now have an after show, but we are so grateful that B. Scott has agreed to be our host. I’m honored I get to be a part of B. Scott’s return to BET,” Waithe said.
Scott spoke about the historic moment, saying, “Proud to make history as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show at BET. I am in a place of forgiveness, and I am honored to help turn the page on the past and be a part of the network’s move toward a more inclusive future for everyone,” B. Scott said.
No word yet on when the Twenties’ second season will air, but production for the aftershow is already in the works!
Congratulations, B. Scott!
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