Let's Stay Together (TV series)

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Let's Stay Together
Let'sStayTogetherIntertitle.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byJacque Edmonds Cofer
Starring


Theme music composer
Opening theme"Let's Stay Together"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes51
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jacque Edmonds Cofer
  • Queen Latifah
  • Shakim Compere
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 to 24 minutes
Production company(s)BET Studios
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) – present
External links
Website
 
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Let's Stay Together
Let'sStayTogetherIntertitle.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byJacque Edmonds Cofer
Starring


Theme music composer
Opening theme"Let's Stay Together"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes51
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jacque Edmonds Cofer
  • Queen Latifah
  • Shakim Compere
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 to 24 minutes
Production company(s)BET Studios
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) – present
External links
Website

Let's Stay Together is an American romantic comedy television series created by Jacque Edmonds Cofer. It premiered on BET on January 11, 2011. The title of the series refers to the Al Green landmark 1972 song of the same name.[1] The series premiere drew 4.4 million viewers.[2][3] Initially, Soul Food star Malinda Williams was cast in the lead role of Stacy.[4] For undisclosed reasons, she was replaced by Nadine Ellis.

On April 20, 2013, BET announced that the series was renewed for a second season which aired 22 episodes starting in January 2012.[5] For its second season, Erica Hubbard appeared infrequently due to her pregnancy. New cast member Kyla Pratt (formerly of UPN's One on One) joined the cast portraying Crystal, Charles and Kita's cousin. At the 2012 BET Upfront on April 13, 2012, it was revealed that the show has been renewed for a third season.[6] The third season premiered on March 26, 2013. In April 2013, BET Networks announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season which premiered on March 4, 2014.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

Let's Stay Together is the story of Stacy Lawrence (Nadine Ellis), a pediatrician who is engaged to Charles Whitmore (Bert Belasco), the contractor she hired to remodel her kitchen. Stacy and Charles have a fun, sexy, intense dynamic. However, six months in, some of the magic of finally finding a soul mate has worn off, and they find themselves constantly renegotiating their rules of cohabitation. In contrast, Stacy’s super-fabulous younger sister Tasha (Joyful Drake) and her husband Jamal (RonReaco Lee) act like an old married couple even though they’re only in their 20s. Tasha made a lot of mistakes in love before she found a stable, ambitious guy like Jamal so she has dedicated herself to pleasing her man and raising their six-month-old twins. Jamal considers himself lucky to have a fine, dedicated wife like Tasha even though she does bring the drama on a regular basis. Charles’ earthy younger sister Kita (Erica Hubbard), a proud employee of the DMV, is celebrating her independence by taking a break from dating while she explores all that life has to offer before she settles down.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Season premiereSeason finale
113January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
222January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
310March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
410[8]March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BET Presents "Let's Stay Together," a New Original Series that Gives An Updated, Urban Perspective on Love and Marriage Premiering Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 P.M.". The Futon Critic (Press release). January 6, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (January 12, 2011). "Cable Debut of ‘The Game’ Ranks as #1 Ad-Supported Scriptes Series Premiere in Cable History". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Stelter, Brian (January 16, 2011). "‘The Game’ Is a Winner, Helped by BET Loyalists". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "BET Commits to 'Let's Stay Together'". TV Squad. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ ""Let's Stay Together" Returns in January". BET-Staff. April 20, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "BET Renews Comedy Series ‘The Game’ And ‘Let’s Stay Together’". Deadline Hollywood. April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 2, 2013). "BET Renews ‘The Game’, Officially Picks Up ‘Being Mary Jane’ To Series, Revives ‘ComicView’, Orders T.D. Jakes Talk Show". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shows A-Z - lets stay together on bet". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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