Let's Stay Together (TV series)

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Let's Stay Together
Let'sStayTogetherIntertitle.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byJacque Edmonds Cofer
StarringBert Belasco
Nadine Ellis
Joyful Drake
RonReaco Lee
Erica Hubbard
Kyla Pratt (Season 2- present)
Theme music composerAl Green
Willie Mitchell
Al Jackson Jr.
Opening theme"Let's Stay Together"
Performed by Al Green (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jacque Edmonds Cofer[2]
Queen Latifah[1]
Shakim Compere[1]
Producer(s)Kim Fields[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Georgia Entertainment Industries
Cofer Entertainment Group
Flavor Unit Productions
BET Originals
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Audio formatStereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original runJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) – Present
 
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Let's Stay Together
Let'sStayTogetherIntertitle.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byJacque Edmonds Cofer
StarringBert Belasco
Nadine Ellis
Joyful Drake
RonReaco Lee
Erica Hubbard
Kyla Pratt (Season 2- present)
Theme music composerAl Green
Willie Mitchell
Al Jackson Jr.
Opening theme"Let's Stay Together"
Performed by Al Green (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jacque Edmonds Cofer[2]
Queen Latifah[1]
Shakim Compere[1]
Producer(s)Kim Fields[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Georgia Entertainment Industries
Cofer Entertainment Group
Flavor Unit Productions
BET Originals
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Audio formatStereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original runJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) – Present

Let's Stay Together is an American romantic comedy television series created by Jacque Edmonds Cofer. It premiered on BET on January 11, 2011.[3] The series premiere drew 4.4 million viewers.[4][5] On April 20th, BET, announced that the show is renewed for a second season which is set to air 22 episodes starting in January 2012. The title of the BET original series was based on the Al Green song of the same name. [6]

At the 2012 BET Upfront on April 13, 2012 it was revealed that the show has been renewed for a third season. [7]

Contents

Synopsis

Let's Stay Together is the story of Stacy Lawrence (portrayed by Nadine Ellis), a pediatrician who is engaged to Charles Whitmore (portrayed by Bert Belasco), the contractor she hired to remodel her kitchen.[8][9]

Cast


Recurring characters

Episodes

Special appearances

Production notes

Let's Stay Together was created by Jacque Edmonds Cofer (who also wrote for Martin, Moesha). Initially, Soul Food star Malinda Williams was cast in the lead role of Stacy.[10] For undisclosed reasons, she was recast with Nadine Ellis.

BET's original scripted series became an instant hit, serving as a perfect companion to the resurrected CW sitcom, The Game. Debuting as the number two series in BET history, the show scored a record of 4.4 million viewers.

For its second season, Erica Hubbard appeared infrequently due to her pregnancy. New cast member Kyla Pratt (of UPN's One On One) joined the cast portraying Crystal, Charles & Kita's cousin.

References

  1. ^ a b c "'The Game' Breaks BET Ratings, Gets 2nd Chance - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12601584. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  2. ^ By BET Networks (2011-03-30). "BET's LET'S STAY TOGETHER Season Finale "Together, Forever-Ever?" Vows to Leave Viewers Speechless on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10:30 P.M.* - PR Newswire". sacbee.com. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/30/3513973/bets-lets-stay-together-season.html. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  3. ^ The title of the TV series refers to the Al Green landmark 1972 song of the same name."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. January 6, 2011. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2011/01/06/bet-presents-lets-stay-together-a-new-original-series-that-gives-an-updated-urban-perspective-on-love-and-marriage-premiering-tuesday-january-11-at-1100-pm-323113/20110106bet01/. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (2011-01-12). "Cable Debut of ‘The Game’ Ranks as #1 Ad-Supported Scriptes Series Premiere in Cable History". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/01/12/cable-debut-of-the-game-ranks-as-1-ad-supported-scriptes-series-premiere-in-cable-history/78387. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  5. ^ Stelter, Brian (January 16, 2011). "‘The Game’ Is a Winner, Helped by BET Loyalists". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/business/media/17bet.html. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  6. ^ ""Let's Stay Together" Returns in January". BET-Staff. 2011-04-20. http://www.bet.com/shows/lets-stay-together/news/let-s-stay-together-returning-in-january-2012.html. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  7. ^ "BET Renews Comedy Series ‘The Game’ And ‘Let’s Stay Together’". Deadline. 2012-04-10. http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/bet-renews-comedy-series-the-game-and-lets-stay-together/. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  8. ^ "The Cable Debut of THE GAME on BET Ranks as the #1 Ad-Supported Scripted Series Premiere in Cable History - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. 2011-01-12. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20110112-907940.html. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  9. ^ BET's Let's Stay Together: Erica, Bert, Nadine (2011-03-24). "BET's Let's Stay Together: Erica, Bert, Nadine -Celebrity News-Celebrity Gossip & Entertainment News | Stars Entertainment . com - Celebrity News-Celebrity Gossip & Entertainment News | Stars Entertainment . com". Starsentertainment.com. http://www.starsentertainment.com/interviews/item/4205-bets-lets-stay-together-erica-bert-nadine.html. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  10. ^ "BET Commits to 'Let's Stay Together'". Tvsquad.com. http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/04/07/bet-picks-up-lets-stay-together/. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

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