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BET adds Soul Food to plate

Black Entertainment Television will add syndicated runs of UPN's The Parkers and Girl
Friends
, as well as the basic-cable debut of off-Showtime drama Soul
Food
, all from Paramount Domestic Television.

The Parkers will debut next fall, with Girl Friends and Soul
Food
debuting in 2004.

To whet viewer appetite for Soul Food, BET's first drama series, the
network will air a 12-episode "taste" Tuesdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan.
2.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.