“I’d like you to imagine us differently,” BET chief executive, Debra Lee, asked of ad buyers Thursday during their Upfront 2012 presentation.  As Lee presided over the showcase, the network’s executives, media sales staff, actors, producers and more presented their new and returning shows! 

According to Deadline, the network has a slew of new programs; some of BET’s new shows are: 

Second Generation Wayans, exec-produced by Shawn Wayans and  Marlon Wayans & starring Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and George O. Gore II:  a hilarious new scripted comedy based on the lives of the members of the next generation of the Wayans family.

The Mathis Project, starring Judge Greg Mathis:  a new docu-series that will center on neighborhoods plagued by unsolved homicides.

Don’t Sleep With T.J. Holmes, starring former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes:  a fresh new voice joining the ranks of Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.  A late-night show, airing Monday- Friday,  that keeps Black America engaged and in-the-know.

For more info on the BET’s programming announcements (including new movies, returning shows and more), click here to read the press release.