Written by | Ray Cornelius
Hey RC fans, there’s a lot to see this coming week on the small tube. Here are few highlights that you don’t want to miss…
Get your week started off right with a little “praise and worship” courtesy of the contestants of BET’s Sunday Best! TV’s #1 Gospel program returns for a fifth season with new faces. Joining host Kirk Franklin and judge Pastor Donnie McClurkin are Grammy-Award winner Yolanda Adams and celebrity mentor/audition judge Kim Burrell. The legendary CeCe Winans will round out the judges panel for the stage shows.
Sunday Best is a reality-talent competition searching for the next gospel great. This year’s winner will receive a national recording contract with Music World Gospel, a cash prize and an exclusive prize from Ford.
The Sunday Best two-hour premiere airs tomorrow July 8 at 8:00pm on BET.
Next up, Brandy Norwood and Serena Williams will guest star in Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. Brandy will reprise her role Elisa Shayne, while Serena will play a high-profile attorney named Kelly Stevens. Stevens is hired by Shayne to help her fight for custody of her son Eric from her ex, Parker.
The ladies will co-star with the legendary and always hilarious Joan Rivers. This should be interesting!
Drop Dead Diva airs tomorrow July 8 at 9pm on Lifetime.
Lastly, a few months back we mentioned a new reality-competition that was coming to television from Nigel Lythgoe, the producer of American Idol. The show is called Opening Act and basically gives an unknown singer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open for a big name music star like the legendary Rod Stewart or the reigning Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj.
Check out the video below and see for yourself.
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Opening Acts premieres Monday, July 9 at 10pm on E!