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.

Brandy Norwood and Serena Williams

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!