BET’s ‘106 & Park’ has been canceled! Sort of. The music video countdown show hosted by Keshia Chanté and Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss will be moving online! Will you still tune in?
After 14 years on the air, BET has decided to cancel 106 & Park. However, all is not lost. In an effort to better engage with its core audience, the music video countdown show will move to BET.com for a totally immersive online experience. Will you be missing Shad Moss, 27, and Keshia Chanté, 26, on your TV screens?
‘106 & Park’ Canceled: BET Music Video Countdown Show Moving To Digital
“It’s been a great 14 year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable,” wrote Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming & Specials, in a statement on Nov. 14. “And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well… and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most; online.
“It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand…and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture.
“We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon,” the statement finished.
‘106 & Park’: Last Episode Will Air December 19
106 & Park first hit BET’s airwaves in 2000, with Free and A.J. Calloway serving as the show’s inaugural hosts until 2005. Bow Wow began hosting in 2012, and Keshia joined him in 2013.
As of this writing, Shad and Keshia have yet to comment on the news. It’s unclear whether they will continue to host 106 & Park once it hits digital, but we’re crossing our fingers!
The last episode of 106 & Park as we know it will air December 19.
HollywoodLifers, will you be tuning in to 106 & Park once it begins streaming online, or did you prefer watching it on TV? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner