‘In Contempt’ Canceled After One Season at BET

Legal drama starred Erica Ash

BET has canceled the legal drama “In Contempt” after one season, the network said Wednesday.

“At this time, BET Networks will not be moving forward with a second season of ‘In Contempt,'” a network spokesperson said in a statement. “We are grateful to the incredible cast and producers. We would especially like to thank and recognize the acclaimed Executive Producers Terri Kopp, who created the series, Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron. We look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership.”

The series which debuted back in April 2018, starred Erica Ash as Gwen Sullivan, an outspoken and passionate public defender in a New York legal aid office.

“In Contempt” ran for 10 episodes and has been in limbo for the more than a year since. BET finally opted not to move forward with another episode of the legal drama this week as the Viacom network reevaluates its programming slate following the launch of BET+.

Ash, an alum of Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse,” will remain in business with BET as the star of a movie heading to the streaming service later this year.

“We are also excited to continue our relationship with the star of “In Contempt,” Erica Ash as she is set to star along Paula Patton in the film “Sacrifice” premiering this fall on BET+,” the network’s statement continued.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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