T.J. Holmes Headed to BET?

by Britni Danielle

According to MediaBistro.com, CNN weekend anchor T.J. Holmes could be headed to BET once his contract is up later this year.

They report:

A source at BET tells TVNewser that they have “had conversations” with Holmes, but could not confirm whether he would be joining the African America-focused channel.

Prince says BET “plans to build a show” around Holmes.

For the last few years BET has been trying to reform its image as a video music destination. It’s added scripted shows like “The Game,” “Reed Between the Lines,” and “Let’s Stay Together,” and it plans to air a political documentary later this week examining Herman Cain’s now defunct campaign.

With the 2012 elections quickly approaching, BET could be looking to relaunch its news division by hiring T.J. Holmes.

What do you think of T.J. Holmes possibly moving to BET?

  • Perverted Alchemist

    Let’s just hope that his news show will be on the same level as Tavis Smiley or even Ed Gordon (Remember THAT guy???)

  • Candy1

    Hmmm. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not…

    And I think he is so attractive.

  • http://@clnmike Clnmike

    I cant see CNN letting him go.

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    So TJ wants to ruin his career the way Jacque Reid did when she left CNN Headline News for Black Exploitation Television?

  • The Comment

    Dude………seriously. Come back to the Bay.

  • ruggie

    @Val – you’re right. BET is where journalism careers go to die.

    On a side note…damn! he is cute. Caught me in a baby gaze.

  • S.


    No no no no NO!!!!!

  • African Mami

    This is career suicide at its best. Isn’t he currently anchoring at Al-Jazeera? The CEO for BET isn’t she IVY League educated?! What the hell is she doing over there?! It seems that BET is run by a bunch of hood rat executives.

  • LuvIt289

    Just wanna say that regardless of him leaving CNN or not… TJ is fione. Period.
    Saw him while I was flipping through channels and he got my attention! :-)

  • Ginger

    I used to have a Don Lemon crush ….I’ve switched teams to T.J. Holmes. Don’t leave CNN boo.

  • Mimi

    @Val-Agreed! But isn’t TJ just a weekend dude at CNN? Perhaps he sees the move to BET as a way to get more airtime and be more in control if he’s offered his own show. But I must say, BET would be the absolute last destination I’d go to if I were a serious newscaster.

    Other than weekly spots on TJMS, what the heck is Jaque Reid doing anyway?

  • d_nicegirl

    Don’t do it. You will seriously regret it if you do. You are delish. That is all.

  • Maat

    I think it would be a great move. I think BET really needs to step it up and have a news program. It just doesn’t make sense that they don’t have one. We cry that we need more news content from our prespective but the one network that could provide it…isn’t filling in the void. How could they have missed the opportunity to cover the historical ’08 presidential campaign? I think if they come up with a solid news progam that it would be a great move for him. Just because you switch to a black network doesn’t mean that it isn’t necessarily a good move. We need to be more supportive of what we have created and we should not think it’s of a lesser quality than what the mainstream has created.

  • Bella

    She’s a host on LX TV’s “New York Live.”

    Being on TJMS isn’t a bad job. There are millions of listeners.

  • secret ninja

    don’t do it!!!! he is so fine…

  • S.

    “hoodrat executives”

    I died ohmygawd lol

  • Appletree

    Can he head home to me?

  • Me27

    Haha…me too. TJ is the reason I watch CNN news on the weekend.

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  • KrissyG

    I guess this would be a lateral move, seeing as they’re both crap!!!

  • Simone

    Don’t do it T.J, please! But he should have an agent looking for perhaps another cable channel, or even CBS 60 minutes could do well with him.

  • African Mami

    Oh mi gosh…this is the one black dude I seen on CNN that had me CHANGING the channel! I soooooooo do not see any foiness…lawwwd! He pisses me off for some reason (I know, crazy but true!) To each his own, i guess.

  • http://Google Martin

    I enjoyed T.J. Holmes on CNN. He will be a great addition to BET. Break a leg T,J.

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