BET’s 106 & Park, as we have to know it, has been cancelled. After 14 years, the show’s last episode will air in December, and moving forward it will be a digital only.
America’s No. 1 music variety show on cable television, 106 & PARK, will host its final daily on-air show on December 19, 2014, concluding its impressive 14-year run. The 106 & PARKbrand remains strong and will continue to produce various specials throughout the year, including its annual New Year’s Eve show, 106 & PARTY, along with live event experiences at the BET Awards and BET Experience. In 2015, 106 & PARK looks forward to continuing its reign as the hottest hangout on one of the coolest digital platforms, BET.com.
Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials issued a statement that partly reads, “We all have our favorite moments from the show that has put youth culture on television daily since the first year of this century. We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar and fresh-faced talent you can name (you can even throw in a first lady). We’ve all laughed with and been entertained by the young men and women hosts that have charmed us at 6 p.m. (and more recently 5 p.m.) each weekday.”
There have been rumors of 106 & Parks demise before and early this year the show was suspended for a week after making a joke in poor taste about Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy, but the show managed to hang on.
Read the full statement over at BET.