BET Networks announced its programming slate for the next year, which includes "Brutha," a documentary series about five brothers in an R&B group under the guidance of producer Jermaine Dupri, and "106 & Gospel," a spinoff of the network's "106 & Park" music countdown series.

"Brutha" is being prepared for release in the last half of 2008, while "106 & Gospel" will premiere in early 2009. "Gospel" will feature a top 20 countdown of contemporary gospel videos, as well as news segments and youth choir battles.

In addition, BET will continue to broadcast several special events, including the "BET Awards," "The Celebration of Gospel," the "BET Hip Hop Awards" and the "BET Honors."