Connie Orlando

Orlando recently shook the “interim” tag from her new position as head of BET programming, the latest development in a year of shakeups at the network. It’s also been a year of evolution for BET, specifically due to an increased focus on original programming. Under Orlando’s purview, the network launched several scripted series this year, including “Tales,” “Rebel” and “The Comedy Get Down.” The new slate stays true to BET’s roots and offers a glimpse at the future of the net under Orlando’s leadership.

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