Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — In today's TV news roundup, BET Plus has announced the premiere date of “Tyler Perry's Ruthless” and Usher has joined new series “The Sauce” on Quibi.
BET Plus has announced “Tyler Perry's Ruthless” will premiere March 19. The new original drama from Tyler Perry is a spinoff of the television series “Tyler Perry's The Oval,” and follows the story of a woman, Ruth, who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the underworld of a religious cult. The drama stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat Charles, Herve Clermont, Anthony Bless and Bobbi Baker. “Tyler Perry's Ruthless” is executive produced, written and directed by Perry. Michelle Sneed also serves as executive producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.
Fox has announced “Remain Seated” will premiere on April 7. The show is Larry the Cable Guy's first solo stand-up comedy special in over a decade. The comedian spent the last decade raising his kids and co-hosting “Jeff and Larry's Comedy Roundup” with Jeff Foxworthy on SiriusXM. “Remain Seated” will be released through Comedy Dynamics network. Watch a preview below.
“Dragnificent” will premiere April 19 at 11 p.m., TLC announced. The upcoming series features drag queens Alexis Michelle, Bebe Zahara Benet, Jujubee and Thorgy Thor as they give mega-makeovers to individuals who desperately want a transformation to reveal a better version of themselves — inside and out. A mid-form series, “Dragnificent: Behind the Queens,” will follow each episode and can be seen on TLC GO. — Klaritza Rico/@Variety