'The Mo'Nique Show' not so precious any more at BET
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.
"The Mo'Nique Show," BET's late-night series hosted by Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique, is history.
The show will not resume production in the fall and has been put on "indefinite hiatus," which is often industry-speak for "canceled." New episodes will air for the next two weeks, and will be followed by repeats.
"Mo'Nique Hicks and 'The Mo'Nique Show' are important to the BET Networks family and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her," said a statement from BET.
The series premiered with great hoopla in 2009, the same year Mo'Nique played an abusive mother in "Precious," for which she won an Oscar. But ratings for the show have fallen off in the last several months.
[For the record, 6:34 p.m. Aug. 1: This post originally said that Mo'Nique won her Oscar in 2009. The ceremony was in 2010.]
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: Mo'Nique Hicks. Credit: Hicks Media