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BET Cancels “Celebration of Gospel” After Receiving Highest Ratings Ever


Although an official statement has yet-to-be released, online sources claim that BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” is cancelled. The annual televised special premiered in 2000 and was originally hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, until this year, when actress Taraji P. Henson filled his shoes.

The 2014 “Celebration of Gospel” drew in close to 3 million viewers, earning the show its highest ratings ever. After reaching such a pinnacle, many are left clueless as to why the network would cancel the show. Hopefully, BET will release a statement soon to enlighten the public about their drastic decision.

If you want to keep “Celebration of Gospel” on the air and support our Gospel community, sign Root Magazine’s online petition to bring the show back! Left us know how you feel about the discontinuation of “Celebration of Gospel” in the comment section below.

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About Mike Jones

Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.