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106 & Park Has Been Cancelled, Will Be Digital Only


BET’s 106th & Park will be ending it 14-year run on year by the end of 2014. The hot spot for the best of hip-hop will be airing it’s last episode in December. But the show will not disappear. Once the new year begins, the show will continue digitally on BET’s website. 106 & Park will also be holding specials throughout the year and will be continuing their annual New Year’s Eve 106 & PARTY.

“We thank all the people who have worked on the show over the years; the talented hosts, the hard-working staff, production crews, and all the incredible guests we’ve had, Stephen Hill BET’s President of Music Programming & Specials in an official statement. “Most of all, we’d like to humbly thank the ‘livest audience’, both in studio and at home, who fueled this landmark TV show from the very beginning. Meet you in the digital domain.”

The show began back in 2000 with AJ Calloway and Marie “Free” Wright and ran after MTV’s TRL. After they both left the show in 2005, Julissa and Big Tigger took over until 2006 when Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz were selected to host the show. They held down the show until 2012 and that’s when Bow Wow took over the show full-time.

In recent years, the show has made headlines for on-air incidents like when August Alsina cursed out recent host Keshia Chanté for bringing up his beef with Trey Songz. There was also the one-week hiatus after Karruche’s scripted diss towards Blu-Ivy Carter earlier this year. But regardless of their drama, the show has left an impact on hip hop and will be remembered.

via Hip Hop Wired

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