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[04/01/10 - 12:04 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 1
Updates include: Twentieth renews "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"; Monica Breen and Alison Schapker joins FOX's "Fringe"; and A&E orders three new reality series.

[04/21/09 - 12:48 PM]
A&E Television Networks Acquires American Gangster from Bet
Repeats of the series will air worldwide on AETN's Crime & Investigation Network.

[10/08/08 - 10:33 AM]
BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'American Gangster' Returns for a Bold Third Season
The new season profiles "Monster" Kody, Larry Davis, Mutulu Shakur, J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO, among others.

[04/17/08 - 03:00 PM]
BET Networks' Upfront '08 Presentation Is All About 'Connection You Can Feel!'
"American Gangster," "College Hill," "Sunday Best," "Baldwin Hills," "College Hill: Interns" and "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" are all set to return with new seasons.

[04/15/08 - 08:40 AM]
BET Networks Announces Partnership with Microsoft to Offer Top-Rated BET Programming on Xbox 360 Through Xbox Live
Offerings include "College Hill," "Iron Ring," "American Gangster," "Hell Date" and "Comic View."

[10/17/07 - 01:14 PM]
Frank Lucas, the Real Life 'American Gangster,' Shares His Story for the First Time Ever on This Season of BET's Critically Acclaimed Series 'American Gangster' Premiering Wednesday, October 31 at 10pm*
"I wanted to be rich. I wanted to be Donald Trump rich," Lucas, 75, said during an interview for the episode. "And so help me God, I made it."

[09/10/07 - 02:56 PM]
BET Networks Announces Latest Premiere Dates for Its Jam-Packed Fall Line-Up of Returning Favorites and Fresh New Original Programming
This fall, BET brings viewers a plethora of new, original series and returning favorites.

[07/16/07 - 08:49 AM]
BET Networks Gets Animated with 'Bufu,' Dons Its 'Sunday Best' and Debates 'Hip Hop VS. America' at the Summer 2007 Television Critics Association Tour
The shows announced at TCA are part of BET Neworks' ambitious original programming slate this fall, with the premieres of 10 new shows and specials.







AMERICAN GANGSTER (BET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/28/06 - 1/15/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
3 (30 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's web site, September 2008) AMERICAN GANGSTER chronicles the life and times of some of Black America’s most notorious crime figures. The show will explore without glorifying, and investigate without celebrating these criminal-minded men and women. During each episode, the crimes of infamous Black figures, such as Chaz Williams, Larry Hoover and the D.C. Snipers, will be put in the context of Black history as we see how their actions both reflected and corrupted the values of their community. While exploring the lives of drug dealers, murderers and thieves, each AMERICAN GANGSTER episode will have a strong moral dimension. The Black victims of these criminals will be heard. Judgment will be passed, and amoral behavior censured. Each episode will blend news footage, photographs and interviews in a compelling, magazine-style format.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ving Rhames as Narrator (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Frank Sinton as EP
· Mark Rowland as EP
· Nelson George as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A. Smith & Company Productions