BET Cuts Back on ‘Don’t Sleep’ Episodes

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The show will now air for an hour once a week instead of every night.

“The viewers have spoken and due to the overwhelming demand, Don’t Sleep will now be expanded to a one hour weekly format allowing for a more comprehensive discussion of the issues and events affecting the African-American community,” the network said in a statement.

Holmes, a former CNN anchor is optimistic about the show’s shift.

“We will now have an hour-long format to educate, empower, and engage. This will allow us more time to delve deeper into topics and determine how we can all, in our own way, be agents of change,” Holmes wrote on his website. “As a part of being extended to an hour, the show will move to Wednesday nights at 11p.m. This will allow us to do on-location reporting from cities and communities across the country.”

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