According to The Hollywood Reporter, BET made some noise, literally and figuratively, on the first day of the winter Television Critics Assn. press tour Tuesday with the announcement of three new series, including a reality show focusing on the now-imprisoned rap star Lil' Kim.

The cabler brought its TCA session to order with a procession of the nine-member drum line of the marching band from Louisiana's Grambling State University, which will be the focus of another new BET reality series, Season of the Tiger. The third new series, Meet the Faith, is a Sunday talk show in which religious leaders discuss issues in the news.