BET has announced that it has cancelled the long running show “Bobby Jones Gospel.” The show has been a Sunday morning staple on BET for 35 years and is actually the longest running original series in the history of cable television.
Dr. Bobby Jones has been compared to the legendary Johnny Carson for his giving Gospel artists including Kirk Franklin and Beverly Crawford their first national television exposure.
BET says this farewell season of “Bobby Jones Gospel” will be its best yet with “gospel music’s most talented entertainers, choirs, evangelists, and newcomers appearing to wish Dr. Bobby Jones well wishes, tune in for a season filled with jubilant performances and mesmerizing interviews.”
As for host Dr. Bobby Jones, he says that you haven’t see the last of him.
“I plan to maintain my brand name through BET and I know I’ll be doing something with Celebration of Gospel” he said.