TV briefs: BET Awards June 29

The Fresno BeeJune 9, 2014 

The award goes to … : Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Drake, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie are among the names set to perform at the BET Awards 2014 on June 29. Kevin Hart is also set to appear.

Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian Chris Rock will host the the event originating from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

It's a date: The series premiere of FX's newest comedy, "Partners," starring Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, is set for Aug. 4. Beginning that day, "Anger Management" will move to Mondays and air immediately following "Partners."

In "Partners," Grammer and Lawrence play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court as they each face a personal crisis.

Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is a kind-hearted community activist going through a heartbreaking divorce when he meets Allen Braddock (Grammer), an elitist lawyer who has just been fired from his father's firm.

Brought together by fate and desperation, they develop a partnership and friendship, forcing each other to find the balance between the ethical and the unscrupulous in both their professional and personal lives.

Other series regulars include Telma Hopkins, Rory O'Malley, McKaley Miller, Edi Patterson and Danièle Watts.

Winning numbers: Lifetime brings viewers to 2025 with the premiere of "The Lottery" on July 20. The series stars Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vasquez, Shelley Conn and Martin Donovan.

"The Lottery" is set in a world where women have mysteriously stopped bearing children. After years of research, Dr. Alison Lennon (Shelton) and her team fertilize 100 embryos. The government takes control of the lab, and the president decides to hold a national lottery to see who gets the 100 embryos.

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