Monica & Maxwell // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation

Singers Monica and Maxwell stopped for a photo backstage during the BET Networks’ 2009 Upfront media presentation, where they announced 4 brand new shows in addition to a new entertainment and music channel called CENTRIC. The presentation, held at the Nokia Theatre in New York Thursday night, featured special appearances by Mary J. Blige, Mo’Nique, MC Lyte and more.

According to several announcements made at the event, Monica will be getting her own “docu-drama” (aka reality series) titled Monica: Still Standing and Mo’Nique has her own nightly talk/variety show. No word on when the new shows will be premiering yet, but continue reading for more photos from the media event.

Monique // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Monica // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation

Anita Baker // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation MC Lyte // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Monique & Debra Lee // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Maxwell & Debra Lee // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation

Debra Lee & Monica // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Stephen Hill & Maxwell // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Monica & Toccara Jones // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Monique, Debra Lee and Monica // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation

Mary J. Blige & Monica // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation Monica & Chilli // 2009 BET Upfront Presentation

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