Set in a New York legal aid office, In Contempt follows outspoken attorney Gwen Sullivan (Ash) as she deals with complicated cases. She works with quick-witted and egotistical lawyer Charlie Riggs (Christian Keyes) and gets advice from her stern father, Earl Sullivan (Richard Lawson), a former judge. Additional cast members include Daniel Kash, Megan Hutchings, Mouna Traore, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Tobias Truvillion.
The BET series debuted on April 10, 2018, and ran until June 12, 2018. There are 10 episodes.
BET released the following statement: “At this time, BET Networks will not be moving forward with a second season of In Contempt. We are grateful to the incredible cast and producers. We would especially like to thank and recognize the acclaimed Executive Producers Terri Kopp, who created the series, Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron. We look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership. We are also excited to continue our relationship with the star of In Contempt, Erica Ash as she is set to star along Paula Patton in the film Sacrifice premiering this fall on BET+.”
What do you think? Did you like the In Contempt TV show on BET? Should it have been cancelled? Would you have watched a second season?