BET Cancels TJ Holmes’ ‘Don’t Sleep!’

Only eight months after its premiere, BET has cancelled TJ Holmes' 'Don't Sleep!' late night news/talk show.
T.J. Holmes stars in BET's new late night series "Don't Sleep!" Hosted by T.J. Holmes premiering Monday, October 1st at 11 PM ET/PT. (PRNewsFoto/BET Networks, Getty Images Courtesy of BET Networks) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**

By// Mariah Craddick

BET has cancelled TJ Holmes’ Don’t Sleep! just eight months after its premiere, according to The Root. Plummeting viewership is likely the culprit for the cancellation. According to Multichannel News, the show “failed to draw a significant audience. After generating a series-high 1 million viewers for its Oct. 9 episode, the series averaged less than 400,000 viewers before being revamped into a weekly, one-hour formation Nov. 14.”

Holmes, who left his gig at CNN for the show in 2011, told Journal-isms that he is now “a completely free agent” and that he doesn’t regret his decision to leave CNN for BET.

“I will never, ever regret thinking that my heart was in the right place,” he said. “You learn from the mistakes, there are questions I should have asked, things that should have been cleared up, but reaching the black community in that way was an opportunity I would love to have.”

Do you think BET should’ve canned Don’t Sleep? Why do you think the show was unsuccessful?