BET Networks announced Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins has signed on as the new host of “Lift Every Voice.”   The artist, author, actor, producer and entrepreneur joins “Lift Every Voice” this Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10AM*. Watkins brings his legendary style and sophistication to the show as he discusses life, faith and personal development with some of today’s most inspiring mainstream and Gospel celebrities. This season’s “Lift Every Voice” guests include: Ja Rule, Adrien Bailon, Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Angel Conwell, Redaric Williams, Erica Campbell and Michel’le. “Lift Every Voice” airs Sundays at 10AM* on BET Networks.

To kick off the new season of “Lift Every Voice,” Watkins takes viewers into the life of Arsenio Hall in a special 1 hour premiere episode. The actor, comedian and late-night talk show host recently returned to television with an all-new “Arsenio Hall Show.” Watkins chats with Arsenio to find out what he’s been doing, discuss faith and family and learn what led him back to late-night. “Lift Every Voice” with Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins and special guest Arsenio Hall premieres Sunday, January 26th at 10AM on BET Networks.

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