"Let's Stay Together" Is An Actual Show

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Nov. 11 2010 3:45 PM

"Let's Stay Together" Is An Actual Show

Remember a few weeks ago on 30 Rock , when Tracy Jordan’sbodyguard, Dot Com, came up with the pitch for a show called " Let’s StayTogether "? Turns out that BET iscoming out with a show by that same name in 2011.

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Here’s the description of Dot Com’s show:

It’s called "Let’s Stay Together," after the Al Green Song.It focuses on an African American family in Detroit in the 70s. Motown, theauto industry, Vietnam, Watergate. "Let’s Stay Together" is not just about a family trying to staytogether, but also, a nation.

Clip of Dot Com’s big pitch is below. Which "Let’s StayTogether" would you rather watch? I’m team Dot Com.