Teen Summit

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Teen Summit
Genre Talk Show
Created by Sheila Johnson
Tony Regusters
Developed by Tony Regusters
Byrd/George Productions
Strange Fruit Films
Written by Tony Regusters
Directed by Rick Johnson
Alisa McCoy
Cindy Birch
Nia Hill
Mercedes Funderburk (talent)
Presented by Jay Cooper
Gabrielle Dennis
Cinque Glendy
Belma Johnson
Marcelle Larice
Ananda Lewis
Tisha Lewis
Lisa Johnson Smith
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
Executive producer(s) Debra Tang
Tony Regusters
D'Angela Steed
Producer(s) Timiza Sanyika
Zahrah Farmer
Sharifa Johka
Cindy Birch
Velma Johnson
Fran Toliver Edwards
John 'Dr. Teeth" Tucker
Sita Lewis
Danielle Lazerous
Editor(s) Tim Warner
Amber McKenzie
(assistant editor)
Running time 60 minutes
Original network BET
Original release September 16, 1989 (1989-09-16) – August 31, 2002 (2002-08-31)

Teen Summit is an American talk show for youth that aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) from September 16, 1989 to August 31, 2002. It was then removed from entirely, after its return to its network on June 23, 2017.


Created by Black Entertainment Television chief operating officer Sheila Johnson and originating producer Tony Regusters, Teen Summit dealt with the everyday issues teenagers dealt with and attempted to bring them into a positive, uplifting light, while motivate the teen viewers. Following original program host Lisa Johnson, various hosts have appeared on the show throughout the years, including Ananda Lewis.

Cancellation/2007 episode[edit]

After 13 years, Teen Summit was cancelled on August 31, 2002, however aired an episode of Teen Summit called Teen Summit: Backstage Pass on June 21, 2007.


On June 25, 2017, at BET Experience, Teen Summit returns. It was hosted by Princeton Perez, who is known as one of the members of Mindless Behavior.[1]

List of hosts[edit]


  1. ^ "Teen Summit Returns for the Culture". BET.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 

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