106 & Park Alums Free and A.J. to Host Final Episode

Free Marie and A.J. Calloway
A.J. Calloway via Instagram

After 14 years, BET’s 106 & Park will air its last television episode tonight before it transitions to online programming. The last episode will be hosted by Free Marie and A.J. Calloway, the two original hosts who remain some viewers’ favorites.

Free and A.J. both posted on their Instagram accounts about their return to the BET stage:

When the transition to online was announced, Stephen Hill, BET's president of music programming and specials, had this to say about the show:

AJ accepting Janet Jackson’s challenge to … dance. Bow Wow laying that kiss on Tyra Banks (or was it the other way around?). Free crawling around the set LIKE Catwoman WITH Catwoman Halle Berry. Julissa’s taking over Halloween as “Wonder Woman.” Keshia brilliantly bonding with First Lady Michelle Obama. Paigion flying around the world with Rihanna on a 777. Rocsi salsa dancing with Victor Cruz and putting him to shame. Shorty and Ms. Mykie’s killer rap, “The History of Justin Timberlake,” [visibly] thrilling JT himself. Terrence beatboxing while Jamie Foxx rhymed. Tigger making Tom Cruise do the of-the-moment “motorcycle dance.”

We all have our favorite moments from the show that has put youth culture on television daily since the first year of this century. We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar and fresh-faced talent you can name (you can even throw in a first lady). We’ve all laughed with and been entertained by the young men and women hosts that have charmed us at 6 p.m. (and more recently 5 p.m.) each weekday.

All of us have been touched by 106 & Park.

106 & Park’s final daily on-air show airs Friday at 6 p.m. EST on BET.


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