BET’s Critically Acclaimed Series ‘AMERICAN GANGSTER’ Returns for a BoldThird SeasonNarrated by Ving Rhames, the New Season Follows the “bet HIP HOP AWARDS”Thursday, October 23 at 10:00 P.M.* Provocative. Unflinching. Daring. BET’scritically acclaimed docu-drama AMERICAN GANGSTER returns for anothercompelling season Thursday, October 23 at 10:00 p.m.* Gangsters have beentraditionally portrayed in films and television as European; AMERICANGANGSTER expand s this theory by focusing on authentic, bona fide criminalsand sheds a different kind of light on the minds of America’s worstoffenders. Narrated by Ving Rhames, this season returns to probe the livesand crimes of America’s most dangerous criminals, including “Monster” Kody,Larry Davis, Mutulu Shakur and J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO, amongcountless others.The first two seasons of AMERICAN GANGSTER spanned a wide range of subjects,telling stories from Harlem to Watts and points in between. They’ve includedclose-up views of the Chambers Brothers, drug-dealing emigrants from one ofthe America’s poorest rural counties; Stanley “Tookie” Williams, who wasexecuted for murder in California amid controversy regarding his real role inthe founding of America’s most notorious street gang, the Crips; Frank Lucas,the larger-than-life subject of the Hollywood blockbuster motion picture,also titled ‘American Gangster’; and “Freeway” Ricky Ross — L.A.’shomegrown crack king — a hustler and pawn within a complex internationalenterprise.Since its debut in 2006, BET’s groundbreaking documentary series AMERICANGANGSTER has earned a mix of critical praise and popular acclaim.