4 Seasons
73 Episodes
The riveting story of a woman named Ruth who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult.
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Ruthless Season 5 — not renewed yet
Latest Episode Aired Thu 6/1/2023 Eye for an Eye Season 4: Episode 8
Next Episode Sorry, no dates yet for Ruthless. The show is either on a break or the new season is yet to be scheduled. We’ll keep you posted.
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Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1
#NameAir Dates
1A Matter Of Time Apr 20, 2023
2What's Done In The Dark Apr 20, 2023
3Behind Closed Doors Apr 27, 2023
4Eager Little Flower May 4, 2023
5Close Call May 11, 2023
6Disappearing Act May 18, 2023
7You Have to Play the Game May 25, 2023
8Eye for an Eye Jun 1, 2023
#NameAir Dates
1The Calming Mar 10, 2022
2Uncharted Territory Mar 10, 2022
3Prepare the Throne Mar 10, 2022
4The Highest to Be Mar 17, 2022
5Proving Grounds Mar 24, 2022
6Punishment and Games Mar 31, 2022
7The Strangers Apr 7, 2022
8A Masterful Plan Apr 14, 2022
9Does The Highest Know Apr 21, 2022
10The Law of Obedience Apr 28, 2022
11Late Supper May 5, 2022
12Troubling Revelations Dec 8, 2022
13The Great Escape Dec 8, 2022
14Dilapidated Dec 8, 2022
15The Pencil Sharpener Dec 15, 2022
16Lesson Learned Dec 22, 2022
17Just Keep Breathing Dec 29, 2022
18No Mercy Jan 5, 2023
19When the Tables Turn Jan 12, 2023
20Dance and Punishment Jan 19, 2023
21Just One More Time Jan 26, 2023
22Enough Is Enough Feb 2, 2023
#NameAir Dates
1The Outhouse Mar 11, 2021
2Over the Barrel Mar 11, 2021
3Holding On by a Thread Mar 11, 2021
4Duplicity Mar 18, 2021
5Agitators Mar 25, 2021
6Trust No One Apr 1, 2021
7The Code Apr 8, 2021
8Small Little Lies Apr 15, 2021
9The Ritual Bath Apr 22, 2021
10My Brother's Keeper Nov 25, 2021
11Secrets Of The Garden Nov 25, 2021
12Masquerade Nov 25, 2021
13Evil Deeds Dec 2, 2021
14Prophecy Dec 9, 2021
15Caged Birds Dec 16, 2021
16Retribution Dec 23, 2021
17Into The Woods Dec 30, 2021
18Precious Armor Jan 6, 2022
19The Raku Way Jan 13, 2022
#NameAir Dates
1Pilot Mar 19, 2020
2The Precious Jewel Mar 19, 2020
3The Holy Ground Mar 19, 2020
4Waiting for Tomorrow Mar 26, 2020
5The Chosen Apr 2, 2020
6Lost Apr 9, 2020
7The Outsiders Apr 30, 2020
8Heaven on Earth May 7, 2020
9To Be Chosen May 14, 2020
10The Closer May 21, 2020
11The Devil's Brew May 28, 2020
12Wicked Acts Jun 4, 2020
13An Angel From Heaven Nov 26, 2020
14The Restful Sleep Nov 26, 2020
15On Assignment Nov 26, 2020
16Quid Pro Quo Dec 3, 2020
17Unnatural Acts Dec 10, 2020
18Drinking My Scotch Dec 17, 2020
19The Purge Dec 24, 2020
20The Dark Walkers Dec 31, 2020
21Two Days Jan 7, 2021
22Into the Woods Jan 14, 2021
23Live Bait Jan 21, 2021
24Out Of Time Jan 28, 2021

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1 5 Michele h  April 9, 2023
I love Ruthless can’t wait for it to come back on I want to know what happened to Andrew wife that Oliver shot and killed when she was in the shower haven’t seen nothing else about that part looks like the highest is losing control of the compound awesome show keep it coming
0 3 Belinda Michele h  April 10, 2023
I think the highest is losing it and Ruth's going to end up running the whole show
0 9 Kenneth  March 31, 2023
Please don’t cancel Ruthless, this has been the best show on BET this season plus I have to know what happens to the compound! Anyway Ruthless gets my families vote, we are patiently waiting for the next new episode please don’t leave us hanging lol! Thanks for all the great entertainment that is on BET.
2 1 Teezy Kenneth  May 13, 2023
Nope cancel it , it’s too much . It needs to be done it’s just too much and gone too far lol I need them all gone
9 0 Michelle  March 25, 2023
I don’t like any character on this show. They are all crazy and stupid and making me mad.
0 8 Belinda Michelle  April 10, 2023
Stop watching it I love it
0 3 Jay Michelle  April 23, 2023
Exactly my sentiments
8 0 Michelle  March 25, 2023
I don’t like any character on this show. They are all crazy and stupid and making me mad.
2 7 JerryisaQueen101 Michelle  March 31, 2023
Gurl [censored] well stop watching it it’s people like you that make the shows ratings bad I hope you get stuck in a cult and Tyler perry comes to rescue you
1 2 Bridget K Michelle  April 3, 2023
Then don't watch it.
0 2 Dscott161 JerryisaQueen101  April 10, 2023
You funny!!
3 1 Michelle  March 25, 2023
I don’t like any character on this show. They are all crazy and stupid and making me mad.
3 1 Michelle  March 25, 2023
I don’t like any character on this show. They are all crazy and stupid and making me mad.
0 4 Kenneth Michelle  March 31, 2023
Ha ha ha Don’t watch it lol! Simple fix.
0 3 Sugafoot  March 16, 2023
I want to see if the Highest overdosed and what happens next?
0 0 Shay D Shay Sugafoot  April 9, 2023
The Highest is too cool to overdose. If anything, he will take a long nap, wake up and beat up River. He may pull the alarm and lead everybody to the Raku (commit mass suicide). There is no telling what the Highest may do once he realizes River tried to overdose him. He kept asking for more drugs to be shot in his vein, but if anything goes wrong, he’ll take it out on River!😳😳😳😳
0 0 Teezy Shay D Shay  May 13, 2023
Oh please he ain’t nothing and he was only brought beck cause of Ruth
0 6 Buffy Gorsuch Kilbury  March 16, 2023
I love Ruthless totally addicted to this show! I hope it has at least one more season and is not one we have to pay for like Oval. I loved that show as well, already pay for prime don't want to pay for a season I've been watching free . Frustrating to say the least! [confused]
0 1 Shay D Shay Buffy Gorsuch Kilbury  April 9, 2023
I waiting for the outcome of The Oval. Is that POTUS overdosed? He was snorting that fentanyl like forty going north. And the First Lady and Second Lady were fighting and went over the banister. And I cannot wait to see what Kyle’s reaction is when he finds out that the Chief of Staff is dead! I hope Tyler Perry releases the new season soon because there are too many loose ends that needs to be addressed!
1 2 Darlene  March 15, 2023
I need to start Season 3. When will Sling pick it up? I can watch it on here available to me.
0 0 Darlene  March 15, 2023
I need to start Season 3. When will Sling pick it up? This is where I can get a chance to watch it available to me.
0 11 Carmen  March 4, 2023
Tyler cannot leave it as is. I'll be so mad. There are questions that need resolving. Who did Andrew shoot? Did the pregnancy test come out positive. PLEASE get us season 4. Cruel to addict me and then leave it at
1 2 Lela Carmen  March 12, 2023
Tyler is a genius at writing and usually has a strong message..I love it.. Ruthless had me hooked at first sight..i couldn't get enough..I could help Tyler with writing that.. it's that deep for me..See our generation is blind to the cult's but they've been around since Jones Town which sadden me because it was majority black's who was easily influenced, vurnable, and brain washed... There's been a few Noted take down of them over the years..
0 0 michelle Carmen  March 14, 2023
Andrew, shoot Malcolm he is dead in ruthless season three episode 22 I heard a body drop that is Malcolm body that dropped he is gun down Bryant is alive
0 2 Carmen michelle  March 14, 2023
I watched it twice and didn't see that. Lol. Thank you!
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0 8 Mary Taylor  March 2, 2023
Come on Tyler you got to write a season 4 with it being the last season. They got to close this camp down and Dycon & the highest got to be punished for all their crimes. My husband and I has watched all seasons and we both are seniors and can’t wait to see some help come to that camp. We thought the last 2 that joined was their to shut the camp down (wrong). Let the secret service men from Oval end their show help ending Ruthless. Don’t leave us hanging & Dycon, the highest, and that evil Mother get away with all their S—-.
Waiting on SEASON 4. Let it go out with a BANG!!!!!!
0 3 Lela Mary Taylor  March 12, 2023
No I hope this ain't the last season..I want some more its too addicting to have it end..No way..i see many plot twist..
0 1 tanya leon Mary Taylor  April 4, 2023
Love it! I absolutely agree with you 100%
0 1 Chetkiel Mary Taylor  April 8, 2023
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3 1 Aman  February 4, 2023
I like the concept of male nudity on the show. But there seems to be a reluctance to actually show the nudity being shown. You know, the cut-aways, weird angles, etc.

It would be better if they either show it as it is or don’t show it at all. It’s a show about a sex crazed cult but they’re shy? I think even Elder Mother Supreme should have to do a nude scene.

And why no mention of other pre Abrahamic Gods like Asherah? The show is apparently based on her since sex and pregnancy are so constantly mentioned. The highest would be a human begotten son of Asherah and Jehovah which makes him Jesus’s brother.
0 6 Money Aman  February 21, 2023
0 7 Carmen Aman  March 4, 2023
You do realize it's about a cult with fake religion right?
0 4 Meka Aman  March 9, 2023
Come on now give Tyler Perry a break he make good shows and good movies geesh. Please get you a life and find you something to complain about because this is just action on TV that we need. [censored] you..
0 3 Shuga  February 3, 2023
I’m just wondering are the people in ruthless ever going to be free because there are so many seasons but nobody ever gets away. Nobody ever goes free everybody gets tortured I don’t like that like these FBI agents they’re locked up in a trailer getting tortured butt naked are you serious? Are they ever going to get out I’m getting really tired of this, so this is my opinion only because nothings happening good. Everything is so evil in life and in TV OMG I barely watch the show anymore. This is why, because nobody ever goes free
0 5 Missdee Shuga  February 9, 2023
Fine by me! I love the show! So the longer they remain held captive the longer the show will go on! 🤗
0 3 Lela Shuga  March 12, 2023
Two women has supposedly escape.Talley and Paula.. wonder what happened??? There's a lot of ways this could possibly go..I like how it gets you to peculate but if you're a true fan; You've watched each episode and seasons at least Twice if not more.. I've definitely have looking for clues or did I miss something...i definitely could help write some of this..
0 4 Terry Lela  March 31, 2023
Remember Tally killed herself at the Butler’s house try to find money that Ruth left there. That scene was on the Oval months before she escaped, therefore Tyler is trying to sync the episodes from then to now. I only pay for BET+ for the Ruthless series, Miss Pat and All the Queens men. If Tyler’s finish I’m finish with BET+.
0 0 Love  January 27, 2023
In the latest Oval episode the butler’s wife is taken by the cult on Ruthless. It seems like a merge of the shows. I’m hoping it is since Ruthless hasn’t came back with any new episodes. I hope she isn’t going to just go missing off the Oval like their son.
1 2 Char Love  January 28, 2023
That’s how ruthless began from the oval Ruth is their granddaughters mother
0 1 vrkimb61 Love  February 12, 2023
Ruthless and the Oval were merged a long time ago but the timelines are off. Ruth was Barry's girlfriend and has a daughter by him who is at the cult with her. She was on the Oval in the first season. Barry is dead. He's on another BET show, "The Game" so I guess that's why he was killed off.
0 1 Lela Love  March 12, 2023
Yes.. Love that what I've been saying..i think people forget it's a spin off of the oval and I love it.
That's why I know this is not the end there's a lot that could happen..Im ready
6 7 Staci  December 15, 2022
Please end with Season 3. It's drawn out and getting unreal.
0 1 Lolita Maxwell Staci  January 11, 2023
Hey you guys!! I don't know if my way of thinking is a little late but it seems that The Oval and Ruthless is combined.So basically you have to watch them both..
0 1 Shan Lolita Maxwell  January 13, 2023
[thinking] umm...yeah...
0 6 Jacque Staci  January 18, 2023
I suggest that if you don’t like the show just don’t watch it!!
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1 15 C. T. Williams  December 9, 2022
Now look here Tyler! Got damnit! Now I been waiting patiently for Ruthless Season 3 or Season 2 episode 12 to air! Now what the hell going on?! I only got BET + to watch Ruthless and I'm not going to be paying that subscription for nothing! What the hell going on with them damn Rakkadushes? I don't know if they holding yo ass hostage up there or what, but ya'll need to come on! Hell, I'm a writer, [censored] hire me I can pick right up where you left off and write episodes that will go right along with the storyline. And by the way Tyler, THAT DAMN HIGHEST, NEEDS SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNCILLING ALONG WITH AN EXORCISM! And Mother Elder's ass need one of them old backwoods' Pentecostal 7 day revival! So look here Tyler, now, I been patient long enough.... I done got up again with the Oval, and I done watch Seasons 1 and 2 of Ruthless so many times, I can recite the entire script of every episode, and that's a damn shame.
0 4 Tammytoou C. T. Williams  January 26, 2023
You sound like me in a nutshell’ [bigsmile]
0 3 Cncali young C. T. Williams  February 24, 2023
I feel the same way ab season4 !!! Im hooked [bigsmile]
0 1 Amy Herrick  December 8, 2022
When does the new ruthless come on?
1 5 Shay  November 15, 2022
I read Ruthless returns on Dec.8
0 0 Admin crown Shay  November 19, 2022
0 1 Vera clemons Shay  November 21, 2022
I look at Ruthless over and over. Love it
0 2 Amy Herrick Shay  December 8, 2022
It’s not on I checked!
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0 2 Crystal Jones  November 5, 2022
[bigsmile] Tyler Perry THE Oval and Ruthless are amazing, sad, outstanding movies and Ruthless is definitely a Great title for it!!! Enjoy your movies and plays. Would love to see episode 12 or a part 2 to Ruthless! Thank ypu for your amazing talent!!
1 16 Missing Ruthless  October 8, 2022
[thinking] this is sillyasf. It’s Now Oct 2022 and, NO info of any type has been given if RUTHLESS will resume with Ep 12 of Season 3 or even if they’ve decided to cancel my favorite show. Complete silence Mr. Tyler? Lol smh
0 1 Tracey Missing Ruthless  October 21, 2022
Girllll Im like wtf :(((:
1 3 Kaybay Missing Ruthless  October 21, 2022
Tyler with all due respect, I’ve been patiently waiting for updates regarding RUTHLESS. I’m growing a bit inpatient and growing old,,,please hook a sista up and let us know a little something something, dude like wth [confused] [thinking] [sad2] :(((: [angry],,pretty please with 2 cherries 🍒
Your FAN!
0 4 Kendra Missing Ruthless  October 22, 2022
I agree! I'm sooo irritated by this. This is also my favorite show and I subscribed to BET with prime JUST to watch it. Now.....nothing. ugh smfh!
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0 15 Indigo Bleu  September 28, 2022
Alright now Tyler Perry, I have spent the last three days binge watching Ruthless because I went out of the state on a nursing contract assignment and couldn't watch season 2 or 3. Now, you can't just stop at The Highest (Tyrone) stabbing Oliver with that sword as he was on top of Lacey. I won't allow it! You are too good of a creative genius with this show and The Oval to just stop there. We, the true fans of your art need you and we need this show to continue. I want to know everything, the cartel, what they gonna do about Lelo's body parts, Andrew's blow cover EVERYTHING. Don't leave us with a cliffhanger like Lovecraft Country did. [sad2]
0 2 Mira Indigo Bleu  October 4, 2022
We been wating for abt 4months now we ain't getting that [censored] no time soon I suppose 🤦‍♀️
0 3 Sharon saylors Indigo Bleu  October 12, 2022
[angry] Right??!! Im honestly lost in all these new series every single season and yet Ruthless being 1 of his top shows has been dumped along the way side??

Though i am not the same type of artist as Mr Perry, but i AM a life long artist just the same so i can say this. YOU ARE DOING WAY TO MUCH! Your going to burn yourself out if you keep going like you are. just had to say that.
0 0 Tolanda Tillis Indigo Bleu  November 20, 2022
They fed Lelos body parts to da pigs i think...or were they in da trunk of da car🤔 Been soo long i dont remember... Tyler Perry needs to stop playin wit us & get part 2 of season 3 started😩🤦🏾‍♀️
0 11 Tolanda Tillis  September 13, 2022
Tyler Perry Needs To Get On His Job...We've Waited Too Long For The Next Season...He Needz To HURRY UP We Are Dyin To Kno Wutz Gonna Happen Now That Andrews Cover Is Blown🤦🏾‍♀️
2 5 Judi  August 25, 2022
Ruthless is the most insane show I've watched! it kept me intrigued at all times I never missed an episode or season you can watch all 3 on Amazon prime now b4 they erase it. I hope they bring it back soon. They already took my "the walking dead" the original series. But yes back to Ruthless, it rocks BTW I'm a firm believer in Christ I totally not right to welcome this kind of show in my spirit. I honestly love it!!!!! I don't think I will go to hell for watching a show of this nature. Thank you Tyler Perry this I all the drama I need. No need for real drama in my life
0 21 Chris Stevens  July 27, 2022
0 0 Cncali young Chris Stevens  February 24, 2023

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