BET’s hit music series 106 & Park will celebrate its 2000th episode next Wednesday with the aid of special guests T.I. and LL Cool J. The network will also premiere a new social community related to the show labeled 106 & Park Connect. As BET’s flagship series and leading source of entertainment, Hip Hop and R&B music, 106 & Park is slated to kick off it’s 2000th episode with special guests on hand including “Spotlight” singer Jennifer Hudson and Grammy-nominated singer Keyshia Cole. To kick off the 2000th episode festivities, hosts Terrence and Rocsi will introduce 106 & PARK CONNECT, a new online destination that is all about connections as it allows viewers to connect online with: Terrence and Rocsi; contests and competitions related to 106 & PARK; and to other fans who share similar interests. In addition, this site will allow Connect Members to interact with and participate in the show more than ever before. “A gigantic thank you goes out to 106 & PARK viewers and fans for carrying this awesome experience, a show that debuted in the year 2000, all the way to 2,000 episodes,” said Stephen G. Hill, Executive Vice President of Music, Programming and Talent for BET. In addition to hosting the hottest stars on television, 106 & PARK has become home to some of the biggest moments in television history, ranging from the infamous “Clash of the Titans” between contenders 50 Cent and Kanye West, to 106 & PARK’s visit to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to Jay-Z’s free mini-concert in Brooklyn, and most recently, Madonna’s highly anticipated visit to the 106 & PARK studios. The 2000th Episode of 106 & Park will air Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm ET.