Bounce TV To Premiere First Two Original Series
Bounce TV, the broadcast TV network for African Americans, will launch its first two original series this coming Monday, June 18, with Family Time at 9 p.m. ET and Uptown Comic following at 9:30.
Family Time is a half-hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs. The series centers on the life and times of The Stallworths, a working class African-American family who scratches off a lottery ticket and jumps to middle class overnight. The Stallworths move to a middle class community in sunny southern California.
Uptown Comic is being produced by Rainforest Films, producers of the current hit theatrical Think Like a Man one of the top-grossing films of 2012 to date. Rainforest co-founders Rob Hardy and Will Packer are executive producers and both men are among the executive leadership team of Bounce TV. Uptown Comic is a half-hour series featuring stand-up performances. Filmed in front of a studio audience at Center Stage in Atlanta, actor and comedian Joe Torry (Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam) hosts.
Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series including Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids and Soul Train, original programming and more.