In the Cut debuts Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. for a six-week test run. The half-hour sitcom stars Dorien Wilson and Ken Lawson.
The African-American targeted diginet Bounce TV will launch a new original series In the Cut, a half-hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin), in a six-week summer series run Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. starting Aug. 25.
In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) along with special guest stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) and Chastity Dotson (Single Ladies).
The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away — Nadine’s Shop — named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy —as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.
The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV original series Family Time. Evans also produced the hit series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show and both he and Gumbs produced Love That Girl. The third season of Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere on Bounce on Oct. 6 at 9 p.m., taking over the In the Cut time period.