Bounce TV Adding ‘The Bernie Mac Show’
African American-focused diginet Bounce TV today licensed the broadcast TV rights to all five seasons and 104 episodes of the Peabody- and Emmy-winning sitcom The Bernie Mac Show in a multi-year agreement with Twentieth Television.
Bounce TV will air the The Bernie Mac Show Monday-Friday with back-to-back episodes from 8 to 9 p.m. ET beginning June 1. The sitcom joins The Hughleys (7-8 p.m.) and The Parent ’Hood (6-7 p.m.) in Bounce TV’s early evening lineup.
The show, loosely based on Mac’s stand-up comedy act, was a mainstay on Fox from 2001 to 2006. Mac’s character being a celebrity allowed for a who’s who of stars to make guest appearances on the show including Chris Rock, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Charles Barkley, Snoop Dog and Ice Cube. The series was created by Larry Wilmore, now the host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central.