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Mann & Wife Series Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

Debut of New Sitcom Starring David & Tamela Mann Sets Network Records


ATLANTA (April 9, 2015) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife has become the network’s most-watched original to date.


The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered:


• 461K Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior 4 weeks*

• 260K Households (+41%)

• 142K Adults 18-49 (+67%)


Across its two premiere night timeslots, Mann & Wife reached nearly 800K viewers 2+ and 540K HHs.


When included among all ad-supported cable television in the time period, Mann & Wife’s 9:00 p.m. premiere telecast was the third most-watched program in total African-American viewers and fourth in African-American 18-49 viewership.


Bounce TV’s most-watched original previously had been the premiere telecast of Off The Chain: Rodney Perry on 1/13/15.


Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife (Click here to watch premiere episode.) The series follows the newlywed, second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. In addition to the show’s popular stars, Mann & Wife features a vibrant supporting cast: Vivica A. Fox, portraying Daniel’s ex-wife; Tony Rock, playing Daniel’s new partner; JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel’s overbearing mother and Tiny Lister as Daniel’s Sergeant and boss.


New episodes of Mann & Wife premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.


Bounce TV is the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences. It airs on the digital signals of local television stations and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. (Click here to find local channel location.)


The rapidly-expanding Bounce TV is the number two most-watched African-American network on television. It continued its ratings surge in the just-completed first quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographics audiences.


*Source: Nielsen L+SD | Tues 9p-9:30p | 04/07/15 vs. 03/10/15-03/31/15

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142


Kim Coles (Living Single, In Living Color) Kicks-off Third Season Of Bounce TV’s Stand-up Comedy Series Off The Chain

Off The Chain: Kim Coles Premieres Weds. Nov. 12 @ 10:00 PM (ET)


Rodney Perry, Cocoa Brown, Michael Colyar Among the Comics
Featured in Special New Season of Hour-Long Solo Performances


ATLANTA (Nov. 6 , 2014) –- The third season premiere of Bounce TV’s popular, family-friendly original comedy series Off The Chain will be Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET, it was announced today. Featuring some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene, for season three Bounce TV turns over the microphone to one comic per show and expands to an hour-long format. Actress/comedienne Kim Coles will be the first to headline the Off the Chain season three stage with Off The Chain: Kim Coles on Nov. 12.


Perhaps best known for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on the ground-breaking FOX comedy series Living Single, Off the Chain: Kim Coles represents the comedienne’s first-ever one-woman special, achieving a career milestone that she is excited to celebrate. “I always wanted to do a comedy special and it feels wonderful that this amazing dream come-true opportunity has come as I enter my 30th anniversary as a standup comedian,” says Coles.


In addition to Living Single, Coles has starred on other hit television shows including In Living Color, Frasier, One on One and the uproarious comedy series 10 Items Or Less as the villainous Mercy P. Jones. She was the co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, In the Loop with IVillage and has been a guest co-host for various shows, including The View. Coles is also known to reality audiences for having appeared on The Mole, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and Coming to the Stage.


“I’m thrilled to pick up the mic again to revisit my roots. My gifts are love and laughter, and this comedy special is my way of continuing to share these gifts with the world,” added Coles.


Other top comedians to be featured this season on Off The Chain include Michael Colyar (Premieres Dec. 10), Rodney Perry, Cocoa Brown, Nore Davis, Jordan Carlos, Rudy Rush and Roy Jackson.


Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.


Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142