BOUNCE TV Begins Production on its First Original Scripted Sitcom: My Crazy Roommate

Created and Executive Produced by Bentley Kyle Evans

Series Premieres Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 P.M. (ET)


 

ATLANTA (August 13, 2013) – Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com) has started production in Los Angeles on the network’s first original scripted sitcom, My Crazy Roommate. The series is created and produced by Bentley Kyle Evans (“Martin”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”) of Bent Outta Shape Productions. My Crazy Roommate will world premiere on Bounce TV, Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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My Crazy Roommate is a comedy series about two young women, Brooke (Laila Odom) and Chloe (Brittany Richards), from vastly different backgrounds who are forced to live together while on a crusade to find fame and fortune in Hollywood. The reluctant roommates find themselves in a series of dilemmas causing them to temporarily put their differences aside to resolve the many obstacles they face throughout their journey.

The series was created and produced by veteran producer Evans through Bent Outta Shape Productions. “Bounce TV has quickly become a major new force and outlet for high-quality original programming for the vastly-underserved African American audience,” says Evans. “I’m thrilled to be working with the network and to have it be the home of My Crazy Roommate. I’m looking forward to success of the series and a long and fruitful relationship with Bounce TV.”

The nation’s first-ever broadcast television network for African-Americans, Bounce TV is rapidly expanding its originally-produced content. EVP Programming and Production, Bounce TV, Billy Hall commented, “We are aggressively moving forward with a robust slate of original programming and believe we are off to a terrific start working with Bentley and his team on My Crazy Roommate.”

ABOUT BENT OUTTA SHAPE PRODUCTIONS

Bent Outta Shape is home to Bentley Kyle Evans, Co-Producer of and Executive Producer to the hugely successful sitcoms “Martin” and “The Jamie Foxx Show”. A fortuitous opportunity landed Evans working alongside actor Martin Lawrence in the early 90’s; it was that encounter that sparked the creation of the globally syndicated “Martin” and Evans’ passion for writing and producing. Best known for sitcoms, Evans also co-wrote “A Thin Line Between Love And Hate” and created “Love That Girl”. With a career spanning two decades, Evans continues to produce content to entertain the African-American audience.

ABOUT BOUNCE TV

Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, original series, specials and events, live sports, off-net series, documentaries, and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV celebrated its first birthday on-the-air on Sept. 26, 2012; a year that has been overwhelmingly successful, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups and distribution, advertisers and viewers alike. For more information go to: www.BounceTV.com

Contacts:

Jim Weiss
Bounce TV
P: 770.955.1300
E: JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Tiaka Hurst
Liquid Soul Media
P: 323.216.6974
E: Tiaka@LiquidSoulMedia.com

 

Bounce TV to Premiere New Original Series BRKDWN This Fall


Bounce TV to Premiere New Original Series BRKDWN This Fall, YouTube Channel Alchemy Networks and Bunim Murray to Produce New Episodes of the Popular Online Show

Original Programming Pushes Cross-Platform from Online to Television

ATLANTA (July 9, 2013) – Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com), the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans, will debut a new original series this fall which will be newly-created episodes of the popular YouTube show BRKDWN, it was announced today by Bounce TV Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Billy Hall.

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Alchemy Networks, the premiere digital network for urban lifestyle and entertainment, and BMP Digital, the digital division of leading production company Bunim/Murray Productions, producers of such hit reality shows as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Project Runway,” will team to produce the newly-created original episodes of the popular Alchemy original online series.

Based upon the online show, the new version of BRKDWN will be a half-hour series featuring pop culture news and stories of the moment as viewed through the distinctive lens of today’s media- connected urban experience.

“Bounce TV’s accelerated distribution growth and strong initial ratings has allowed us to expand our original programming efforts ahead of schedule and BRKDWN targets our audience beautifully,” commented Hall. “Alchemy Networks is a natural partner as they are creating desirable original content to reach targeted audiences and Bunim Murray’s track record in the space is outstanding.”

“We couldn’t be more excited with BRKDWN’s expansion to broadcast television” says Peter Griffith, CEO of Alchemy Networks. “One of our goals since launching on YouTube was to extend to multiple platforms keeping viewers engaged at both ends of the spectrum – over the Internet and in front of their TV screens. We have achieved that goal in a relatively short period and it is a testament to the quality production from our partners at Bunim Murray and our talented hosts at BRKDWN”

“BRKDWN has proven itself as a successful, viable online series that delivers entertainment and pop culture news with a unique point of view,” said Daniel Tibbets, Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Bunim/Murray Productions. “Bounce TV’s interest in the series proves that the web is becoming a go-to destination for quality concepts and content with a built-in audience.”

About Bounce TV

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, and inspirational faith-based programs. In under two years on-the-air, the network is already available to 88% of African American television homes and 70% of the total United States, all of the top ten markets and 24 out of the top 25 African American markets.

About Alchemy Networks:

Alchemy Networks is the premiere digital unwired network for urban lifestyle and celebrity entertainment that targets the 18-54 consumer with a particular emphasis on music, fashion, storytelling, reality, urban stage plays, and social and local content. A new kind of network for the digital age, Alchemy creates engaging and exciting programming and premium branded platforms in partnership with top producers, brands and sponsors of urban content.

Alchemy is not bound by traditional media silos and its digital infrastructure allows it to offer content on all media platforms from mobile, digital, social gaming and television via its suite of branded mini channels which target the urban demographic for advertisers, sponsors and producers of content.

More information can be found at: http://www.thealchemynetworks.com/

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (28 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray’s programming includes Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), The Ruckers: Southern Royals (WE tv) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

 

Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Network Rights To The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21


The Two Popular GSN Series to Debut This Summer,

Join The Newlywed Game on Growing Bounce TV Schedule

 

ATLANTA (June 24, 2013) – Bounce TV (bouncetv.wpengine.com), the nation’s only broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired broadcast television rights to The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21 game shows in a new agreement with GSN, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Office Jonathan Katz.  Both shows will debut later this summer.

 

american_bible_challenge_200The American Bible Challenge is the highest-rated original series in GSN history. The one-hour game show, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, brings together contestant teams who compete based on their knowledge of the Bible as they strive to win prize money for the charity of their choice. Multiple Grammy Award® winner Kirk Franklin serves as musical co-host. The American Bible Challenge is produced by RelativityREAL, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) serving as Executive Producer on the project along with Janelle Fiorito (“Extra Virgin”).  Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers.  Jeff Foxworthy also serves as Producer.  Embassy Row’s Michael Davies as well as Parallel Entertainment’s J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak serve as Executive Producers.

 

catch_21_200Catch 21 is one of GSN viewers’ favorite series, with ratings and key demo delivery having progressively grown with each season. Its fast-paced game play features host Alfonso Ribeiro quizzing contestants three at a time as they compete to win playing cards, and try to build the hand that comes closest to 21. Catch 21 was created by industry veteran Merrill Heatter and is executive produced by Heatter and Scott Sternberg of Scott Sternberg Productions.

 

Bounce TV recently landed the broadcast network rights to The Newlywed Game, hosted by The View’s Sherri Shepherd.

 

“After only a few weeks on the air, The Newlywed Game is already an audience favorite and stellar performer, consistently delivering key demos of scale to Bounce TV. We are very confident that the broadcast premieres of The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21 will add fuel to Bounce TV’s skyrocketing growth,” commented Katz.

 

About GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 77-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN’s popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital’s free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions.  GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos.  GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, visit GSN at GSNTV.COM.

 

About Bounce TV

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Launched Sept. 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike.

 

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‘Newlywed Game’ with Sherri Shepherd heads to Bounce TV

newlywed_game_200“The Newlywed Game” is renewing its TV vows.

Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965, has been on and off the air on various networks and in syndication since its launch. Click Here to Read More…

Bounce TV’s First Original Non-Scripted Series Set

The African American-focused diginet Bounce TV will premiere its first original non-scripted series, Forever Jones Presented by Walmart on Wednesday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.

Coming on the heels of Bounce TV’s original special A Forever Jones Holiday, the new reality series will delve deeper into the daily lives and challenges of the close-knit, faith-based family and gospel group foreverJONES. The series, set in the family’s hometown of Shreveport, La., will run original episodes Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. over six weeks. Click Here to Read More…

Bounce TV Unveils its First Upfront Programming Slate

The African American-focused diginet Bounce TV today announced its first slate of upfront programming plans, including original new scripted and non-scripted series, series renewals, the return to broadcast television of one of the most-popular game shows in history, an exclusive new college sports rights deal and more theatrical motion pictures for its library. Click Here to Read More…

Bounce TV To Premiere THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, 4/14

On April 15 every year, players across Major League Baseball wear the number 42 to honor the late Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball’s color barrier on that date in 1947. As part of that celebration, Bounce TV, the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor the baseball legend by premiering The Jackie Robinson Story.

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Bounce TV Air Inauguration, MLK Specials

Bounce TV’s Martin Luther king Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, will include live coverage of the 57th Presidential Inauguration as President Barack Obama takes his second oath of office, starting at 11 a.m. E.T. Bounce TV will also honor MLK Day with two special primtetime documentaries…

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Bounce TV Set Black History Month Specials

The African American-focused diginet Bounce TV will honor Black History Month in February withOur History, a month-long programming tribute that includes documentaries, specials and a new original short-form series called Memories of My Father featuring Martin Luther King III sharing his personal memories and impressions of his father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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