Bounce TV Doubles Original Programming Production, Plans Weekly Original Premieres Year-Round

Network Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Saints & Sinners, Renews Top Comedies Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut, Off The Chain

 

2016-17 Upfront Programming Slate Also Includes New Season of Premiere Boxing Champions: The Next Round, First News Magazine Show Ed Gordon And Exclusive Premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards

 

ATLANTA (April 13, 2016) – Bounce TV — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences — today unveiled its original programming plans for the 2016-17 upfront season, which includes a major expansion of original programming production that will see the network premiere new originals every week of the year starting this fall.

 

“With millions watching each week, Bounce TV originals have become the network’s highest-rated and most-watched programming. We are significantly increasing our investment in original production in order to meet the strong demand from our viewers and advertisers,” commented Jonathan Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV today announced that it has:

  • Ordered a second season of its new mega-hit original drama series Saints & Sinners, which is currently setting network records for viewership in its inaugural season. The next episode of season one premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET as police scramble to follow new leads and make a discovery that may lead to solving the murder that has viewers guessing. The first season finale – which will answer the question “whodunit?” – will air April 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • Renewed the popular sitcoms Mann & Wife (For a third season), Family Time (Season four) and In The Cut (Third season) as well as its stand-up comedy series Off The Chain (Fourth season.)
  • Tapped well-respected journalist and television personality Ed Gordon to produce and host the networks’ first-ever news magazine show, Ed Gordon.
  • Scheduled another season of live boxing with the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series PBC – The Next Round.
  • Partnered with The Trumpet Awards Foundation to present the exclusive national television premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, an all-star event which celebrates and honors history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic African Americans.

 

“Bounce TV has become a powerful television brand with multi-generational appeal and a network that viewers trust because we entertain them in an authentic and culturally-responsible way,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, Elverage Allen. “This loyal and growing audience, the expansion of our original programming, and our exclusive and unduplicated reach makes Bounce TV a 100% ‘must-buy’ for brands seeking to reach the African American consumer.”

 

Saints & Sinners
Saints & Sinners has set records as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV history. The enormously-popular drama centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The all-star cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson. The series is produced in concert with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas ( Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Bounce TV is currently premiering new season one episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime premiere play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. Season two will debut in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Mann & Wife
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. The half-hour situation comedy follows the 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 partner on the police force and JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel’s overbearing mother. Series co-creator Roger Bobb ( The Rickey Smiley Show, House of Payne) serves as executive producer and director. New season two episodes of Mann & Wife are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT; season three will debut in the spring of 2017.

 

Family Time
The third season of Family Time was a ratings hit last fall and Bounce TV will reunite viewers with the Stallworth family for a fourth season. The series comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom. The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans ( The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs (Love That Girl). Season four will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

In The Cut
In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and John Marshall Jones ( The Smart Guy). The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall and spends most of his time working in his barbershop joined by his 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling (Lawson). Kalita Smith ( The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family) joins the cast for season two, which debuts this July. In The Cut was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce the Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Season three will air in the third quarter of 2017.

 

Off The Chain
Bounce TV will bring its family-friendly stand-up comedy show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the stand-up scene back for a fourth season of individual comic specials, which is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

Ed Gordon
In his stellar career, EMMY-winner Ed Gordon has interviewed Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson in his first post-murder trial interview. Gordon’s knack for landing exclusives and his no-nonsense style make him one of television’s most respected journalists. This summer, Gordon comes to Bounce TV to executive-produce and host a series of one-hour specials in which he sits down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures.

 

Premiere Boxing Champions – The Next Round
The popular series of live boxing events featuring the most exciting prospects in the sport and boxing’s future stars returns for season two this fall. Bounce TV, NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, ESPN and SPIKE TV are television partners for The Premier Boxing Champions series.

 

Trumpet Awards
In partnership with The Trumpet Awards Foundation, Bounce TV will present the exclusive national television premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards. The all-star evening celebrates the accomplishments of those who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all; individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality. World premieres first quarter of 2017.

 

Bounce TV – the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series – is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television. Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. The network has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Saints & Sinners Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers in Fifth Episode Premiere Telecasts, Ties Bounce TV Record for Viewership, Sets Mark for Highest P25-54 Delivery

ATLANTA (April 5, 2016) – The fifth episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sunday, April 3 reached 1.5 million unduplicated viewers which ties it with the series’ second episode as the most-watched program in the network’s history.

 

The 9:00 p.m. ET telecast of Saints & Sinners Sunday night set a Bounce TV record for the delivery of Persons 25-54 while also posting the highest audience peak of the series to date with 747,000 total viewers. The telecast racked up double-digit gains of +24% in Households, +32% in P18-49, +34% in P25-54 and +27% in P2+ vs. the fourth episode last week.

 

Bounce TV ranked in the top five among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night with Saints & Sinners ranking third behind only The Walking Dead on AMC and Real Housewives on Bravo. For the fifth consecutive Sunday Bounce TV beat BET in Primetime among AA P25-54 (+24%) and W25-54 (+12%), while topping BET overall among P25-54 (+27%), W25-54 (+25%) and Total Viewers (+5%) in Prime.

 

Detectives start to close in on their prime suspect in all-new Saints & Sinners this Sunday night, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Leading into the episode, Bounce TV will world premiere the music video of “Oh My God” by Gospel superstar group KlarKent, featuring Derek Minor, at 8:55 p.m. ET. The song is featured on Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 available now via all digital retailers.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson. Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The second season of the network’s hit sitcom Mann & Wife premieres this week.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD, 4/3/16 vs. 3/27/16 Time Period Data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time Period Reach 9-10p & 12-1a, 1-minute qualifier.

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Saints & Sinners Viewership Continues in Strength, Episode Three Reaches 1.3 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (March 23, 2016) – Despite going up against such major television events as The Passion on FOX and NCAA March Madness Basketball on TNT, TBS and TruTV, the third episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers on Sunday, March 20, tying the show’s series premiere for the second most-watched program in the network’s history.

 

Other viewership highlights include Saints & Sinners ranking third among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, second only to AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Real Housewives). For the third consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET in Households (+17%), Adults 18-49 (+2%) Women 18-49 (+20%), A25-54 (+31%), W25-54 (+52%) and P2+ (+25%).

 

Bounce TV’s world premiere of the music video for the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast averaged nearly 400,000 Persons 2+ (8:55 p.m. ET.) The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime premiere play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. In this week’s all-new episode on March 28, desire, jealousy and the pursuit of power collide as demons show themselves and old debts come due.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to destroy the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 3/6/16 – 3/20/16 program and time period data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time period reach 9-10p & 12-1a 1 minute qualifier.

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Saints & Sinners Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers in Second Episode Premiere Telecasts, 15% Increase over Series Debut Sets New Bounce TV Record for Viewership

Bounce TV to World Premiere “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Music Video

By Superstars Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi Sunday, March 20 at 8:55 p.m. (ET),

Haddon Guest Stars in All New Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m.

 

ATLANTA (March 16, 2016) – The second episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sunday, March 13 combined to deliver the most-viewers in the network’s history, reaching 1.5 million unduplicated viewers, an increase of 15% over last week’s series debut.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. In addition to viewership gains, the 9:00 p.m. Saints & Sinners increased time-period average over last week’s premiere and recorded a total audience peak of 728,000 Persons 2+, up nearly 10%. The show helped drive Bounce TV to its most-watched Sunday Primetime ever. Saints & Sinners was in the top 20 among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of Women 25-54, beating Lifetime, Oxygen WE tv, OWN and others during the 9:00 p.m. telecast.

 

Other viewership highlights include Bounce TV ranking fourth among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, behind only AMC (The Walking Dead), Bravo (Real Housewives) and CNN (Democratic Presidential Debate). For the second consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET overall, including in African-American Households (+6%), Adults 18-49 (+34%), Women 18-49 (+30%), A25-54 (+42%), W25-54 (+37%) and P2+ (+24%). Bounce TV walloped TVOne by triple digits across the board on Sunday night.

 

At 8:55 p.m. Sunday night March 20, Bounce TV will world premiere the music video of the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by two superstars joining forces: Gospel phenom Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast. The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers. Haddon then guest stars in an all-new Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the episode, ulterior motives come into focus as ruthless ambition and secret alliances continue to blur the line between who is a saint and who is a sinner.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to destroy the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

 

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 3/13/16 & 3/6/16 program and time period data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time period reach 9-10p & 12-1a 1 minute qualifier.

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Bounce TV Offers HD Series Premiere Episode of Saints & Sinners To Affiliates for Primary Channel Airing

ATLANTA (Feb. 29, 2016) – On Sunday, March 6, the evolution of emerging broadcast networks takes a significant step forward when Bounce TV world premieres its first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

In an unprecedented move, Bounce TV is offering the HD series premiere episode of Saints & Sinners to network affiliates for airing on their primary channel between March 7-13.

 

“This special play of Saints & Sinners will allow our affiliates to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series, both of which will enhance their ad sales revenue opportunities locally,” commented Bounce TV Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations Tracy Underwood.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to demolish the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

 

The Saints & Sinners cast includes: Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Contact:        Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Jan. 31 Scores Ratings KO, Posts Tremendous Viewership Increases Across the Board

ATLANTA (Feb. 3, 2016) – Bounce TV’s latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Sunday, Jan. 31 racked up huge viewership gains while becoming the series’ most-watched telecast to date among young male audiences

 

Driven by three exciting bouts, PBC – The Next Round posted tremendous double-and-triple digit increases among all key demos over its previous telecast: Households (+53%), Persons 18-49 (+63), P25-54 (+62%), Men 18-34 (+760), M18-49 (+94%), M25-54 (+80%) and P2+ (+71%).  The live telecast averaged 257,000 Households and 418,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-11:26 p.m. and reached one million unique viewers, with a peak audience of nearly half a million (480,000) total viewers.

 

The competition in the ring was fierce Sunday night, as was the competition on television, including such major events as Grease: Live, the NFL Pro Bowl and more.  Despite that, Bounce TV ranked #5 during the PBC timeslot among African-American Men 25-54, beating ESPN2, NBA-TV, TNT, TBS, USA, VH1 and over 95 other Ad Supported Cable networks.  Among African-American Adults 25-54, Bounce TV ranked #8 against all Ad Supported Cable, in front of FX, TNT, TBS, SYFY, SPIKE, A&E, Fox Sports 1 and over 90 others.

 

This latest edition of PBC – The Next Round saw rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) defeat Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-5-2, 9 KOs); Florida’s Joseph Elegele (15-3, 11 KOs) stop Alex De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in the sixth round of their scheduled eight-round welterweight affair and featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (12-1, 8 KOs) took a unanimous decision over Ghana’s Samual Amaoko (21-6, 15 KOs) in their eight-round bout.

 

PBC – The Next Round, which showcases the sport’s future stars and champions, took place at a sold-out Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida.  Fran Charles called the blow-by-blow action with former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout and renowned boxing trainer Kevin Cunningham providing insight and analysis.

 

For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @BounceTV, @EricksonHammerL and @Swanson_Comm and follow the conversation using #PBConBounce, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampions and www.Facebook.com/BounceTV.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 1/31/16 9-11:26pm.

 

Contact:          Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504              JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, Richard Lawson, Jasmine Burke and More Cast in Bounce TV’s First Original Dramatic Series Saints & Sinners

Production Underway in Atlanta,

Series Premiere Set for Sun. March 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2016) – Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing AA network — is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.

 

Bounce TV today announced the leading cast of the series and that the eight-episode first season of Saints & Sinners will be seen Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) starting March 6. The show is currently in production in and around Atlanta, GA.

 

Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA a southern town outside Atlanta which evolved into a city over the years. The church began as a 10-member congregation when the Civil Rights Movement was at its height and being young, black and alone at night was a hazard of circumstance. As times changed, the congregation grew and so did its influence in Cypress. When a violent murder rocks the community, the church that holds the secrets of the entire town is at risk of imploding. For it seems at Greater Hope, only God and the Devil can tell the difference between a saint and a sinner.

 

Saints & Sinners cast announced today:

  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America) as Lady Ella, a beauty queen with a business mind and the power behind the throne as Pastor Evan Johnson’s wife.
  • Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) plays Rex Fisher, a ruthless local loan shark with his hand in many of the dealings in town.
  • Gloria Reuben ( Robot, ER) as the Mayor of Cypress Pamela Clayborne, a hard-nosed former prosecutor whose secrets are catching up to her.
  • Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Are We There Yet?) portrays Miles Calloway, a former R&B star, one hit wonder, now serving as the minister of music at Greater Hope.
  • Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together) as Levi, the prodigal son who returns to his hometown after a successful run on Wall Street.
  • Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog) plays the beloved Pastor Evan Johnson who is harboring many dark doings from his faithful believers.
  • Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives) as Dr. Christie Johnson, the daughter and only living child of Pastor and Mrs. Johnson, who tends to local patients but has her own private issues.
  • JD Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife) portrays Jabari, Levi’s cousin who also works for Rex and is torn between family and business.
  • Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) as Detective St. Charles.

 

Saints & Sinners is being produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network, also known as a “multicast” network, producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

  

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Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Family Time Season Three Delivers Over 4.5 Million Viewers & 3.3 Million Homes, Becomes Bounce TV’s #1 Original Series to Date

ATLANTA (Dec. 11, 2015) – Season three of the Bounce TV original series Family Time delivered more than 4.5 million viewers and 3.3 million homes across all plays and the popular sitcom has become the network’s most-watched original series ever.

 

Across the 10-episode premiere telecasts, Family Time season three delivered impressive double-digit increases vs. season two, including:

Households:             +76% (264K)

Persons 18-49:          +71% (164K)

P25-54:                       +77% (191K)

P2+:                            +85% (391K)

 

Each of the ten premiere episodes of Family Time were in the top 10 programs among African-American delivery of Persons 18-49, P25-54 Women 18-49, W25-54 and P2+ when included among all ad-supported cable networks Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m.

 

The success of Family Time helped fuel Bounce TV to both October and November being record-setting months in viewership, with November becoming the network’s most-watched ever among numerous demographic audiences led by Persons 18-49 and 25-54.

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network, also known as a “multicast” network, producing original scripted series.

 

Family Time comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.  The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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Source: Nielsen, L+SD, Family Time Season 3 Premiere & Encore Telecasts: (10/06/15-12/08/15).

All reach stats based on P2+ and Households, 1 Min Qualifier

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Newest Family Time Episode Becomes Bounce TV’s Most-Watched Original Series Telecast Ever Among Key Demos

ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2015) – The latest episode of the Bounce TV original series Family Time has become the network’s most-watched original series telecast ever among key demographic audiences.

 

The Family Time season three, episode seven premiere telecast on Tues. Nov. 17 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 261K Persons 25-54, an increase of +48% over the season premiere, and 225K P18-49, a gain of +42% — both network records for an original series. The telecast also delivered original series highs in Women 25-54 (161K) and W18-49 (127K).

 

Season three of Family Time has been bucking television trends by consistently growing in audience and popularity every week, with new episodes premiering on Bounce TV Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).   The show comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.  The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

The new record-setting episode centered around the Stallworths renting out rooms in their house temporarily to make some extra money, only to find themselves in a few tricky situations. GRAMMY Award®-winning artist, songwriter, actress Michelle Williams guest starred in the episode as an undercover FBI agent posing as a renter. The episode encores Nov. 22 (11:00 a.m.) and

Nov. 23 (9:00 p.m.) All times Eastern.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day Data | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 vs. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 9p-9:30p

 

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Family Time Viewership Grows for Fourth Consecutive Week, Season Three Episode Four Premiere Becomes Show’s Most-Watched Episode to Date

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2015) – A network show growing in viewership week over week in its third season is extremely rare in television.

Bounce TV — the fastest-growing African-American network on television which airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage – is seeing that happen as the first four episodes of its original sitcom Family Time have now each posted viewership gains over the episode the week prior.

 

The Family Time season three, episode four premiere telecast (Tues. Oct. 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET) became the show’s most-watched telecast ever, delivering 286,000 Households — an increase of 8% vs. the previous episode’s premiere telecast and 9% over season three to date. The show also delivered 440,000 total viewers.

 

The telecast also racked up increases in key demos including Adults 18-34 (+42%), A18-54 (+12%), Women 18-34 (+43%), W18-49 (+21%) and Men 18-34 (+38%) over the episode three premiere on Oct. 13.

 

Family Time also helped fuel Bounce TV’s strong Primetime viewership on Tuesday night, which outperformed TVOne by double-and-triple digits among HHs (+94%), P18-49 (+100%), W18-49 (+187%), P25-54 (+46%), W25-54 (+97%) and P2+ (+139%).

 

Family Time comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.  The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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Source: Nielsen L+SD 10/6-10/27| Tue 9-9:30p | Tues 7-11p

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Family Time Viewership Grows Again in Week Two

ATLANTA (Oct. 15, 2015) – A television series increasing viewership season-over-season and episode-over-episode is rare.

The Bounce TV Original Series Family Time has done just that – again.

The second episode of the show’s new season three premiered on Tues. Oct. 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and delivered 258K Households, an increase of +9% over last week’s* third season premiere, as well as delivered 330K Persons 2+, up +6%.  These are increases over the gains of Family Time’s season three premiere last week, which more than doubled (237K, + 104%) the Households delivered in its season two premiere.**

Family Time comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.  The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

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Source: Nielsen L+SD

*Oct. 6, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET

**Oct. 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m. ET