Bounce New Original Coming Spring 2023

Bounce and MGM partner for new original comedy series ‘Act Your Age’ starring Kym Whitley and Tisha Campbell, with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown

Alyson Fouse serves as showrunner; Premieres Spring 2023

ATLANTA (November 17, 2022) — Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today announced a partnership with MGM to produce a new original series, “Act Your Age.”

The multiple-camera, half-hour, comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful DMV area women in their 50’s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. “Act Your Age” stars Kym Whitley (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Next Friday,” “Young and Hungry”) and Tisha Campbell (“Uncoupled,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Dr. Ken”) with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community,” “The Mayor,” “Big Shot”).

Whitley’s plays Bernadette, a successful, no-nonsense real estate developer. Campbell plays Keisha, the wild card of the group who is always up to something. And Brown plays Angela, the former First Lady of Norfolk, Virginia, who is looking to redefine her life after being widowed by her husband, revered career politician.

Alyson Fouse (“Big Shot,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Wanda Sykes Show”) created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is produced by Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick and Bradley Gardner (“Hot in Cleveland”) and co-executive producer Ken Ornstein (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).

The 16-episode first season of “Act Your Age” has begun production in Los Angeles and will premiere on Bounce in the spring of 2023. Alyson Fouse (“The Neighborhood,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Wanda Sykes Show”) created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer.

“The opportunity to do “Act Your Age” with Kym, Tisha and Yvette on Bounce, a network that has made me feel so comfortable being my authentic self, means the world to me,” said Fouse. “We’ve built a world where the stories of Black women in the prime of their lives can be both funny and heartfelt; a world where individually they shine but they also show support for one another,” “Act Your Age” is a celebration of the Black women who have loved, raised, befriended and held me up through the years and honors and salutes the ones who have inspired me.”

“Partnering with MGM Television, working with top showrunner Alyson Fouse, and attracting immensely popular and talented actors Kym Whitley, Tisha Campbell and Yvette Nicole Brown are huge steps forward for Bounce originals. “Act Your Age” joins our other new series “Johnson” and “Finding Happy” as game changers for Bounce,” said David Hudson, vice president of original programming, Scripps Networks.

The multi-generational sitcom also features Mariah Robinson (“The Wrong Valentine”) and Nathan Anderson (“All About the Washingtons,” “Richie Rich,”) as the 20-something children of Angela and Bernadette, respectively.

“Act Your Age” is the newest Bounce original series, joining “Johnson,” the critically acclaimed hit show focusing on four life-long best friends, and “Finding Happy,” starring B. Simone as a mid-30s woman determined to change her life for the better. Both of these shows come from Eric C. Rhone’s & Cedric The Entertainer’s production company A Bird & A Bear Entertainment.

Bounce to premiere sixth and final season of Saints & Sinners on April 3

Feb. 2, 2022

ATLANTA ­– The saints and the sinners will have a winner-take-all clash this spring.

Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, will air the sixth and final season of its hit original drama series “Saints & Sinners” Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT, starting April 3. Video here.

“Saints & Sinners has been a breakthrough success, attracting a huge and loyal fanbase and taking them on a rollercoaster ride every season,” said David Hudson, head of original programming for Bounce and an executive producer of the series. “We thank our amazing cast and crew for an incredible run and look forward to sharing the final eight episodes with viewers Sunday nights this spring.”

Consumers can catch up on “Saints & Sinners on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription-video-on-demand service. “Saints & Sinners” seasons 1-5 are available in their entirety with final-season episodes being added every Monday after their Bounce premieres. Visit www.BrownSugar.com for more information.

Set against the backdrop of a large southern church, “Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder. The cast is led by Vanessa Bell Calloway and Clifton Powell, with an ensemble featuring Tray Chaney, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Donna Biscoe, Christian Keyes, Dawn Halfkenny,Karlie Redd, Ashani Roberts and Kaye Singleton.

Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas & Ron Robinson (“Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story,” “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” “Tales, Pride & Prejudice”). Nigel Campbell serves as the showrunner/executive producer of the series. 

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Media contact: 
Jim Weiss, (770) 672-6504, jim.weiss@scripps.com

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About Bounce

Bounce features a mix of original series, movies and specials, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures and events with programming seen over the air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce and Brown Sugar are part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

One World: Together At Home Global Special To Air on Bounce & Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET)

Broadcast to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers to Feature Real Experiences from Doctors, Nurses and Families Around the World

Will Include Performances and Appearances by the World’s Leading Artists from all Corners of the Globe Performing at Home

ATLANTA (April 15, 2020) — Today, Katz Networks announced that One World: Together At Home — a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic — will air on Bounce and Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET).

Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the World Health Organization, One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home broadcast special will include performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo,  LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, and Usher.

  One World: Together At Home is not a telethon – it is a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19. The broadcast will feature stories from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

For more information about Global Citizen and its campaign to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation, please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen. To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go to www.who.int/COVID-19 and follow @WHO on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. For information, visit  www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

Bounce is the first and only multi-platform African-American network and features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Laff is devoted to comedy around-the-clock and presents contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults 18-49.

 ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN

Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. For more information, visit www.GlobalCitizen.org.

ABOUT KATZ NETWORKS

The Katz Networks are targeted, demo-specific brands leading a new generation of fast-growing, multi-platform networks that super serve consumers with diverse and entertaining programming available to be seen everywhere, on over-the-air, cable, satellite television, via over-the-top services, on mobile devices and on the web. Katz Networks is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP.)

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Bounce to World Premiere New Original Black History Month Special Starring Queen Latifah, Common and Harry Belafonte Monday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

ATLANTA (Jan. 31, 2020) – Bounce will world premiere an original new one-hour special, Bounce Celebrates Black History, paired with a number of popular movies inspired by contributions of African Americans, in honor of Black History Month this February.

Queen Latifah, Common and Harry Belafonte headline Bounce Celebrates Black History as they present a collection of stories depicting the strength and courage of Black Americans, some never before heard, that made history and our nation a better place. The special covers people and events of historical significance including The Underground Railroad, Black Pharaohs, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Charles Drew, Madam C.J. Walker, Green Book, Cinque Amistad, James Baldwin, Gordon Parks and a presentation of African-American firsts. Civil Right Icon Ambassador Andrew Young is featured prominently throughout Bounce Celebrates Black History, which premieres Monday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and will be seen throughout the month.

In addition to the special, Black History-themed films airing on Bounce in February include: Beloved, based on Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey; Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls; Angela Bassett’s multiple-award winning turn as Tina Turner inWhat’s Love Got To Do With It; the American war drama Red Tails starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.; Why Do Fools Falls In Love starring Halle Berry and Vivica A. Fox and The Vernon Johns Story with James Earl Jones in the title role. Visit BounceTV.com for all dates and times.

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web viaBounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

Saints & Sinners Wraps Most-Watched Season Ever, Seen by 7.1 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (Sept. 11, 2019) – It’s rare for a television series to increase viewership season over season. Bounce’s original drama Saints & Sinners has done exactly that – for the fourth consecutive time.

The show’s just-concluded fourth season reached 7.1 million viewers and increased audience versus season three by +11% among Households and +13% in the delivery of Persons 2+. It was also up by +16% in P18-49 and +5% in P25-54.

Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in P18-49 and P2+ and second among HHs and P25-54 among all ad-supported cable in the delivery of African-Americans, Bounce’s target-audience, Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m.

In general market viewership, the show ranked 11th in P18-49, 12th in P25-54 and 16th in both HHs and P2+ among all commercial cable networks.

 Saints & Sinners is the most-watched program in Bounce history. Viewers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Prime Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com

This season of Saints & Sinners saw Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) setting her sights beyond Cypress, Georgia and using her power and influence to position herself for a state senate seat. When her mother’s (Donna Biscoe) deep buried secrets surface, they threatened the very foundation of Ella’s world as she struggled to keep her enemies at bay and her children safe. Saints & Sinners also stars Clifton Powell, Tray Chaney, Keith Robinson, Demetria McKinney, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Dawn Halfkenny and Karon Joseph Riley.

Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas & Ron Robinson (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Tales, Pride & Prejudice.)

 

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-air, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen LSD, Bounce, Ratings Program Report, Saints & Sinners S4 (7/7/19-8/25/19, Su 9P-10P), Saints & Sinners S3 (4/8/18-5/27/18, Su 9P-10P, Rank based on defined daypart Su 9P-10P; Ratings Reach Report, Saints & Sinners Season 4 Premiere and Encore Telecasts (7/7/19-9/4/19), based on 1-min qualifier

Saints & Sinners Season Four Premiere Finishes #1 on Television

Saints & Sinners Season Four Premiere Finishes #1 on Television
Ahead of ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, All Cable Networks

Sunday Night 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET) Among African Americans 18-49 & 25-54

 

Episode Reaches 1.3 Million Viewers Sunday Night,
Becomes Most-Watched Program in Bounce History

 

ATLANTA (July 11, 2019) – The much-anticipated fourth season premiere of the hit Bounce original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sun. July 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) was the number one most-watched program on television, beating such shows as The $100,000 Pyramid on ABC, What Just Happened? (FOX), Instinct (CBS) and Big Little Lies (HBO), in the delivery of African Americans 18-49 and 25-54 Sunday night between 9-10 p.m.

The telecast was also a top 20 program in the general market delivery of Households, P18-49 and P25-54 ahead of shows on FOX, The CW, TNT and ESPN among others.

The 9:00 p.m. premiere averaged 751K Total Viewers, an increase of +10% over the show’s season three premiere and delivered 590K Households (+12%) to set the record as the most-watched program in Bounce history.  The telecast was also up +24% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 (281K) and +2% in P25-54 (335K) versus the season three premiere.

Bounce 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. The season four premiere of Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers across its two initial airings on Sunday night.

Bounce also aired Saints & Sinners marathons of season one, two and three July 5-7 leading into the season four premiere and the marathons combined to reach 3.5 million total viewers.

Season four of Saints & Sinners sees Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) setting her sights beyond Cypress, Georgia and using her power and influence to position herself for a state senate seat. When her mother’s (Donna Biscoe) deep buried secrets surface, they threaten the very foundation of Ella’s world as she struggles to keep her enemies at bay and her children safe.Saints & Sinners also stars Keith Robinson, Demetria McKinney, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Dawn Halfkenny and Tray Chaney. Special guests this season include Tami Roman, Roger Guenveur Smith and Karon Joseph Riley.

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one, two and three are available in their entirety with exclusive season four episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Prime Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. There is a free seven-day initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter. Visit www.BrownSugar.com for more information.

Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas & Ron Robinson (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Tales, Pride & Prejudice.)

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-air,over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more.

Bounce and Brown Sugar are part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen, Ratings Program Report, LSD, Bounce, Saints & Sinners (7/7/19, 9p-10p), Season 3 premiere: 4/8/18 (9p-10p); R&F Report, L+SD, Saints & Sinners: 7/7/19 (9p-10p and 12a-1a), S1, S2, S3 Marathons: 7/5/18-7/7/18 (1p-9p), reach and TSV based on 1 minute qualifier; ranked based on programs ending within defined daypart 9p-10p vs. broadcast and ad-supported cable nets

 

 

2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards Seen by 1.8 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (Feb. 21, 2019) – The 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards reached 1.8 Million Total Viewers and 1.4 Million Households across premiere and encore telecasts.

The premiere telecast on Sunday night, Feb. 17 delivered 552K Total Viewers, with viewership peaking at 708K, an increase of +12% over last year’s premiere telecast. The 9:00 p.m. (ET) premiere increased time-period averages significantly, including gains of +58% in Households, +64% in Adults 18-49, +46% in A25-54 and +71% in Total Viewers versus the prior 4-weeks.

The premiere’s strong performance helped drive Bounce to be a Top 30 network in Primetime in the delivery of P18-49 (#25) and P25-54 (#26) among all ad-supported cable on Sunday night.

The 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards is currently streaming on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular subscription video on demand service.

NAACP Image® Award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B singer Tank host the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees are GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Tip “T.I.” Harris; actor, comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend; GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper and one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists MC Lyte; GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, rapper and songwriter Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins; fashion designer and haberdasher Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day; rising star JD McCrary and educator Tim King. GRAMMY® Award Platinum recording artist Ashanti, GRAMMY® Award-winner India.Arie, rappers Da Brat, Lil’ Mama and YoYo, and R&B singer Keyshia Cole are among the performers.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 27-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

Hit Shows to be Seen Weeknights Back-to-Back Starting Mon. Feb. 18, Moesha 7-8:00 p.m. (ET), The Game 8-9:00 p.m. (ET)

ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2019) – Bounce has licensed the broadcast television rights to the popular and NAACP Image Award-winning series Moesha and The Game in a multi-year agreement with CBS Television Distribution.

Bounce lands all six seasons (127 episodes) of Moesha and all nine seasons (147 episodes) of The Game and will air the shows back-to-back weeknights with Moesha from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and The Game between 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. starting Mon. Feb. 18 (all times Eastern).

Moesha, one of the first sitcoms to center around an African-American teenage girl, stars R&B superstar Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, who’s juggling school, friendships and romance in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. After previously being the female head of the household, Moesha must learn to love and trust her father’s new wife while doing her best to be the “glue” that helps hold her family together. Moesha stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Countess Vaughn, Shar Jackson, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Ray J, Lamont Bentley and Yvette Wilson. The series aired on UPN between from 1996 until 2001.

The Game follows the wives and girlfriends of pro football players and the power plays they use to get their guys the best agents, the best endorsements, the best merchandising deals – even the “in” charity. Tia Mowry stars as Melanie Barnett whose boyfriend, Derwin (Pooch Hall), is the new third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers. As she deals with egos, groupies and image consultants, Melanie is finding out how “the game” is played among the women behind the athletes. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, and Brittany Daniel round out the cast. The series, created by Mara Brock Akil, was a spin-off of the long-running hit series Girlfriends. It premiered on The CW in 2006 for three seasons and then moved to BET, where it set cable television ratings records.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

Bounce Announces McDonald’s® as Official Sponsor Of the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards

Toyota, P&G and L’Oréal also Partner With 27th Annual Event Celebrating African-American Achievements

World Premieres on Bounce Sun., Feb. 17, at 9:00 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2019) – McDonald’s® USA will serve as the Official Sponsor of the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards, with Toyota, Procter & Gamble and L’Oréal also participating in the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions which will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

McDonald’s sponsorship includes the Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s. This honor recognizes those who are working diligently to achieve a goal that will improve the lives of others and make a lasting impact. The 2019 Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s will be given to singer, dancer and actor JD McCrary. Presently appearing in The Paynes on the Oprah Winfrey Network, he will be starring as the voice of Young Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King. 2018 Rising Star honoree Rhyon Brown, who recently joined the cast of Empire, will present this year’s award, which will be showcased during the telecast plus via red carpet interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives, social media stories as well as on-site activations throughout the venue. Also as part of the McDonald’s sponsorship, Brown will discuss her latest achievements in the On the Rise with Rhyon Brown video series, to be distributed on-air, online, through social media and on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular streaming service.

2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards sponsors also include: Toyota, the exclusive automotive sponsor and featured on the Red Carpet and Countdown Clock; P&G, sponsor of the Portrait Studio presented by Crest® featuring stylized photos of the 2019 honorees and performers and Febreze® with a Red Carpet pre-show segment airing in the afternoon leading up to the telecast; and L’Oréal which will be featured in a Red Carpet pre-show segment highlighting top looks from the Trumpets.

NAACP Image® Award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B singer Tank serve as this year’s hosts. 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards honorees are GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Tip “T.I.” Harris; actor, comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend; GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper and one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists MC Lyte; GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, rapper and songwriter Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins; fashion designer and haberdasher Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day; rising star JD McCrary and educator Tim King. GRAMMY® Award Platinum recording artist Ashanti, GRAMMY® Award-winner India.Arie, rappers Da Brat, Lil’ Mama and YoYo, and R&B singer Keyshia Cole are among the performers.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 27-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

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Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank Host Star-Studded 27th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards

Honorees Include: Tip T.I. Harris, Robert Townsend, MC Lyte, JD McCrary, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Dapper Dan & Tim King

Special Musical Tributes and Performances by India.Arie, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Lil’ Mama, Da Brat and More


World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (Feb. 5, 2019) – NAACP Image ® Award-winning Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B singer Tank host the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

The gala event world premieres on Bounce, which exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, on Sun. Feb. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

During the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards viewers will see:

  • The inaugural Xernona Clayton Award being presented to GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Tip T.I. Harris by Trumpet Awards founder and civil rights leader Ms. Clayton herself.
  • The Music Excellence Award going to four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, rapper and songwriter Rodney Jerkins aka Darkchild. Artists Jade Novah, Keyshia Cole, Justine Skye and Sevyn Streeter will all take the stage to perform chart-topping hits produced by Darkchild including “Say My Name” (Destiny’s Child), “Angel of Mine” (Monica), “The Boy is Mine” (Brandy and Monica) and “Shoulda Let You Go” (Keyshia Cole).
  • The Living Legend Award being accepted by actor, comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend. In a tribute based on music from Townsend’s hit film The Five Heartbeats, artists Kim Burrell, Q. Parker and Brian Courtney Wilson grace the stage to perform “Nights Like This,” “Haven’t Finished Yet” and “A Heart is a House for Love.”
  • The Trailblazer Award being presented to GRAMMY ® Award-nominated rapper MC Lyte. A special tribute includes Big Tigger, Lil’ Mama, DJ K Rock, Da Brat and YoYo performing select hits from MC Lyte’s career including “I Wanna Be Down” (Remix), “Lyte as a Rock,” “Paper Thin” and Self Destruction.”
  • The Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s going to singer, dancer and actor JD McCrary.
  • The Vanguard Award being accepted by fashion designer and haberdasher Dapper Dan (Daniel Day).
  • The Education Excellence Award being presented to educator and President and CEO of Urban Prep AcademiesTim King.

GRAMMY® Award Platinum recording artist Ashanti and GRAMMY® Award-winner India.Arie will wow the audience with house-shaking performances. In special musical tribute to the Queen of Soul, the late Aretha Franklin, artists Tasha Page-Lockhart, Kyla Jade and Paris Bennett perform select hits from Ms. Franklin’s iconic career including “Respect,” Freeway of Love,” “Rocksteady” and “Think.”

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

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Bounce Renews Saints & Sinners for Fourth Season

Previous Seasons of Saints & Sinners to Stream on Hulu in Bounce’s First-Ever Deal with the Premium Streaming Service

MIAMI – Bounce, the only emerging broadcast – or “multicast” – television network producing original scripted series, announced today that Saints & Sinners has been renewed for a fourth season, to premiere in the summer of 2019.

The network also announced a new licensing agreement that will make previous episodes of the hit original drama series and #1 most-watched program available to stream on Hulu. All three seasons of Saints & Sinners will stream on Hulu ahead of the season four premiere – marking the first time originally-produced content from Bounce will be available on the premium streaming service.

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Cliffhangers and twists abound in the series, which is set Cypress, Georgia, a sleepy southern town outside Atlanta. Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. The show is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, 35 and Ticking, Pride & Prejudice.)

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

 

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Contact:        Jim Weiss        770-672-6504         jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

Bounce’s First-Ever Original Movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, Reaches 1.4 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (Nov. 28, 2018) – A Stone Cold Christmas, Bounce’s first originally-produced movie, reached more than 1.4 Million Viewers in its premiere night airings on Sunday, Nov. 25.

 

The 9:00 p.m. (ET) premiere of A Stone Cold Christmas delivered 468K Total Viewers posting whopping increases of +60% in Household delivery, +92% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 and +70% in P25-54. The audience grew throughout the program with viewing peaking at 565K Total Viewers. A Stone Cold Christmas encored later in the evening (1:00 a.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT) averaging 264K Total Viewers and growing HHs by +13% with similar strong increases among P18-49 (+31%) and P25-54 (+27%).

 

A twist on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, A Stone Cold Christmas stars Demetria McKinney (Saints & Sinners, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) as Mia Stone, a shrewd businesswoman and a dreadful boss, who is more concerned about money than family and friends. When Mia finds herself face-to-face with the love of her life, she is forced to deal with past decisions if she has any chance of a future. Rounding out the cast are Andra Fuller (True to the Game, Black Jesus), Fred Williamson (M*A*S*H, Hell Up in Harlem), Brittany Perry Russell (13 Reasons Why, Sparkle) and Lochlyn Munro (Scream, White Chicks). Bounce is airing A Stone Cold Christmas throughout the holiday season (check listings at BounceTV.com).

 

Bounce is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted programming of any kind. The network boasts a megahit original drama series Saints & Sinners, plus top comedies Family Time and In The Cut with a new original sitcom Last Call debuting Jan. 7, 2019. Bounce will produce and premiere three more original movies in 2019.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV), seen in 92 percent of U.S. households and 97 percent of all target-market, African-American television homes, is the first and only African-American broadcast network and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen, Ratings Analysis Program Report and R&F Program Report, L+SD, Sun 11/25/18 (9p-11p and 1a-3a) vs P4W: 10/22/18-11/18/18 (Sun, 9p-11p and 1a-3a), Reach based on 1-minute qualifier, median age based on P2+

 

 

Contact:        Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                       jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

First-Ever Bounce Original Movie A Stone Cold Christmas Starring Demetria McKinney (Saints & Sinners) To Premiere Sun. Nov. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

                                                                                         Bounce Announces New Comedy Series Last Call,                                                                                       Charles Malik Whitfield (Empire) Stars

ATLANTA (Nov. 14, 2018) – Bounce, the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, will premiere its first Bounce Original Movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, on Sunday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT.

Bounce also announced a new original series Last Call, a half-hour situation comedy from Bobbcat Films and Roger Bobb, producer of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Mann & Wife. Last Call will premiere on Bounce on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 A twist on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, A Stone Cold Christmas stars Demetria McKinney (Saints & Sinners, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) as Mia Stone, a shrewd businesswoman and a dreadful boss, who is more concerned about money than family and friends. When Mia finds herself face-to-face with the love of her life, she is forced to deal with past decisions if she has any chance of a future. Rounding out the cast are Andra Fuller (True to the Game, Black Jesus), Fred Williamson (Being Mary Jane, Hell Up in Harlem), Brittany Perry Russell (Sparkle, The Preacher’s Son) and Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, Scream, White Chicks). A Stone Cold Christmas will also air throughout the holiday season.

Bounce will premiere two more original movies in 2019.

 Last Call stars Charles Malik Whitfield (Empire, If Loving You is Wrong) as Darius Knight, an ex-NFL player who – after discovering his business manager ran off with all his money – opens a comedy club in the backroom of his only remaining investment – a Baltimore bar named Last Call. The bar regulars are then forced to share their favorite watering hole with a parade of comics while Darius climbs out of debt. principal cast members include T.C. Carson (Living Single), Carl Payne (Martin), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Mishon Ratliff (Lincoln Heights) and Erica Page (Office Christmas Party). Season one will feature guest appearances from Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Pierre (How to Be a Player), Vanessa Fraction (Barbershop 2), Karlous Miller (Wild’N Out), David Otunga (WWE Raw) and Teresa “Top Notch” Nelson (Wild’N Out). Cynthia Bailey (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Lisa Wu (Hollywood Divas) also make appearances on Last Call this season.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Visit BounceTV.com for more information. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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Contacts:      Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                       jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

Bounce Lands Rights to Scandal in Licensing Agreement with Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International

Iconic Series to Air Mon. – Fri. at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Starting Nov. 12

ATLANTA (Nov. 7, 2018) – Olivia Pope is coming back to primetime.

 

Bounce has licensed the broadcast television rights to the Peabody and EMMY® award-winning series Scandal in a multi-year agreement with Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. Bounce lands all seven seasons and 125 episodes of Scandal and will air the popular series Monday – Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET beginning Nov. 12. Link to promo here.

 

Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director who helms a prominent D.C. crisis management firm. She and her team of powerful lawyers make scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own. Pope is also romantically involved with the president of the United States, Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, played by Tony Goldwyn. Scandal also stars Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr. and George Newbern. The series was produced by ABC Studios.

 

Scandal became a cultural phenomenon after it debuted on ABC in 2012. It was one of the most talked about shows on television across its seven-season run, scoring high ratings and critical praise. The series also helped propel the “live-tweeting” trend with a highly-engaged cast and crew who tweeted along with each episode.

 

Scandal is Bounce’s most-significant off-network series acquisition to date,” said Bounce General Manager Cheryle Harrison. “It is a smash hit that featured a powerful and complex black female lead in a broad-based drama designed for the masses. We are thrilled to add this iconic series to our programming slate.”

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Visit BounceTV.com for more information. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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Contacts:      Jim Weiss   770-672-6504    jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

Bridget Osterhaus     818-560-5252  bridget.osterhaus@disney.com

 

 

Bounce’s Saints and Sinners Seen by 7.5 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (June 6, 2018) – America loves Bounce’s Saints & Sinners.

The only original, scripted drama series on multicast television shined in its third season, reaching over 7.5 million total viewers. Viewership was up versus season two among Households and in the delivery of Persons 2+ and the primetime premieres of the new episodes delivered over half a million P2+ for eight consecutive weeks.

Saints & Sinners was the fourth most-watched program among all ad-supported cable in the delivery of African-Americans (25-54), Bounce’s target-audience, Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. during its run.

One of the many season highlights occurred on May 6 when Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks in the delivery of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET). Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO that night.

Consumers can catch up on all three seasons of Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

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, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

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Source: Nielsen, L+SD, Bounce, Saints & Sinners S3 (4/8/18-5/27/18), reach based on 1-min qualifiers and all telecasts, P4Ws (3/5/18-4/1/18 Su 9p-10p); Saints & Sinners S2 (3/5/17-4/23/17); Ranker: Nielsen, Rating Analysis Program Report, L+SD, S3 Saints & Sinners (4/8/18-5/27/18), Sunday programs 9p-10p (Rank based on programs starting at 9p)

 

Contact:        Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

 

Bounce’s Saints & Sinners Finishes #1 in All of Television Ahead of CBS, FOX and NBC and All Cable Networks Sunday Night Among African-Americans 25-54

ATLANTA (May 9, 2018) — For the first-time ever, Bounce’s hit drama series Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks on Sunday night May 6, in the delivery of the Bounce target audience of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO. Saints & Sinners was a close second in all of television Sunday night behind only NCIS: Los Angeles in the delivery of African-American Households and total AA viewers.

 

The third season of Saints & Sinners continues to roll along with Sunday night becoming the fifth consecutive week the show has delivered over half a million Total Viewers.

 

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

 

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, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen, Rating Analysis Program Report, L+SD, Saints & Sinners (5/6/18, 9P-10P). Rank based on programs starting at 9p.

 

 

 

Contacts:      Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

 

 

Saints & Sinners Season Three Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce History, Averages 681K Total Viewers, Delivers over Half a Million Households

Marathons of Seasons One & Two Reach More Than Three Million Viewers

 

ATLANTA (April 11, 2018) – The much-anticipated third season premiere of Bounce’s hit original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sun. April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) averaged 681K Total Viewers, an increase of +20% over the show’s season two premiere, to set a network record as the most-watched original in Bounce history.

The season three premiere was also up +24% in Household delivery (528K – also a network record), +14% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 (226K) and +23% in P25-54 (330K) versus the season two premiere.

Bounce 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. The season three premiere of Saints & Sinners reached 1.2 million unduplicated viewers across two initial airings on Sunday night.

Saints & Sinners was the third most-watched program on Sunday night (9-10 p.m.) behind only AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Your Husband is Cheating on Us) among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans.

Bounce also aired Saints & Sinners marathons of season one and two on April 7-8 leading into the season three premiere and the marathons combined to reach 3.3 million total viewers.

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

Season three of Saints & Sinners sees all hell breaking loose in Cypress, Georgia. A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Mayor Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi (Christian Keyes) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament to expose his grandmother, Leona (Donna Biscoe) as a killer. Miles (Keith Robinson) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara’s (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

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Source: Nielsen, NPower, Ratings Analysis Program Report/R&F Program Report, L+SD, Saints and Sinners season 3 premiere (4/8/18, 9pm) vs season 2 premiere (3/5/17, 9pm); Reach based on 1-minute qualifier

 

 

Contacts:       Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”) To Host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

26th Annual Event Takes Place Sat. Jan. 20 in Atlanta,

World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2017) — Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

 

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

 

Tate is a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series “Power” on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows “Rescue Me,”Game of Silence” and House of Lies.” On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in “Girls Trip,” with previous roles in “Ray,” “Menace II Society,” “Love Jones,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and more.

 

Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series “Survivor’s Remorse” on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” She will star in the new legal drama series In Contempt” and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture “Uncle Drew” from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.

 

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

Press Contacts:        

Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jweiss@bouncetv.com

Danny Astoria                 917-965-5790             danny@dannyastoria.com

Saptosa Foster                404-554-6251             saptosa@135stagency.com

 

Bounce TV Announces First-Ever Renewals and More Launches

Bounce TV Announces First-Ever Renewals and More Launches:

Raycom Renews 26 DMAs, Adds Network in Knoxville & Panama City;

LIN Media Renews Four Markets, Launches in Buffalo, Providence & Grand Rapids;

Belo Renews in Houston; WVUE Renews in New Orleans;

WBDT Television, LLC Renews in Dayton;

WYTV Television, LLC Launches in Youngstown

 

Most Deals Extend Affiliations Through 2017, Raycom Commits Through 2019

 

ATLANTA (July 15, 2013) – After just 21 months on the air, Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans, today announced a sweeping range of renewals and new launches by major station groups representing coverage in 40 markets:

 

•Raycom Media has renewed its original distribution agreement for Bounce TV in 26 markets (Complete list below), just launched the network in Panama City, FL (WPGX) and will add it in Knoxville, TN (WTNX) shortly.

 

•LIN Television Corporation (“LIN Media”) extended its Bounce TV agreement for stations in Indianapolis, IN (WNDY), Hartford/New Haven, CT (WTNH), Norfolk, VA (WAVY) and Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL (WFNA) and recently launched the network in Buffalo, NY (WNLO), Providence, RI (WPRI) and Grand Rapids, MI (WOOD).   In addition, two of the Bounce TV affiliates that LIN Media services have agreed to renew in Dayton, OH (WBDT-TV) and launch in Youngstown, OH (WYTV-TV).

 

•Belo Corp. has renewed its deal to carry Bounce TV on KHOU-TV in Houston, TX.

 

•New Orleans’ WVUE, owned by Louisiana Media Company LLC, whose owner Tom Benson owns the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, has also renewed Bounce TV.

 

This significant scale of renewals and additional launches will drive Bounce TV’s penetration to 88% of African American television homes and 70% of the total United States.

 

“It’s extremely rare in our business that carriage agreements are renewed and extended this early in a network’s life-cycle, but that is the case here and it is a resounding vote of confidence in Bounce TV,” commented Bounce TV executive vice president of distribution Jeffrey Wolf.  “From the beginning, these major stations and groups believed in our mission and embraced the promise of the network. Now they will continue to reap benefits from the enormous value we bring their viewers and their sponsors for years to come.”

 

Raycom has extended their original agreement to carry Bounce TV in  Cleveland/Akron, OH (WOIO/WUAB),  Charlotte, NC (WBTV), Cincinnati, OH (WXIX), West Palm Beach, FL (WFLX), Birmingham, AL (WBRC), Memphis, TN (WMC), Louisville, KY (WAVE), Richmond, VA (WUPV), Columbia, SC (WIS), Toledo, OH (WUPW),  Huntsville, AL (WAFF), Shreveport, LA (KSLA), Jackson, MS (WLBT), Baton Rouge, LA (WAFB), Savannah, GA (WTOC), Charleston, SC (WCSC), Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC (WMBF), Tyler/Lufkin, TX (KLTV), Augusta GA (WFXG), Montgomery, AL (WSFA), Columbus, GA (WTVM), Wilmington, NC (WECT), Albany, GA (WALB), Biloxi, MS (WLOX), Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM), Dothan, AL (WDFX)  and Lake Charles, LA (KPLC).

 

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. Since its launch, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike.

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Contact:         Jim Weiss                     JWeiss@Bouncetv.com