Exclusive: Bounce TV Set to Launch Sitcom
First original scripted series to debut June 18
By Jon Lafayette -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/30/2012 10:01:45 AM
The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans, who worked on The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin and Love That Girl, and is being produced by Evans and Trenten Gumbs.
The series was developed independently and it was acquired by Bounce TV, which said it was ahead of schedule in adding original programming to its lineup.
"Bounce TV's original series development has been accelerated by the network's skyrocketing distribution growth," Jonathan Katz, COO of Bounce TV, said. "Family Time is the perfect way to launch Bounce TV's originals, as Bentley Kyle Evans and Trenten Gumbs boast an amazing track record producing successful series for Fox, The WB and others and they've developed an irreverent sitcom in Family Time that addresses contemporary issues in a way that all parents can relate."
Family Time is about the Stallworths, a working-class African-American family that jumps into the middle class after buying a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. The show stars Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell as the parents and Jayla Calhoun and Bentley Kyle Evans Jr. as their kids.
"Bounce TV is fast becoming a major entertainment force in the African-American community and I'm honored to have Family Time become Bounce TV's first-ever original series," said writer-producer Evans.
"Family Time is truly unique in today's television landscape as programming focused on the African American family is virtually nonexistent at the other broadcast networks," said Gumbs.
Bounce TV launched last September and is available in about 75% of African-American households.
Hey , heard about new chanel and sitcom this morning on the Tom Joyner morning show went to web to check out sitcom seems to be a good show don't get that Chanel here in my city yet, I guess this market of cable don't carry the Chanel's worth paying for. Seem like you got to move to the big cities to watch are people we can relate too! So thanks for investing in something for us by us don't sellout to people like other Chanel's did let us keep something for our children and family's we can relate too!
Christopher smith - 7/16/2012 10:27:36 PM EDT
love the show.funny and different than the regular comedy family shows. my 20 year old son enjoy the show much or more than i do and im 47.love the issues and the actors. please stay on the air look forward to watching t.v on monday nights again. now i have family time together in a positive way.
pamela jackson - 7/9/2012 8:29:16 PM EDT
Family Time is a great origional sitcom! Watched the first episode and found it very funny and entertaining. I really like Mrs. Stallworth (Angell Conwell)! This star is soooo fine! Wish I knew more about her? I've seen Mr. Stallworth in other productions, but never her. Where can I read more about her? Thanks for casting this show! Keep up the good work Bounce TV!
Johnny - 6/25/2012 3:15:09 AM EDT
DeVares - 4/30/2012 11:52:51 AM EDT
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