Saints & Sinners Season Three Premieres This Sunday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Bounce

Saints & Sinners Season Three Premieres This Sunday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Bounce

Binge-Worthy Marathons of Seasons One & Two April 7-8, All Episodes Available for Streaming on Brown Sugar

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The much-anticipated third season of the hit drama series Saints & Sinners returned on Bounce this past Sunday, with new episodes premiering every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through the season finale on May 27.

And all hell breaks loose in season three.

A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Cypress Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex Fisher (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi Sterling (Christian Keyes) and Jabari Morris (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick Murphy (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament in order to expose his grandmother, Leona Byrd(Donna Biscoe) as a killer. Miles Calloway (Keith Robinson) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie Johnson (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara’s (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever and rock Cypress to its core. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three. Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

Bounce will air binge-viewing marathons of Saints & Sinners season one on Saturday, April 7 and season two on Sunday, April 8 with both marathons starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. Season one and two episodes of Saints & Sinners are available anytime at Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription video-on-demand service which 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.

The second season of Saints & Sinners was seen by nearly 8.4 million unduplicated viewers and 5.7 million households across all airings on Bounce. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Films.

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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Bounce Acquires Repurpose Rights to ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ From Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury Starting March 5 at 11 p.m. (ET) Weeknights

Bounce Acquires Repurpose Rights to ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ From Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury Starting March 5 at 11 p.m. (ET) Weeknights

First-Ever Repurposing Programming Deal by a Multicast Network

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Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, has acquired the day & date repurpose rights to “The Wendy Williams Show” from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury in a new agreement announced today.

The deal represents the first-ever repurposed programming arrangement done by a new-generation broadcast network, also known as a multicast network.

Starting Monday, March 5, Bounce will air “The Wendy Williams Show” weeknights at 11:00pm ET*/8:00pm PT* on the same day the episode premieres in syndication.

“The opinionated voice of The Wendy Williams Show has come to symbolize pop culture. We’re thrilled to welcome Wendy and her loyal fanbase to the Bounce family,” said Jonathan Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Katz Networks, which operates Bounce.

“Bounce offers a great home for African-American programming and Wendy,” commented Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.  “We are a company all about firsts, and are very pleased to make this historic multicast network repurposing deal with our friends at Scripps’ Katz Networks.”

Referred to as a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times, “The Wendy Williams Show” is a daily one-hour entertainment talk show which features mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams. Broadcast live from New York, the show features Wendy’s distinctive personality, accompanied by a mix of celebrity guests and popular segments such as “Ask Wendy,” where Wendy offers advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems and “Hot Topics,” Wendy’s honest and authentically opinionated take on headlines of the day. Prior to hosting this show, Williams enjoyed a successful 23-year career as one of radio’s most popular personalities. “The Wendy Williams Show” is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

About Debmar-Mercury
Debmar-Mercury produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Showhas U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America’s Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns, as well as Revolution/CubeVision’s Are We There Yet?(starring Ice Cube); and sitcoms including Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park.  Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader.

About Bounce
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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Bounce’s Black History Month Tribute in February Includes: Premiere of Star-Studded 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards; Ed Gordon “Am I Black Enough?” Special; New Short-Form Series Your Story Matters Featuring Pam Grier, Lou Gossett, Jr., Others; Movies, Documentaries & More

Bounce’s Black History Month Tribute in February Includes: Premiere of Star-Studded 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards; Ed Gordon “Am I Black Enough?” Special; New Short-Form Series Your Story Matters Featuring Pam Grier, Lou Gossett, Jr., Others; Movies, Documentaries & More

Bounce, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a compelling programming tribute; highlights include:

  • The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions premieres Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET hosted by actors Larenz Tate and Erica AshLudacris, CeeLo Green, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow, Keke Wyatt and more gather to perform and to honor the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others.

  • A special installment of the Bounce newsmagazine show Ed Gordon called “Am I Black Enough?” which will examine the nuances of cultural identity within the Black community to define exactly what it means to “be Black.” The award-winning journalist and series producer/host Gordon explores this interesting subject matter with influencers such as Samuel L. JacksonAnthony AndersonWayne BradyYara Shahidi, Taye Diggs, Charlamagne Tha GodMisty CopelandBoris Kodjoe and others. On Monday, Feb. 12“Am I Black Enough?” will be available for streaming exclusively on Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time which also showcases Bounce original programming. The special will premiere on Bounce on Saturday, Feb. 17.

  • A new original short-form series of vignettes called “Your Story Matters” spotlighting the unique and inspiring experiences of trailblazing African Americans, including legendary actress, philanthropist and Brown Sugar spokeswoman Pam GrierAcademy Award®-winning actor and community activist Lou Gossett, Jr. and NASA engineer and 2018 Bounce Trumpet Award Honoree Dr. Lonnie Johnson.

Bounce will also feature a variety of relevant movies throughout February including: Amistad, starring Morgan Freeman and Djimon Hounsou; the 2008 adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun featuring Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs and Audra McDonaldPanther with Courtney B. VanceKadeem Hardison and Chris RockRuby BridgesSelma, Lord, Selma and more. Additionally, a one-hour documentary chronicling the civil rights movement, Trail of Hope: The Journey to Equalitywill air on Sunday, Feb. 18.

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Cuttin’ up: Bounce Television’s hit sitcom returns for its third season with more laughs

Cuttin’ up: Bounce Television’s hit sitcom returns for its third season with more laughs

Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer.

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Coming off its highly-rated second season, In The Cut stars Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family), the co-owner of the beauty salon next store and his love interest. Ken Lawson (The Parkers) returns as Jay’s 32-year old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business as does John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as fellow barber and pal Smitty. Among this season’s storylines: Social media pressures, positive pregnancy tests, old grudges, evading the government, a special engagement and much more. Guest stars include Tamar Braxton, Ed Lover, DC Young Fly, Cocoa Brown, Nephew Tommy, Marques Houston and Earthquake.

Bounce has grown to be available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.

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 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among thefounders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

Welcome Back! Mann & Wife season three premieres tonight with two all-new episodes back-to-back on Bounce

Welcome Back! Mann & Wife season three premieres tonight with two all-new episodes back-to-back on Bounce

David & Tamela Mann Star in Popular Comedy Series

David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce comedy series Mann & Wife. Bounce will double the fun by kicking off season three with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm (ET) on Tuesday, March 28. All-new Mann & Wife episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET)through the spring on Bounce.

Real-life husband and wife team David and Tamela Mann star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. The half-hour situation comedy follows their characters – newlyweds and second-chance sweethearts Daniel and Toni Mann – 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, Tony Rock is back as Daniel’s partner on the police force with Steven Wash (Daniel, Jr.), Amir O’Neil (Darren), Lauryn Kennedy Hardy (Terri) and Jadah Marie (Tosha) playing the Mann children.Terri J. Vaughn joins the cast as Daniel’s new Lieutenant and also directs an episode this season.

This season sees hilarious takes on visiting family, mistaken identity, school pressure, phony health scares, an embarrassing email leak and even a 1970’s cop show spoof. Guest stars include George Wallace, Antonio Fargas, Carl Payne, Victoria Rowell, Rod “Rod Man” Thompson, DC Youngfly, Blue Kimble, Vanessa Fraction and Brely Evans.

Mann & Wife co-creator Roger Bobb (House of Payne The Rickey Smiley Show) serves as executive producer and director of the series.

Mann & Wife has been a smash success, setting network records for viewership in both seasons. Bounce is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series, which in addition to Mann & Wife includes the current mega-hit drama Saints & Sinners and the popular comedies In The Cut and Family Time.


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 94 million homes across the United States and 93% 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.

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