Bounce TV Unveils its First Upfront Programming Slate

The network will feature five new original series, two series renewals and several movies.

From “My Crazy Roommate,” “The Keepsake”  to “Forever Jones” which premieres Wednesday June 5, Bounce TV has its unveiled its programming slate. 

Created and Executive Produced by Bentley Kyle Evans (“Martin”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”) through his Bent Outta Shape Productions, “My Crazy Roommate” is a scripted sitcom which follows two young African American women from vastly different backgrounds who live together as roommates and it premieres in the fall.

An unscripted series set in the world of step competitions at the country’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)  “Step Wars” follows the fraternities and sororities as they prepare for their big Homecoming events, and prepare to beat their rivals on stage.

Produced by Bounce TV Productions, “The Keepsake” follows five women who come together to compete for the affections of one man. Their goal is to meet the love of their life and receive “The Keepsake” necklace that comes with being chosen as the winner.  The series will premiere next spring.

Other programs include “Bounce Beats: Profiles,” a new half-hour series taking viewers backstage and behind the scenes with many R&B and contemporary urban musicians for candid conversations as they discuss their lives and careers. Beyoncé, Alicia Keyes, Al Green, Wyclef Jean, and John Legend are featured on this series which premieres in the fall.

Returning shows include the stand-up comedy series “Off The Chain” and “Bounce Beats,” Bounce TV’s top 10 countdown of the hottest R&B and soul music videos in the country.

“Bounce TV’s accelerated distribution growth, immediate popularity with viewers and strong initial ratings has made the network a new must-buy for brands seeking to reach the African American consumer,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, Dennis Ray. “We are expanding our original programming efforts ahead of schedule to meet the demand and offer advertisers attractive fresh new programming.”

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

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