Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Bounce Brings Back Two Sitcoms and Orders Two New Ones; Disney Television Studios Rebrands Three Divisions

Bounce

Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, unveiled its 2020-21 original programming slate during the 2020 summer press tour. The wide-ranging array of originals includes: Two new comedy series-one produced by Cedric The Entertainer, three new movies, a limited-run true-crime murder mystery, the U.S. premiere of a new documentary special about the death of Michael Jackson, the renewal of the mega-hit drama Saints & Sinners plus a first-ever stand-alone movie based on the franchise, new seasons of popular network sitcoms In The Cut and Family Time, the 29th annual Bounce Trumpet Awards and more.

New Scripted Series - Bounce will debut two new original comedies looking - and laughing - at single life from both the male and female perspective. Both series, debuting in the second quarter of 2021, will include guest appearances and cameos from top names in entertainment, music, sports and more. Johnson - Executive Producer Cedric The Entertainer, iconic comedian D.L. Hughley and a stellar cast of fresh new faces are part of this single-camera dramedy about life-long best friends navigating the world while Black. Produced by Cedric's A Bird & A Bear Entertainment. Premieres second quarter 2021. Secrets of the Salon comedically chronicles the lives, loves, relationships and daily web of gossip that finds its way into an Atlanta hair salon. Vivica A. Fox stars along with Reginae Carter and Monique Coleman. Produced by Swirl Films. This multi-camera comedy premieres third quarter 2021.

And finally, the return of two Bounce favorites. In The Cut - Bounce's popular comedy In The Cut is back in the barbershop for an all-new seventh season starting August 26 at 9:00 pm (ET). Series stars Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith will be joined by TV veterans Mark Curry (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper) and Kim Coles (Living Single) in the hilarious cast. Family Time - The new season of Family Time, Bounce's longest-running original series, will bow this October and will see Tony (Omar Gooding, Jr.) and Lisa (Angell Conwell) dealing with all the good and the bad that comes with being empty nesters.


Disney Television Studios

Nearly 18 months following the 21st Century Fox acquisition which led to the formation of Disney Television Studios, its three studios are undergoing a significant rebrand, it was announced by Disney Television Studios President Craig Hunegs. The changes are as follows: ABC Studios and its subsidiary ABC Signature led by President Jonnie Davis will merge into one studio entitled ABC Signature. Fox 21 Television Studios led by President Bert Salke will be renamed Touchstone Television. 20th Century Fox Television led by President Carolyn Cassidy will become 20th Television.

The new graphic logos and "motion end cards" will be rolled out in all-new episodes of Disney Television Studios programming going forward. (Library titles and episodes broadcast before the rebrand will remain unchanged.) 


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