Bounce TV, which bills itself as the first broadcast TV network for African Americans, is making its first move into off-network series acquisition. The network has nabbed Roc (72 episodes) and The Parent ‘Hood (90 episodes) from Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution, A Different World (144 episodes) from Carsey-Werner Distribution and The Hughleys (89 episodes) from Twentieth Television in individual multi-year licensing agreements.
The four series will be scheduled together to create a new line-up leading into prime time, with the network airing two episodes of each show back-to-back Monday-Friday starting at 5 PM beginning January 5.
Roc aired on Fox and stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife. The Parent ‘Hood was part of the original Wednesday night lineup that helped launch The WB network; Robert Townsend and Suzzanne Douglas star. Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison head the cast of Emmy-nominated A Different World. Based on D. L. Hughley’s real-life experiences, The Hughleys stars the comedian and Elise Neal as his wife who move their family from the inner to city to the Los Angeles suburbs with hilarious results.
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