Scripps’ Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans will be premiering its newest series, Johnson, on Sunday, August 1st with back-to-back episodes starting @ 8PM EST.
Centering on four life-long best friends in Atlanta, all of whom share the same last name (Johnson), the series revolves around what happens when the four guys find themselves in vastly different places in their lives and it begins to threaten their bond.
Produced in partnership between Eric C. Rhone and Cedric The Entertainer’s A Bird & A Bear Entertainment and Deji LaRay and Thomas Q. Jones’ Midnight Train Productions, the series will be feature D.L. Hughley and spotlight an ensemble cast that includes LaRay (Bosch, Greenleaf), Jones (P- Valley, Luke Cage), Philip Smithey (Switched At Birth, The Rookie) and Derrex Brady (NCIS, First). Reesha L. Archibald serves as one of the executive producers on the series as well.
Designed to explore topics from the Black male perspective, but in a way that was also inclusive of all men, the series will look to give insight into why men say and do certain things. Furthermore, a key goal for the show is to break down misconceptions and bridge the gap between conflicting perspectives on various subjects, even within individual communities.
Bounce features a mix of original series, movies and specials, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, and events with programming is seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-air, over-the-top on Roku(R), on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and the web via BounceTV.com.Bounce and Brown Sugar are both a part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).