Fast-Growing Network Launches New Sitcom

Aug 19, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The digital multicast TV network that is touting its position as “the nation’s fastest-growing television network for African Americans,” Bounce TV, announced plans for a new comedy series, “In the Cut.”

The show, created by Bentley Kyle Evans (“Family Time,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Martin”), will have a six-week summer series run Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. starting Aug. 25.

The comedy stars Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers,” “Dream On”) and Ken Lawson (“The Parkers”) and also features Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister”) and John Marshall Jones (“The Smart Guy”) along with special guest stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Shameless”), Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) and Chastity Dotson (“Single Ladies”).

“The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop,” the network said in its announcement. “Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away — Nadine’s Shop — named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond.”

The series is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the Bounce TV original series “Family Time.” Season three of “Family Time” will take over the “In the Cut” time slot Oct. 6.

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