ATLANTA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV ( www.bouncetv.com) -- the nation's first-ever broadcast television network designed for African American audiences -- today announced its newest original series One Love will premiere Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
One Love follows the hilarious adventures of Pastor William ( Mark Curry, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters ( Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church. Together for thirty years, they've led their congregation as perfect role models, but when their adult children begin to navigate relationships of their own, they have to find a balance between sharing their wisdom and letting them learn from their own humorous mistakes. Carl Payne, Chico Benymon, Sarah Fletcher and Drew Sidora play the children.
Demetrius Spencer and Bob Keetch of One Media are executive producers of One Love . The series was created and executive produced by Carla Banks Waddles ( Half and Half, The Soul Man). Leslie Small ( Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain) also serves as an Executive Producer as well as director.
As Bounce TV continues to expand original programming efforts, the network's ratings and viewership continues to grow as well. Bounce TV posted its fourth consecutive quarter of growth in the just-completed first quarter 2014 ratings period. In Primetime, Bounce TV was up double-digits compared to last year, racking up impressive viewership gains among households (+75%) and in targeted sales demos P18-49 (+57%) and P25-54 (+62%). Bounce TV also delivered more Black P18-49 and P25-54 viewers than OWN, TBS, WE, TRU, LMN, AMC, TV One and over 90 other ad-supported cable nets on a Total Day basis.