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Bounce TV to debut first original non-scripted series with Walmart as title sponsor

(May 13, 2013) Bounce TV, the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will premiere its first original non-scripted series, Forever Jones Presented by Walmart on Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Coming on the heels of Bounce TV's successful original special "A Forever Jones Holiday," the new reality series will delve deeper into the daily lives and challenges of the close-knit, faith-based family and gospel group foreverJONES. The series, set in the family's hometown of Shreveport, LA, will run original episodes Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. over a six-week period.

The family band foreverJONES came to prominence in the gospel music world after their smash single "He Wants it All" won Stellar Awards, was nominated for a GRAMMY and Dove Award. This powerful group, parents Dewitt and Kim Jones and their five children, continues their mission to combine the spirit of worship and core messages of their faith through music. Forever Jones Presented by Walmart chronicles each band member as they aim to stay united while simultaneously attempting to separate and balance their own personal dreams and aspirations.

"Every family faces challenges, but Forever Jones Presented by Walmart spotlights a dynamic, highly relatable, loving and positive-energy family, who also happen to be a well-known band striving for success," said Billy Hall, EVP of Programming and Production for Bounce TV. "This series will provide real-world positive role models that our viewers hunger for, and is a perfect fit for our brand."

Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, original series, specials and events, live sports, off-net series, documentaries, and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV celebrated its first birthday on-the-air on Sept. 26, 2012; a year that has been overwhelmingly successful, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups and distribution, advertisers and viewers alike. The network is already available to 88% of African American television homes and 70% of the total United States, all of the top ten markets and 24 out of the top 25 African American markets.


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