ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2012 — Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the fastest growing African American network in television, will premiere its newest original series, Off The Chain, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with two episodes back-to-back. The new half-hour stand-up comedy series will feature performances by some of the country’s most talented African American comics.
Rodney Perry (Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, Mo’Nique Show) hosts Off The Chain. Perry was the co-host of The Mo’Nique Show on BET as well as a host of TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. He has been the opening act for such top comedians as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey and Mo’Nique. Perry also starred in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Off The Chain will feature comedians such as SNL alum Dean Edwards; the Wayans’ brother’s niece, Chaunte Wayans; former host at the Apollo, Rudy Rush; and Dexter Tucker, Chris Tucker’s younger brother.
Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series, original series and more.
Launched just over one year ago, Bounce TV is already available in 80% of African American households and 65 million homes nationally. Bounce TV airs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week on the digital signals of local television stations. Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV. Bounce TV is majority African American-owned. Toyota USA is the signature sponsor of the network.