Written by | Ray Cornelius
The stars of BOUNCE TV’s hilariously funny sitcoms “Family Time” and “Mann & Wife” attended screenings over the weekend during Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards. Hundreds of fans from across the country packed the Sydney Marcus Auditorium of the GA World Congress Center for two hours of side-splitting humor and big laughs! The event took place Saturday morning and was presented by my friends at The BronzeLens Film Festival.
Rodney Perry with ‘Family Time’ stars Omar Gooding & Angell Conwell and show producer Bentley Evans
Actors in attendance included David and Tamela Mann (Mann and Wife) along with Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell (Family Time). Show producers Roger M. Bobb and Bentley Evans were also in the building. Each series screening was followed by a lively Q&A sessions with the actors led by comedian and star of BOUNCE TV’s “Off The Chain,” Rodney Perry. As a special treat, BOUNCE TValso showed a sneak peek of their new sitcom, “In the Cut” starring Dorien Wilson, Jackee Harry, John Marshall Jones and Ken Lawson. After the screenings, all the actors signed autographs and took pics with fans.
“Mann & Wife” is a new original Bounce TV series starring David and Tamela Mann as newlyweds Daniel and Toni Mann. The show revolves around the newly married couple and their blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. Daniel, a police officer from Atlanta, and Toni, a school teacher from Dallas, along with their kids all move into Daniel’s house in the Atlanta suburbs and have to adjust to their new lives together. The show also stars JoMarie Payton and Tony Rock.
RC with Angell Conwell of Family Time
“Family Time” chronicles the lives of the recently relocated Stallworth family, guided by Tony (Gooding), a struggling general contractor and Lisa (Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom. These high school sweethearts lovingly quarrel with each other and their mischievous children Devin and Ebony as they make up their own rules to love, marriage and family along the way. When they are not battling each other they are contending with a host of family, friends and neighbors, including Tony’s snobby older brother Todd (Chris Williams) and Lisa’s feisty sisters Rachel (Tanjareen Martin) and Lori (Paula Jai Parker), all set in the tight-knit suburban community of Windsor Hills.
RC with Dorien Wilson of In the Cut – airing August 25
“In the Cut” 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. 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. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives. The show premieres on Aug. 25.
Check out more photos below:
Rodney Perry with David & Tamela Mann, Roger M. Bob and Ryan Glover (holding David’s B-Day cake)
BLFF’s Kathleen Bertrand and “Mann & Wife” star Demetrius Bridges
“Family Time” actress Angell Conwell with “In the Cut” actor Dorien Wilson
Actress Brely Evans with her cousin and super producer Bentley Evans
David and Tamela Mann
Lamman Rucker, Brely Evans, Angell Conwell, Omar Gooding and Trey Haley
Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com