Soap Star Angell Conwell first to star in BounceTV’s Original Series
The new African-American focused television network BounceTV will air its first original series of any kind, a sitcom called “Family Times” on June 18, 2012. Leading the cast is soap star Angell Conwell (Young and the Restless) and actor Omar Gooding whose role as Sweetpea in the popular film “Baby Boy” helped to launch his career. Both, Conwell and Gooding have worked together on several other projects including the movie “Baby Boy”.
The half-hour comedy was produced by Bentley Kyle Evans and Trenten Gumbs, two seasoned television show creators. The sitcom centers around the Stallworths, a working class family who finds themselves promoted to the middle class by winning the lottery. Omar and Angell will star as parents Anthony and Lisa, with young actors Jayla Calhoun and Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. as their children Ebony and Devin.
A native of the Columbia/Orangeburg, SC area, sassy and dynamic Angell Conwell and her mother a Hollywood talent agent packed up and moved to LA when Angell was only 11 years old during pilot season. The move paid off because right out of the box, she booked a CBS/Disney show called “On our Own”. Over her career, she has guest starred on numerous hit shows like NYPD Blue, City Guys, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Moesha and 3rd Rock from the Sun, to name a few; some of which became recurring, a testament to the talented actress she is.
Omar Gooding is the younger brother of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. and son of singer-musician Cuba Gooding, Sr. of the 1970’s soul group The Main Ingredient. Omar has had tremendous success on several hit television series such as Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Smart Guy, as well as cable series Deadwood on HBO.
The show producers, Evans and Gumbs are responsible for the success of the Fox Network’s popular syndicated series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show on the WB. Recently, they produced a show on TVOne along with the show’s executive producer Martin Lawrence, “Love that Girl” starring Tatyana Ali.
Since BounceTV Launched in 2011, it has gained a viewership of over 60 million homes nationally made up of about 75 percent of African American households, according to the network. The channel’s targets audience range from ages 25 to 54 with a mix of movies, sports, documentaries and other programming.
The show will air on Monday nights at 8pm.
Deborah Champagne, Editor-In-Chief
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