New All-Black Female-Driven Series ‘Finding Happy’ Highlights Bounce’s Upcoming Originals Slate

Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today unveiled its upcoming original programming schedule.

The lineup features an all-new original series about Black women that is written, produced, directed by, and starring Black women, “Finding Happy.”

Overview: New original Scripted Series: “Finding Happy” (Fall 2022), Returning Series “Johnson” (July 10), New Original Movies: “Faith Heist 2” (Holidays 2022), Special Events “Scripps National Spelling Bee” (June 1-2), “Bounce Trumpet Awards” (Juneteenth, June 19)

Original Series

“Finding Happy” is a dramedy following the Black female experience through the unfulfilled life of Yaz Carter, beginning with her unhappy 36th birthday.


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The 10-episode debut season features Yaz’s loving-but-complicated family, her stagnant career in the evolving landscape of radio, and a merry-go-round of unrequited love while dating in the love desert of Atlanta.

“Finding Happy” reveals over time that true happiness can only be found within.

B. Simone (MTV’s “Wild ‘n Out”) stars as Yaz along with Kim Coles (“Living Single”), Marketta Patrice (“Black Jesus”), Angela Gibbs (“Hacks”), Stevie Baggs Jr (“Ruthless”) and Mike Merrill (“A La Carte”).

Kendra Jo serves as the showrunner/writer and co-creator along with Yasmine Coleman and Angela Wells.

Eric C. Rhone, Cedric the Entertainer, Yasmine Coleman, Angela Wells, Kendra Jo, and Reesha L. Archibald are the show’s executive producers.

Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off-network series, specials, and events designed for African American audiences.



Bounce is available to 98% of U.S. television homes free and over the air with a digital antenna, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku, Pluto TV, and Apple TV; on mobile devices via the Bounce app; and on the web via BounceTV.com.

Bounce XL, Scripps Networks’ newest free ad-supported television (FAST) channel, is available on Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV, and Xumo.

Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company.

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