"IN THE CUT" RETURNS TO BOUNCE ON JULY 11 AT 9 P.M. (ET).
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Bounce TV will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom “In The Cut” starring Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers,” “Dream On”) and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back AT 9 p.m. (ET) on July 11.
All-new “In The Cut” episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. (ET) through the summer.
Coming off its highly-rated second season, “In The Cut” stars Wilson as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Kellita Smith (TV’s “The Bernie Mac Show” and “The First Family”), the co-owner of the beauty salon next door and his love interest.
Ken Lawson (TV’s “The Parkers”) returns as Jay's 32-year old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business as does John Marshall Jones (TV’s “The Smart Guy”) as fellow barber and pal Smitty.
Among this season's storylines: Social media pressures, positive pregnancy tests, old grudges, evading the government, a special engagement and much more. Guest stars include: Tamar Braxton, Ed Lover, DC Young Fly, Cocoa Brown, Nephue Tommy, Marques Houston and Earthquake.
Bounce also announced today that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-American celebrities in movies, television and comedy today on Monday, July 17.
And in other TV news, Bounce announced that on July 17 a t 10 p.m. (ET) Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-American celebrities in movies, television and comedy today, including Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Omari Hardwick and Cedric the Entertainer.
In the celebrity-driven Ed Gordon special, the award-winning journalist interviews the stars of the July 21 comedy movie “Girls Trip;” Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, who discuss their careers and reflect on the contributions of black women in Hollywood today.
Gordon also profiles Super Bowl champion-turned broadcaster Michael Strahan and the very busy television talent discusses his life, his controversial departure from “Live with Kelly and Michael” and more.
“Power's” Omari Hardwick talks with Gordon about his hit series and how he has handled fame in the social media era. Gordon also sits with Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley who discuss the state of comedy in the age of President Donald Trump and more.
For more information visit BounceTV.com.
OTHER TV NEWS
Netflix announced that actress and singer Kristen Bell recorded "Tell Me How Long" for the upcoming original documentary “Chasing Coral,” directed by Jeff Orlowski.
Written by Dan Romer and Teddy Geiger, the song is a rousing plea about the climate crisis and the devastating phenomenon silently raging underwater--the global bleaching of coral reefs.
"I was moved and inspired by “Chasing Coral” and its message of hope for our planet's future," said Bell. "I feel a responsibility to care for the Earth in whatever way I can, and I was honored to lend my voice to the original song.
As we strive to make a better world for our children, I hope this film will ignite real action in advancing climate solutions in our global communities."
Romer's previous film scores include: the Oscar-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Gleason,” “Finders Keepers,” and the Emmy-winning “Jim: The James Foley Story.”
"Tell Me How Long" co-writer Teddy Geiger is a singer-songwriter and producer, known for his compositions "Stitches," "Treat You Better," "Mercy," and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back."
Bell can currently be seen in the NBC comedy series "The Good Place." She is also known for voicing and singing the role of Princess Anna in Disney's “Frozen” which she will reprise in the upcoming “Frozen 2.”
Orlowski's previous film, “Chasing Ice,” received an Academy Award-nomination for “Best Original Song” for "Before My Time," written by J. Ralph and performed by Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.
ABOUT CHASING CORAL:
“Chasing Coral” taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record coral bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, “Chasing Coral” is a dramatic revelation that won't have audiences sitting idle for long.
“Chasing Coral” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the “Documentary Audience Award,” and has since screened at SXSW, San Francisco International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest, Sundance London, Sydney Film Festival, Aspen Ideas Festival; and at upcoming environmental film festivals worldwide.
To capture the opportunity to spark action, “Chasing Coral” will be accompanied by an ambitious outreach effort to inspire the next wave of climate champions in the most unexpected places. For more information about the film and impact campaign, visit www.chasingcoral.com.
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Editor’s Note: Some information used in this report obtained from publicity department press releases. Photos: Courtesy of BOUNCE TV.