Ensemble Comedy ‘Act Your Age’ Gets Second Life on Netflix

Act Your Age (Credit: Bounce TV)

Act Your Age set a viewership record on Bounce TV when it premiered in March 2023. But the comedy series ended after one season.

Now the multi-generational sitcom is getting a second life on a much bigger platform.

All 16 episodes of the series debuted this week on Netflix — which boasts 269 million global subscribers, according to a recent report in Variety, citing March 2024 figures.

The comedy series starring Kym Whitley, Tisha Campbell and Yvette Nicole Brown follows three successful Black women in their 50s.

Whitley (You People) plays Bernadette, a no-nonsense real estate developer. Campbell (Martin, My Wife and Kids), portrays Keisha, the wild card of the group who’s always up to something. And Brown (Community) plays Angela, the former first lady of Norfolk, Virginia, who hopes to redefine her life after being left widowed by her career politician husband.

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The women live in the Washington, D.C. region, with each at a turning point in their lives. Together, they discover the best way forward in life is together.

The cast also includes Mariah Robinson and Nathan Anderson as the 20-something children of Angela and Bernadette.

In a 2023 interview on The View, Kym Whitley compared the series to another popular female-centered sitcom.

“It’s the Golden Girls, except we carry hot sauce in our purses and we go to the clubs. But it’s really about three best friends who live together and we really just go through life solving problems with love and laughter,” she said.

The comedy originally debuted with back-to-back episodes on March 4, 2023. The two-part premiere was watched by 2.14 million viewers, setting a viewership record for Bounce TV, as previously reported.

Alyson Fouse (Everybody Hates Chris, The Wanda Sykes Show) created the show and serves as showrunner and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Barry Poznick, Bradley Gardner, David Hudson, Ranada Shepard and Ken Ornstein. Act Your Age is now streaming on Netflix.

A previous version of this story listed a production company that was not involved with the series. The information came from a public relations company and has been removed.

2 thoughts on “Ensemble Comedy ‘Act Your Age’ Gets Second Life on Netflix

  1. This series does not come from A Bird and A Bear like you stated above:

    “The series comes from Eric C. Rhone’s & Cedric The Entertainer’s production company A Bird & A Bear Entertainment.”

    They had nothing to do with this show. At all. It was A Fouse In The House Production.

    Not sure where that info came from, but as the executive producer and show runner, I’d really appreciate a correction.

    Thank you.

    1. The information came directly from the public relations company hired to promote the show being added to Netflix. I will email you offline.

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