The premiere of Act Your Age was the most-watched half-hour series launch in Bounce TV history.
The sitcom debuted with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, March 4, with a total of 2.14 million viewers watching, according to Nielsen figures. A special presentation of the premiere episodes also ran on Bounce’s sister network ION.
Act Your Age stars Kym Whitley, Tisha Campbell and Yvette Nicole Brown.
The three play women in their 50s in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area, who find themselves at personal crossroads and decide the best way forward in life is together.
Whitley portrays Bernadette, a successful, no-nonsense real estate developer. Campbell plays Keisha, the wild card of the group who is always up to something, and Brown plays Angela, the former First Lady of Norfolk, Virginia, who is looking to redefine her life after being widowed by her husband, a revered career politician.
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The cast also includes Mariah Robinson and Nathan Anderson as the 20-something children of Angela and Bernadette.
Whitley, Campbell and Brown stopped by The View on March 1, and chatted about the 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,” Whitley said.
Alyson Fouse (Everybody Hates Chris, The Wanda Sykes Show) created the series 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 produced by MGM Television, with a two-part 16-episode first season.
The first eight episodes air weekly on Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then they’ll be added to Bounce’s streaming service Brown Sugar on Sunday mornings.
Once the first eight episodes air, the second half of the season will run over the summer.