‘Johnson’ Renewed for Season 3 on Bounce TV

Johnson (Credit: Bounce TV)

Bounce TV dramedy Johnson is set to return for a third season this summer.

In an announcement this week, Bounce said the series has been renewed, with new episodes scheduled to air in August.

The series follows four Black men — Omar, Greg, Keith and Jarvis who met in grade school and have been best friends ever since. They all just happened to have the same last name, Johnson, but aren’t related. After 25 years of friendship, they find themselves in vastly different places in their lives, threatening their bond.

This summer, Bounce will also air new episodes of freshman comedy series Act Your Age. And the network is prepping an original Juneteenth documentary special focusing on civil rights pioneer Xernona Clayton titled A Life in Black and White.

“From the continued momentum of our latest hit in Act Your Age, to the return of one of our staples with Johnson and an extremely moving documentary telling the largely untold story of a cultural treasure Xernona Clayton, Bounce viewers have a lot to be excited about this summer,” David Hudson, head of original programming at Scripps Networks, said in a press release.

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Bounce is a broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans. Viewers can catch up on Bounce originals on Brown Sugar, Bounce TV’s subscription video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, Amazon Prime Video and other platforms.

Below are details from Bounce on the platform’s summer 2023 slate.

The popular dramedy that focuses on four lifelong best friends, all of whom share the same last name – is set to premiere Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT with two all-new episodes back-to-back. Shot on location in Atlanta, the series is a journey of love, self-discovery and brotherhood told from the Black male perspective but is inclusive of all men.

Act Your Age
Act Your Age returns on Saturday, June 3 with two new episodes back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The premieres kick off the second half of the 16-episode first season of Act Your Age, running weekly on Saturday nights through the summer. Leading up to the summer run, Bounce will air the first seven spring episodes in double-features every Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT starting April 29. A spring season marathon is set for Saturday, May 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT.

Xernona Clayton: A Life in Black and White
The new documentary will celebrate the life of perhaps the most unheralded civil rights icon and African American pioneer of our time. The film will march through Clayton’s nearly century-long life that honors an extraordinary woman, from her years working closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, through her pioneering broadcasting career with Ted Turner. Clayton founded The Trumpet Awards, which were acquired by Bounce in 2016.