ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the country's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will premiere Fat Albert's Halloween Special this weekend and will present a mini-marathon of the classic 1977 special on Halloween night.
Bounce TV will present consecutive airings of Fat Albert's Halloween Special on Halloween, Monday night Oct. 31 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The special will premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. and will also be seen Sat. Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (All times Eastern.)
Neal Ardman, President of Broadcast Partners, from whom Bounce TV licensed the show, said "We are thrilled to have Bounce TV airing this special, Fat Albert's Halloween is a great show and deserves an audience."
In Fat Albert's Halloween Special, some of the Cosby kids pull Halloween tricks on unsuspecting neighbors, but the tables get turned by one elderly neighbor who lives in the spooky house by the graveyard. When some of the kids do not return from "trick-or-treating," one of the Cosby kids must show courage to see what has happened to their friends. The special comes from the beloved animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, created, produced and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself.
Other upcoming Bounce TV highlights include:
- A stellar line-up of primetime movies and stars led by: Tap starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. (Nov. 2); White Nights starring Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nov. 3), Mo' Money starring Damon Wayans (Nov. 4); The Truth About Charlie with Thandie Newton and Mark Wahlberg (Nov. 6), Bulletproof headlined by Wayans and Adam Sandler (Nov. 10) and The Bedford Incident starring Sydney Poitier (Nov. 11);
- Soul Train: One of the longest-running series in television history rides again as Bounce TV showcases the most popular performers and episodes of the legendary series (Assorted dates/times.)
Toyota USA is the signature sponsor of the Bounce TV's inaugural on-air schedule.
Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV. Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series, original programming and more.
SOURCE Bounce TV