ATLANTA — Bounce TV, 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, Oct. 31 from 8-10 p.m. The special will premiere on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and will also be seen Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Other upcoming Bounce TV highlights include: “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); “The Bedford Incident” Sydney Poitier (Nov. 11); and the music series “Soul Train,” one of the longest-running series in television history (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. For information, visit www.bouncetv.com.