Friday, November 26, 2021

Is Bounce TV’s ‘Saints & Sinners’ the ‘Christian Empire?’

saints-sinners - Gloria rueben & richard lawson

*Money, Sex and Murder in the church? YASSSSS!

Whether you call this the “Christian Empire” or not, just be sure to call it a record hitter!

Bounce TV’s newest show: “Saints & Sinners” boasts a record 1.5 million unduplicated viewers across its two premiere airings. They’re not here to play!

The debut episode featured living legend Richard Lawson who plays Pastor Johnson and sets a pivotal story line for the one hour dramatic series.

The show flirts with hints of LGBT, greed, deceit, corruption and of course a sprinkle of celebrities. Kelly Price, Erica Campbell and David Banner have all been featured on the show, and now it’s Deitrick Haddon’s turn.  He will be featured during  Sunday night’s episode: Devil Was An Angel.

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I got a chance to get a sneak peek of this episode and you don’t want to miss it.  More saints, more sinners and a performance by Deitrick Haddon…a Sunday night can’t get any better!  Tune in March 20th at 9pm ET/8pm CT

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together); Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas); Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First); Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER); J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife); Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives); Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

Background (via Wikipedia):

On May 7, 2015, Bounce TV announced that it had ordered a new original drama, Saints & Sinners, from independent production company Swirl Films to premiere in 2016. The series serves as the first original drama commissioned by the African-American-oriented digital television network, whose previous originals were sitcoms. Saints & Sinners also has same African-American church storyline like Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Greenleaf, which also being produced in Atlanta at the same time.

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LaCora Stephens is a journalist, talk show host and editor. Contact her at [email protected].




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