The new hit sitcom Family Time will host its 3rd Season Premiere on October 6th on Bounce TV. After two very successful debut seasons and tremendous viewer response, Family Time fans can rest assure knowing that their beloved television family “The Stallworths”, will grace the screen yet again with their spontaneous antics and real-life drama! Seasons 1 and 2 tell the story of an average working-class family that wins the lottery and moves out of the hood into a new neighborhood where they have to deal with the realities of life with new money including family members now scouting them, tax issues, learning to adapt to this new life and keeping it together as a family unit amidst all of these changes.
When speaking to Actor Omar Gooding who plays the role of “Tony Stallworth”, the father and husband to “Lisa Stallworth” played by Actress Angell Conwell, Omar gives us a few highlights into Season 3… Omar tells us how the show will feature a lot of new faces and a surprising guest cast with more intense scenes between Tony and Lisa as their children will be away from the house more than in the first two seasons. The new season of Family Time will also feature Hollywood Divas‘ Paula Jai Parker as Conwell’s sister, as well as an exciting guest cast including Michelle Williams, Salt N Pepa, Khloe and Kourtney’s Malika Haqq, Smart Guy and Drumline Star Jason Weaver, Alex Thomas from the Jamie Foxx Show and non-other than Mark Curry from Hanging with Mr. Cooper. Omar tells us that this season, we will see more of Tony in the workplace with his good-looking new female assistant which ends up creating some serious tension between Tony and Lisa in the home.
When asking Angell Conwell about how she feels about the show’s 3rd season and her evolving role as Lisa Stallworth, she tells us that she is totally amped to be a part of another amazing season of Family Time and that she’s always been passionate about being in front of the camera playing roles that make people laugh or cry and that tell a meaningful story. With Conwell’s former childhood rolls in landmark sitcoms Moesha and That’s so Raven and Gooding’s former rolls as a child star in Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Smart Guy, the both express that they realize the importance of restoring the foundation of wholesome family sitcom to the television network for our community. During our interview and in light of the fact that both these actors started out so very young, we felt it fitting to ask them what type of advice would they give to parents who have emerging and aspiring children actors. Gooding states that it is absolutely imperative that parents make sure that this is something that the kids find fun and already demonstrate a natural ability doing. He also plugs that they should make certain that they have an education to fall back on.
Conwell agrees and says that parents should make sure that acting is something that is embedded in their child and not like boot camp; that there is the emotional part to take into account and that the young actor/actress will deal with denials in securing roles, etc. But that it will all pay off as long as they diligently work on building their craft. Conwell and Gooding also speak very highly of the Stallworth kids “Ebony and Devin Stallworth” played by the talented Jayla Calhoun and Bentley Kyle Evans Jr. They mention that both are total naturals on the show and that from season to season, they have seen them grow both physically and become even more comfortable and affluent actors on screen.
For those of you perhaps unacquainted with this new show Family Time on Bounce TV, we would definitely suggest that you not miss the new season on October 6. The show, as a leader program for Bounce TV, has helped to set the pace for the new Atlanta-based broadcasting network currently available in 75% of African American households. Bounce TV is the nation’s first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans founded by Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young who serve as the co-founders and board of directors for the network.
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