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Mann & Wife

Mann & Wife is a comedy series that premiered on the digital television network Bounce TV on April 7, 2015.[1]

Mann & Wife
Genre Comedy
Created by David Mann
Tamela Mann
Roger M. Bobb
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Bobbcat Films
  • Bounce Original Production
Distributor Bounce TV
Release
Original network Bounce TV
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07) – present
External links
Website

The series stars David Mann and Tamela Mann (who are married in real life) as newlywed couple Daniel and Toni Mann, who blend their family together after getting married. Both Daniel and Toni have children from previous relationships; Daniel has two boys and Toni has two girls. Daniel is a police officer and Toni is a teacher. The two move their families together into Daniel's house in Atlanta, along with his mother, Lorainne (Jo Marie Payton). The blended family has to navigate and adjust to their new lives together.

Bounce TV announced the series on May 5, 2014[2] and the series premiered April 7, 2015, with the first season consisting of 10 episodes. On June 16, 2015 Bounce TV renewed the series for a second season.[3] On April 13, 2016 the show has been renewed for a third season. The show has yet to be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season.

Contents

Cast and charactersEdit

  • David Mann as Daniel Mann, a police officer and father to DJ and Darren
  • Tamela Mann as Toni Mann, a teacher and mother to Terri and Tasha
  • Jo Marie Payton as Lorraine Mann, Daniel's mother who lives with the family; a retired schoolteacher
  • Tony Rock as Michael Hobbs, Daniel's new partner
  • Tiny Lister as Daniel's former lieutenant and boss
  • John Marshall Jones as Daniel's new lieutenant and boss
  • Steven Walsh, Jr. as Daniel "D.J." Mann, Jr., Daniel's oldest son
  • Lauryn Kennedy Hardy as Terri, Toni's oldest daughter
  • Amir O'Neil as Darren Mann, Daniel's youngest son
  • Jadah Marie as Tasha, Toni's youngest daughter

RecurringEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
210April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)
310March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
4TBATBA (TBA)TBA (TBA)

Season 1 (2015)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
11"Pilot"Roger M. BobbDavid Mann,
Tamela Mann,
Roger M. Bobb,
Dani Renee
April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
In the series pilot, Daniel and Toni return from their honeymoon and have to come back to reality when trying to navigate their blended families living together. DJ is stunned when Toni is his substitute teacher. Meanwhile, Daniel meets his new partner when he returns to the station.
22"Mann's New Baby"Roger M. BobbEbony Rice,
Indigo Ruffin
April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
After the family falls sick, DJ's class assignment to care for an automated doll is left in the hands of Daniel. Lorraine substitutes for Toni's class and almost costs Toni her job.
33"Mann-datory Counseling"Roger M. BobbP.J. Paul, Jr.April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)
After a series of unfortunate events occur from chasing a suspect, Daniel and Michael are forced to attend communication therapy. The kids fight for equal rights of their household chores.
44"The Ex-Mann"Roger M. BobbAri MadisonApril 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
Daniel's ex-wife, Michelle, comes to visit and the family is anxious for her arrival. Michael's girlfriend has Daniel worried that she is more than just a pretty face.
55"The Mann Brothers"Roger M. BobbWalt UnderwoodMay 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
When Daniel's brother, Lionel, makes a surprise visit, sibling rivalry takes over the Mann household. Toni tries to improve the school dress code, but upsets DJ in the process.
66"Mann's New Church"Roger M. BobbDani ReneeMay 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)
Toni wants to join a new church, which frustrates Lorraine, and starts a tug of war with the family. DJ has tryouts at school, but Daniel is way too aggressive with his enthusiasm.
77"Mann's Payback"Roger M. BobbChrystal A. EllzyMay 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)
When the family learns that a criminal Daniel put away years ago has been released, everyone is concerned with his safety. Toni tries to bond with DJ through video gaming and learns a valuable lesson.
88"Mann's Bodyguard"Roger M. BobbEbony Rice,
Indigo Ruffin
May 26, 2015 (2015-05-26)
Daniel is hired as a bodyguard for a celebrity singer, who drives the family crazy. Terri becomes friends with the mean girls at school but soon learns the value of real friendship.
99"Mann's to Make Her Dance"Roger M. BobbWalt UnderwoodJune 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)
Toni's mom, Carol, visits and clashes with Lorraine. Daniel is working on a case that may prevent him from going to Terri's father-daughter dance.
1010"Undercover Mann"Roger M. BobbP.J. Paul, Jr.June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
Daniel and Michael go undercover to catch an art thief. Michelle visits and is excited to help DJ with a school assignment, but has a hard time convincing DJ she's up for the job.

Season 2 (2016)Edit

No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
111"Mann Up"Roger M. BobbDavid Mann,
Tamela Mann,
Roger M. Bobb,
Dani Renee
April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
Toni's cousin comes to visit after another break up and gets set straight by Lorraine. DJ and Trey try to prove their masculinity by participating in a police ride along. Daniel and Michael fight for the Lieutenant's job.
122"Miracle Mann"Roger M. BobbEbony Rice,
Indigo Ruffin
April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
Tasha thinks she has healing powers when her goldfish dies and comes back to life the next morning. She doesn't know Daniel replaced the fish after it died in his care. Michael has a relative come to visit and he tries to keep everyone from knowing.
133"State of Mann"Roger M. BobbP.J. Paul, Jr.April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)
Michael falls in love. Terri's plans to attend college get derailed.
144"Give That Man a Stake"Roger M. BobbAri MadisonApril 26, 2016 (2016-04-26)
Lorraine loses a pearl necklace when the choir members come over for practice. After missing several date nights, Daniel is forced to take Toni on a date, which is actually a stakeout.
155"One Mann's Junk"Roger M. BobbWalt UnderwoodMay 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
Lorraine becomes extra nice when she thinks that Daniel and Toni are putting her in a retirement home. Daniel and Michael give the Lieutenant some tips before his big date.
166"Sick Mann"Roger M. BobbDani ReneeMay 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
Toni takes things too far, when she helps Terri get ready for the school talent show. Daniel milks an injury to get pampered by the family.
177"Funny Mann"Roger M. BobbChrystal A. EllzyMay 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)
Daniel and Michael go undercover in a comedy club to catch a criminal. Toni runs for the school board and goes against a mean rival (CoCoa Brown).
188"Don't Kiss and Yell Mann"TBATBAMay 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
Daniel's female sexual harassment training instructor (Elise Neal) makes a pass at him. Terri believes DJ's new girlfriend is bad news.
199"Secret Lover Mann"TBATBAMay 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)
When Lorraine discovers racy notes, new perfume, and sneaky behavior, she thinks Toni is cheating on Daniel. Daniel goes to war with his next-door neighbor.
2010"Who's That Mann"TBATBAJune 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)
Daniel digs up clues about his real father in the Season 2 finale. DJ tries to pass his driver's test with help from Daniel's former wife (Vivica A. Fox).

Season 3 (2017)Edit

Development and productionEdit

Bounce TV announced the series in May 2014 with the series set to premiere in the winter of 2015.[4] Production began in November 2014.[5]

Bounce TV and Bobbcat Productions were in a legal battle over the Mann's in November 2014. When co-creator Roger M. Bobb pitched the series in February 2014, Bobcatt Productions also announced a reality series featuring the couple to air on BET. Since, Bobbcat Productions has found a way to honor both series and the series premiered as scheduled on April 7, 2015.[6]

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

The premiere on April 7, 2015 was the most watched original programming for Bounce TV. The premiere episode garnered 0.46 million viewers, with 0.14 million in adults 18-49, and over .8 million viewers over its premiere time slots.[7] The second episode grew to 1.3 million viewers over its time slots premieres.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bounce TV's Newest Original Series 'Mann & Wife' Premieres Tuesday, April 7th at 9PM".
  2. ^ "'Family Time' & 'Off the Chain' Renewed by Bounce TV; New Series 'Mann & Wife' & 'Sisters' Announced".
  3. ^ "Bounce TV Renews 'Mann & Wife' For".
  4. ^ "Bounce TV Announces New Series & Series Renewals".
  5. ^ "Bounce TV Adds Stations, Sponsors, Viewers, Movies & Originals".
  6. ^ "Entertainment Buzz: After A Legal Battle, Bounce TV's 'Mann & Wife' Featuring David & Tamela Mann Set To Air".
  7. ^ ""Mann & Wife" Series Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History".
  8. ^ ""Mann & Wife" Viewership Grows in Week Two, Second Episode Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History".

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