(April 26, 2002 – Atlanta, GA) - Major Broadcasting Cable Network (MBC Network) adds the critically acclaimed sitcom “ROC,” starring Charles Dutton to its award winning prime time line-up. The hit series depicts the lifestyle of an urban, blue-collar working family in Baltimore, MD. The show premieres Wednesday, May 1st at 8:00pm (eastern time), with back-to-back episodes making for an hour of clean comedy and family entertainment. Log on to www.mbcnetwork.com and click on “Corporate Info” to obtain ad slicks for “ROC.” According to MBC Network Executive Vice President of Production and Programming, Lori Metoyer, MBC’s programming is designed to entertain the entire family. “Families need that special time together during the busy week to sit down, relax and laugh together…and MBC is serving-up double doses of laughter Wednesday nights with ‘ROC.’” Charles Dutton plays “ROC” Emerson, a proud, garbage collector, who is the glue that keeps his unconventional but loving family together. The Emerson’s household includes his wife, Eleanor (Ella Joyce) a full-time nurse who manages to keep the house running even when ROC brings home “treasures” from his garbage route. ROC’s father, (Carl Gordon) a retired train porter who is never wrong, and his baby brother Joey, (Rocky Carroll) a struggling musician, who shows up after being estranged from his family for five years. Together, the Emersons endure the trials of inner-city living. However, throughout all the difficult times and sorrow, the Emersons remain a loving family and are always there for one another. MBC Network is pleased to continue bringing its audience a line-up of quality programming. With the acquisition of “ROC” from Warner Bros Domestic Cable Distribution, the tradition will continue. "We're very pleased that ‘ROC’ has found a home on MBC," said Eric Frankel, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. "Based on the success of our off-network programs on 25-plus other cable networks, we are confident that ‘ROC’ will help drive MBC’s ratings to new heights.” About MBC Network Major Broadcasting Cable Network, (MBC Network) is America’s first minority owned and operated, 24-hour cable network committed to providing wholesome entertainment for the entire family. The vision of MBC Network is to provide intelligent, family oriented programming that embraces values in the business, entertainment, sports, non-profit and government sectors. MBC Network demonstrates its commitment to the community that it serves by providing and reinforcing positive messages in program content and through direct engagement in the community. About Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution is one of the leading suppliers of programming to the cable and satellite marketplaces. It is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of Warner Bros. feature films, television series, miniseries, television movies and specials to the pay television and basic cable markets, as well as feature films to the broadcast networks. The division currently supplies programming to a dozen broadcast networks, 30 pay television and nearly 100 basic cable networks.
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