“Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” Joining ION Television’s Weekday Lineup

ION Television announced today that, through a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, it will launch the sitcom Hangin with Mr. Cooper on its weeknight schedule beginning with two back-to-back episodes, airing July 7th from 5 p.m. 6 p.m. (ET).

The popular series, in a branded Laugh Attack hour, will then continue in this timeslot Mondays through Fridays.

“Hangin with Mr. Cooper will be a really fun way to kick off ION Televisions summer evenings,” said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks. Not only is the sitcom terrifically entertaining, but it appeals to a broad, multicultural audience.

In this family comedy, irreverent former basketball star Mark Cooper (comedian Mark Curry) coaches the high school team and works as the coolest substitute teacher around. This easygoing prankster has to share his home with three outspoken females (one under 10 years old!) and, at work, butts heads with his former babysitter the dynamic Nell Carter who is now the formidable school principal. The popular series also features Holly Robinson Peete, Raven-Symoné, Saundra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson, Omar Gooding and Dawnn Lewis.

Hangin with Mr. Cooper originally aired from 19921997, joining ABCs famous TGIF block in its second season, and winning two awards in 1993: Top TV Series from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and Broadcast Music, Inc.s TV Music Award. Additionally, young cast members Raven-Symoné and Omar Gooding were nominated for multiple Young Artist Awards, while Raven-Symoné was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Hangin with Mr. Cooper joins The Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud, Quantum Leap, The Dead Zone, ER and a variety of blockbuster movies on the ION Television summer schedule.

A Jeff Franklin Production in association with Warner Bros. Television, Hangin with Mr. Cooper was created by Jeff Franklin and executive produced by Franklin, Danny Kallis, Cheryl Gard, William Bickley, Michael Warren, Barry OBrien, Cheryl Alu and David Chambers.

SOURCE ION Media Networks, Inc.

PICTURED: Actress Holly Robinson Peete arrives to Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIV at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 5, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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