Rhythm & Blues (TV series)

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Rhythm & Blues
Genre Comedy
Starring Roger Kabler
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5
Production
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 24, 1992 – October 22, 1992

Rhythm & Blues is a short-lived 1992 American sitcom that aired on NBC for only five weeks from September 24, 1992 to October 22, 1992 with an additional left over episode airing on February 19, 1993.[1] The show stars Roger Kabler, Anna Maria Horsford, Ron Glass, Troy Curvey Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., and Christopher Babers.

The premise of the show stars Kabler as Bobby Soul, a white man who gets hired on a black radio station after being initially mistaken as a black man.[2]

Despite being listed among NBC's Must See TV Thursday night lineup after A Different World at 8:00 and before Cheers at 9:00, the show was cancelled after only five weeks due to low ratings. The show was heavily criticized for relying on traditional black stereotypes for its humor. TV Guide said that: "What makes a show built on white jokes any better than a show built on black jokes?"[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 994. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ Braxton, Greg (1992-10-04). "African-Americans are increasingly welcome in prime time, but some observers say the new shows fail to rise above stereotypes". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ Braxton, Greg (1992-10-04). "African-Americans are increasingly welcome in prime time, but some observers say the new shows fail to rise above stereotypes". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Braxton, Greg (1993-02-11). "NBC's 'Rhythm' Revamps Its Original Concept". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "The fall 1992 TV preview: Thursday". Entertainment Weekly. 1992-09-11. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 

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