White Famous

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White Famous
WhiteFamousLogo.png
GenreComedy
Created byTom Kapinos
Chris Spencer
Buddy Lewis
StarringJay Pharoah
Composer(s)Dhani Harrison
Paul Hicks
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jamie Foxx
Jamie King
Tom Kapinos
Tim Story
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Aggressive Mediocrity, Inc.
Foxxhole Productions
Lionsgate Television
DistributorShowtime Networks
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseOctober 15 –
December 10, 2017
External links
Website

White Famous is an American comedy television series starring Jay Pharoah, based on the life of Jamie Foxx, which aired on Showtime from October 15, 2017 until December 10, 2017.[1]

It is co-created by Tom Kapinos, Chris Spencer and Buddy Lewis, directed by Tim Story and Foxx, who will also be a recurring guest star.[1]

On December 29, 2017, the series was canceled after one season.[2]

Premise[edit]

White Famous follows "a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “'white famous.'”[3]

The series is set in the same universe as Kapinos's previous show, Californication, and features some secondary characters from that series.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Tim StoryTeleplay by: Tom Kapinos
Story by: Tom Kapinos, Chris Spencer & Buddy Lewis
September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29) (online)
October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) (Showtime)
0.154[4]
2"Heat"Tim StoryTom KapinosOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)0.129[4]
3"Woo"Tim StoryTom KapinosOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)0.196[5]
4"Appetites"Ken WhittinghamTom KapinosOctober 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)0.266[6]
5"Life on Mars"Millicent SheltonTom KapinosNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)0.339[7]
6"Wolves"Michael LehmannTom KapinosNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)0.297[8]
7"Duality"Seith MannTom KapinosNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)0.271[9]
8"Make Believe"Michael LehmannTom KapinosNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)0.222[10]
9"Scandal"Seith MannTom KapinosDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)0.287[11]
10"Zero F**ks Given"Tim StoryTom KapinosDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)0.333[12]

Reception[edit]

The first season of White Famous was met with a mixed to negative response from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, as of January 2018, the first season held a 58% approval rating with an average rating of 5.64 out of 10 based on 26 reviews.[13] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 54 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (August 8, 2017). "'White Famous' & 'SMILF' Get Premiere Dates On Showtime – TCA". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. ^ 'White Famous' Is Done at Showtime After One Season (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter, December 29, 2017
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (30 December 2017). "'White Famous' Canceled After One Season At Showtime". Deadline. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (October 17, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.15.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 24, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.22.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 31, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.29.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 7, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.5.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 14, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.12.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 21, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.19.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 29, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.26.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 5, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.3.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 12, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.10.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  13. ^ "White Famous: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "White Famous: Season 1 - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved January 8, 2018.

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