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4 items from 2017


White Famous: Jay Pharoah to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series

10 January 2017 6:12 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's official. This week, Showtime announced they've ordered a new TV series with Jay Pharoah titled White Famous.From Tom Kapinos and Jamie Foxx, the comedy "will focus on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah), 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.'" The cast also includes Megalyn Echikunwoke, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Foxx.Read More… »

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‘Twin Peaks’: Showtime Boss on the Revival’s Launch Plans and How It’s ‘Pure Heroin’ David Lynch

9 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Showtime is bracing for the “Twin Peaks” effect.

Network president/CEO David Nevins expects to see a tremendous surge in sign-ups for Showtime’s streaming service come May 21, when “Twin Peaks” premieres, and hopes to capitalize on that interest.

Showtime is expected to see its over-the-top service explode that day, given that episodes 3 and 4 will be available on the service the same day as the show’s two-hour linear premiere. Beyond that, the show will roll out in a traditional weekly fashion.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

“More or less it will be once a week,” he said. “We’re not breaking it into two seasons. David really believes in the drip of weekly television.”

He also believes in keeping the show hush-hush ­­ – so much that a proper “Twin Peaks” trailer probably won’t be released before premiere. “You’ll see film pieces come out, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Twin Peaks’: Showtime Boss on the Revival’s Launch Plans and How It’s ‘Pure Heroin’ David Lynch

9 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Showtime is bracing for the “Twin Peaks” effect.

Network president/CEO David Nevins expects to see a tremendous surge in sign-ups for Showtime’s streaming service come May 21, when “Twin Peaks” premieres, and hopes to capitalize on that interest.

Showtime is expected to see its over-the-top service explode that day, given that episodes 3 and 4 will be available on the service the same day as the show’s two-hour linear premiere. Beyond that, the show will roll out in a traditional weekly fashion.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

“More or less it will be once a week,” he said. “We’re not breaking it into two seasons. David really believes in the drip of weekly television.”

He also believes in keeping the show hush-hush ­­ – so much that a proper “Twin Peaks” trailer probably won’t be released before premiere. “You’ll see film pieces come out, »

- Michael Schneider

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Jamie Foxx-Jay Pharoah Comedy ‘White Famous’ Nabs Showtime Series Order

9 January 2017 1:56 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has given a series order to “White Famous,” a comedy starring Jay Pharoah that is based on Jamie Foxx’s early experiences as he made his name in the entertainment industry.

Pharoah plays an up-and-coming comedian who is trying to maintain his credibility with African-American fans while crossing over to become “white famous.” Foxx will have a recurring role in the series that is a co-production of Lionsgate TV and Showtime.

Californication” creator Tom Kapinos is exec producer, writer and showrunner of the series described as a collaboration between Foxx and Kapinos. Megalyn EchikunwokeUtkarsh AmbudkarJacob Ming-Trent and Lonnie Chavis also star.

Barbershop” director Tim Story is on board to helm the first episode.

The series order was unveiled Monday by Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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