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White Famous: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

Vulture Watch How long will Floyd Mooney be able to keep it real? Has the White Famous TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of White Famous, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, White Famous stars Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, with Jamie Foxx guest starring as himself. In the first season, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good also guest star on the Showtime TV series. Inspired by Foxx's early career, the story
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One Day at a Time: Season Two Premiere Date Announced by Netflix

This is it! The second season of the One Day at a Time TV show reboot will drop to Netflix on Friday, January 26, 2018. Check out the release date announcement, below. As you'll see, the cast of the current Netflix comedy recreated the opening credits sequence of the 1970s sitcom, which featured Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Pat Harrington, Valerie Bertinelli, and Mary Louise Wilson. A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, One Day at a Time centers on the Cuban-American Alverez family. The Netflix series stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Read More…
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‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch

‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch
This is it (this is it), the Season 2 premiere announcement for Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.” So the cast went and had a ball.

The critically acclaimed comedy, a re-working of the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom, returns for a second season on January 26. To announce the premiere date, the cast of “One Day at a Time,” including Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, put on wigs and completely re-created, shot-for-shot, one of the original opening credits sequence for the show from the 70s.

Read More:‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Here’s how it looks:

And here’s the original sequence from 1975:

The basic concept of the new “One Day at a Time” remains the same: A single mother raising her teenage kids. But a lot is different.
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‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch

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‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch
This is it (this is it), the Season 2 premiere announcement for Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.” So the cast went and had a ball.

The critically acclaimed comedy, a re-working of the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom, returns for a second season on January 26. To announce the premiere date, the cast of “One Day at a Time,” including Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, put on wigs and completely re-created, shot-for-shot, one of the original opening credits sequence for the show from the 70s.

Read More:‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Here’s how it looks:

And here’s the original sequence from 1975:

The basic concept of the new “One Day at a Time” remains the same: A single mother raising her teenage kids. But a lot is different.
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One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits

One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits
Netflix will be taking things One Day at a Time next month.

Season 2 of the rebooted Norman Lear sitcom will premiere on Friday, Jan. 26, the network announced Thursday with a video of the show’s cast recreating the original series’ opening credits.

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The updated comedy — adapted by Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age) and Gloria Calderon Kellett (iZombie, Devious Maids) — stars Justina Machado as Penelope, a Cuban-American single mom/military vet raising two teenagers (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her vivacious, old-school mother Lydia (Egot winner Rita
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/Filmcast Ep. 438 – Happy Death Day (Guest: Stephen Tobolowsky)

/Filmcast Ep. 438 – Happy Death Day (Guest: Stephen Tobolowsky)
This week, David, Jeff, and Devindra welcome Stephen Tobolowsky to discuss Happy Death Day and the brilliance of Jessica Rothe. Check out Stephen’s new book, My Adventures with God. Also, David goes on hiatus. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe […]

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White Famous: Season One Ratings

Although Shameless has been the unabashed ratings king on Showtime, the subscription network isn't really known for its comedy series. Can its new White Famous TV show -- inspired by the early career of Jamie Foxx -- change all that in a way the low-rated Dice hasn't been able to? Will White Famous be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A scripted comedy, White Famous stars Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, with Foxx guest starring as himself. In the first season, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good also guest star on the Showtime TV series. The story centers on a young, talented African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah). Floyd’s standup career is on a serious upswing. His act is catching on so well, he’s starting to cross
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White Famous

Network: Showtime. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: October 15, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Cleopatra Coleman, Jamie Foxx, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good. TV show description: The White Famous TV show is inspired by Jamie Foxx's own adventures as an actor, comedian, and musician, as he was establishing himself in show business. The story centers on a young, talented African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah). Floyd's standup career is on a serious upswing. His act is catching on so well, he's starting to cross over. His fanbase is expanding so
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‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny

‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny
Californication,” the David Duchovny-led Showtime comedy that ran for seven seasons (yes, seven) in the early aughts, had enough flaws that no one should want to copy it. For one, it may have been the last “woe-is-me rich white man” story to sneak in under the cultural cut-off point, and even Duchovny’s considerable charms couldn’t get it an extension past Season 4. Then there was the casual objectification of women (despite Hank Moody’s knightly intentions), rehashed romantic arcs, and truly awful supporting characters.

Read More:‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

White Famous” fixes the first problem by focusing on an up-and-coming black actor (played by Jay Pharoah), but brings in a slew of new ones, all while creating a carbon copy of “Californication” that’s as flat as Duchovny’s abs and half as interesting. Tom Kapinos’ new
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‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny

‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny
Californication,” the David Duchovny-led Showtime comedy that ran for seven seasons (yes, seven) in the early aughts, had enough flaws that no one should want to copy it. For one, it may have been the last “woe-is-me rich white man” story to sneak in under the cultural cut-off point, and even Duchovny’s considerable charms couldn’t get it an extension past Season 4. Then there was the casual objectification of women (despite Hank Moody’s knightly intentions), rehashed romantic arcs, and truly awful supporting characters.

Read More:‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

White Famous” fixes the first problem by focusing on an up-and-coming black actor (played by Jay Pharoah), but brings in a slew of new ones, all while creating a carbon copy of “Californication” that’s as flat as Duchovny’s abs and half as interesting. Tom Kapinos’ new
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One Day at a Time: Season Two Coming to Netflix in January?

When's the next season of One Day at a Time? Recently, castmembers Ed Quinn and Justina Machado posted photos from season two of the Netflix TV show.Based on the original Norman Lear sitcom, the comedy centers on a multi-generational Cuban-American family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, and Stephen Tobolowsky.Read More…
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TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites

TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites
In today’s roundup, actor Brenton Thwaites is cast as Nightwing in the upcoming superhero show “Titans” and Own orders more episodes of “Black Love.”

Casting

Brenton Thwaites has been cast in the lead role of Nightwing on Warner Bros. Television and DC‘s upcoming series “Titans.” Thwaites has previously appeared in “The Giver,” “Maleficent,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Nightwing is the adult alter ego of Richard “Dick” Grayson, the original character to become Batman’s sidekick Robin. “Titans” will be a live-action dramatic take on the superhero team known as the Teen Titans. The series will air in 2018 and will be available exclusively through the upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The executive producers for “Titans” are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Programming

The Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered more episodes of the docu-series “Black Love.” The
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‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

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‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive
White Famous” is loosely based on the career of Jamie Foxx, but it might also apply to the path taken by its star, Jay Pharoah. Pharoah, who was lauded as a superstar in the making when he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 2010, was instead surprisingly cut from the show in 2016.

Pharoah is known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities like Jay-z and Denzel Washington. But ultimately he felt underutilized by the show. “You go where you’re appreciated,” he told a radio station earlier this year. “They put people into boxes and whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery. I’m not a yes n—-.”

In “White Famous,” Pharoah’s character, young comedian Floyd Mooney, must navigate similar tricky situations – while staying true to himself and his credibility – as he strives for a career that makes him, in the words of
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‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive
White Famous” is loosely based on the career of Jamie Foxx, but it might also apply to the path taken by its star, Jay Pharoah. Pharoah, who was lauded as a superstar in the making when he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 2010, was instead surprisingly cut from the show in 2016.

Pharoah is known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities like Jay-z and Denzel Washington. But ultimately he felt underutilized by the show. “You go where you’re appreciated,” he told a radio station earlier this year. “They put people into boxes and whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery. I’m not a yes n—-.”

In “White Famous,” Pharoah’s character, young comedian Floyd Mooney, must navigate similar tricky situations – while staying true to himself and his credibility – as he strives for a career that makes him, in the words of
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Shameless’ Season 8, ‘White Famous,’ ‘Smilf’

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Shameless’ Season 8, ‘White Famous,’ ‘Smilf’
Showtime has announced the premiere dates for Season 8 of “Shameless” and its new comedies “White Famous” and “SMILF.”

Shameless” Season 8 will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season eight finds the Gallaghers on an upswing – Frank (William H. Macy) comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it’s finally time to be a contributing member of society, while Fiona (Emmy Rossum) faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else’s misfortune. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggles with unexpected sacrifices he must make to stay sober, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie (Emma Kenney) builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship. Meanwhile, Liam (Christian Isaiah) discovers just how different the Gallaghers are from the families
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Californication: Meagan Good Reprising Her Role for White Famous Series

Meagan Good will reprise the role of Kali, from the fifth season of Californication, in the White Famous TV show on Showtime. Californication creator, Tom Kapinos, co-created White Famous with Jamie Foxx. Also guest starring in White Famous, season one, are Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Natalie Zea. A half-hour comedy, White Famous centers on a rising young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah), who is trying to hold onto his credibility as he moves toward becoming "white famous." The Showtime cast also includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Cleopatra Coleman, and Foxx. Read More…
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Christopher Nolan Easter Eggs: The 7 Best Hidden Gems in ‘Inception,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and More

Christopher Nolan Easter Eggs: The 7 Best Hidden Gems in ‘Inception,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and More
Christopher Nolan loves a good easter egg. Whether it’s a sly bit of casting, the use of subliminal imagery, or a line of dialogue with deeper implications then you may realize, Nolan often hides clues and secret messages in his films that are just waiting to be discovered. Of course the internet has devoted a ton of time searching for Nolan’s best easter eggs over the years, and we’ve rounded up 7 of the best hidden gems to look for in his filmography.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan is currently riding high off the success of “Dunkirk,” his WWII drama that exceeded expectations at the box office by opening to $50.5 million this weekend. The film should enjoy a healthy run thanks to strong word of mouth and critical acclaim. IndieWire named “Dunkirk” the best
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TV News Roundup: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star to Guest on Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time’

TV News Roundup: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star to Guest on Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time’
In today’s roundup, Ivonne Coll of “Jane the Virgin” will guest on “One Day At A Time,” and HBO’s “Insecure” will be available for streaming for 24 hours leading up to the premiere of the second season.

Casting

Jane the Virgin” star Ivonne Coll has booked a guest gig on “One Day At A Time,” Variety has learned exclusively. Coll, who plays the fan-favorite character Alba on the “Jane the Virgin,” will appear in an upcoming episode of the second season of the Netflix sitcom, which was renewed this spring. She will play Esme, the new love interest for Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky) — Lydia (Rita Moreno) experiences unfamiliar feelings of jealousy when she discovers that Dr. Berkowitz has taken another beautiful Latina, Esme, on a date. Esme makes it clear she is no pushover when Lydia confronts her about the relationship. The role reunites her with “One Day” star Rita Moreno, who
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‘Silicon Valley’: Erlich’s Bizarre Departure Reveals the Tragedy Behind the Comedy

‘Silicon Valley’: Erlich’s Bizarre Departure Reveals the Tragedy Behind the Comedy
Season 4 of “Silicon Valley,” which ended Sunday night, plays more like a tragedy than any of the show’s adventures so far. After three seasons of trying to combat magnate Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), the vicious head of the show’s Google-like Hooli, protagonist Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) spends most of Season 4 in a free fall of his own principles. If “Silicon Valley” started as a story where Richard thought he was going to defeat Gavin, it paused Sunday night as a story observing that Richard is becoming Gavin, one agonizing moral compromise at a time.

Meanwhile, one of the show’s most beloved characters, the big-haired and blustering Erlich Bachmann (T.J. Miller), was written off the show with an ending that is neither happy nor conclusive: He’s sentenced to a five-year opium addiction in Tibet, with a careless shrug, at the end of a season where he kept trying and failing to find his place
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‘Silicon Valley’ Review: ‘Hooli-Con’ Is Another Complicated Step Toward Mutually Assured Implosion

‘Silicon Valley’ Review: ‘Hooli-Con’ Is Another Complicated Step Toward Mutually Assured Implosion
After the last few weeks, when the Pied Piper team spent most of each episode riding high, only to be brought down by the show’s patented combination of hubris and impossible luck, this week’s episode of “Silicon Valley” effectively flipped the script, leaving the team in better circumstances than when they started. It’s an odd change for Season 4, which has put its characters through repeated tests of commitment and resilience to test their mettle. “Hooli-con” showed a group of people on both sides of this tech-based feud who are having less and less to show for their efforts.

Mia, Chekov’s lovesick hacker, worked her way into the fold again, unwittingly helping the team with their newly hatched scheme to siphon off new users from Hooli-con attendees. Even though Dinesh was able to wrestle some technical assistance from her, something about their interaction points to idea that
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