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

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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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The Detour: Season Three Debuts on TBS in the New Year (Trailer)

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Buckle up and watch a new teaser for the third season of The Detour TV show. TBS has announced The Detour season three premieres on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. The road trip comedy comes from creators Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. A TBS sitcom, The Detour stars Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll, and Daniella Pineda. Jones will screen the season three premiere episode on Friday, November 10th at 5:00pm, at The New York Comedy Festival. After the preview, Indiewire's Ben Travers will moderate a Q&A with the star during the TBS Comedy Hub. Read More…
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Jason Jones & Samantha Bee’s ‘The Detour’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date On TBS

TBS has set a Season 3 premiere date for its hit comedy The Detour. The series, created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, will return on Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt on TBS. Jones stars in the praised comedy that centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll and Daniella Pineda also star. Season 3 finds the Parkers on the lam in Alaska. After months of running…
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White Famous: Season One Ratings

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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

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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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TVLine Items: Dylan/Dermot Team-Up, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More

Is this even allowed by the laws of the universe? Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney — whom you’ve no doubt confused once or twice — will share the screen for the first time when the latter guest-stars on the former’s midseason Fox airline comedy La to Vegas.

Per EW.com, McDermott’s Captain Dave will match wits with rival pilot Captain Steve (Mulroney), who has a magnetic, rock-star charm.

Mulroney recently appeared on FX’s American Horror Story: Cult and starred in CBS’ short-lived medical drama Pure Genius. His other TV credits include Shameless, Crisis, New Girl, Enlightened and Friends.
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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
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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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TV News Roundup: Nia Long Joins ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ as Series Regular

TV News Roundup: Nia Long Joins ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ as Series Regular
In today’s roundup, “NCIS: Los Angeles” casts Nia Long, and Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave stars in “Man in an Orange Shirt” on Masterpiece.

Casting

Nia Long has joined the cast of “NCIS: Los Angeles” as a series regular, Variety has confirmed. She will be introduced on the CBS crime drama in the ninth season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 1. Long will play Shay Mosley, the team’s new executive assistant director. As a former Secret Service agent, Mosley is an experienced Washington insider who brings an east coast demeanor to the west coast team. Long is repped by Primary Wave, CAA and Meyer and Downs.

Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave will star in “Man in an Orange Shirt” on Masterpiece on PBS. Redgrave will lead in the drama as a grandmother struggling in her relationship with her gay grandson. The series will air in June 2018 as part of Gay Pride Month. In addition to Redgrave, the
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‘The Detour’: Laura Benanti Confirmed As Series Regular For Season 3 Of TBS Comedy

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is set as a series regular for Season 3 of The Detour, the TBS comedy created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. The Supergirl and Nashville alumna recurred as Uspis Agent Edie during the series’ sophomore run. The Detour, which was renewed for Season 3 in April, revolves around a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). At the opening of the second season, Nate pursued a promising…
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The Detour Promotes Laura Benanti to Series Regular Ahead of Season 3

Apparently, mail fraud is a bigger problem on The Detour than we’d been led to believe, because Edie’s sticking around: Laura Benanti has been upped to series regular status on the TBS comedy, TVLine has learned.

The Tony winner/Supergirl alum guest-starred in Season 2 as a United States Postal Service inspector who took her job very, very seriously and who crossed paths with Nate (played by Jason Jones) and Robin (Natalie Zea).

RelatedTracy Morgan’s Last O.G., Search Party Season 2 Get TBS Premiere Dates

When The Detour was renewed for a third season in April, TBS
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TV News Roundup: ‘NCIS’ Casts Maria Bello as Series Regular

TV News Roundup: ‘NCIS’ Casts Maria Bello as Series Regular
In today’s roundup, Maria Bello is joining Season 15 of “NCIS,” and Louis Tomlinson is set to perform at Teen Choice 2017.

Casting

CBS announced Maria Bello has joined the cast of “NCIS” as a series regular and will be introduced in the season’s fourth episode. Bello will play an NCIS agent who was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army and served two tours in Afghanistan. She built her reputation after joining NCIS as the agency’s premier forensic psychologist. Season 15 of “NCIS” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

Award Shows

Singer Louis Tomlinson will perform his newly released single “Back To You” with Bebe Rexha live at the Teen Choice Awards 2017. “Back To You” is his debut solo hit after splitting from boy band One Direction. Grammy-winning trio Clean Bandit will also perform their Teen Choice-nominated hit “Rockabye,” as well as a rendition of their single “Symphony” featuring pop vocalist Zara Larsson. Additional
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TVLine Items: Cranston Bosses Around Family Guy, Mississippi Teaser and More

TVLine Items: Cranston Bosses Around Family Guy, Mississippi Teaser and More
Family Guy‘s Peter Griffin might be in for a meth of trouble.

TV’s erstwhile Walter White, aka Bryan Cranston, will voice Peter’s new boss at the Pawtucket Brewery during Season 16, it was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. ClawsNiecy Nash will also lend her voice to the episode, as the wife and business partner of Cranston’s character.

RelatedClaws Renewed for Season 2

The previous brewery manager, Angela, was voiced by the late Carrie Fisher and will appear briefly in the upcoming season. (Fisher recorded lines for at least one more episode before
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Twin Peaks Episode 10 Recap: Mom's (Most Likely) the Word

Twin Peaks Episode 10 Recap: Mom's (Most Likely) the Word
Anything is possible in the world of Twin Peaks, and in this new season it’s been ridiculously hard to draw any conclusions or make any predictions at all. But, as the weeks go by, it only becomes clearer that evil Richard Horne is in fact the child of Audrey and Evil Coop. I didn’t want it to be true. I hated the idea that Evil Coop raped Audrey (while she was comatose in the hospital after the bank explosion way back in the series finale). But Richard was so evil in this episode, who else could be his dad?
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Episodes Season 5 'PSA' Teaser: Matt Admits He's Been a Real... 'Turd'

Episodes Season 5 'PSA' Teaser: Matt Admits He's Been a Real... 'Turd'
Knowing when to admit you’re wrong is a lesson Matt LeBlanc puts to use in a teaser for the fifth and final season of Showtime’s Episodes that also doubles as a cheeky riff a certain network’s “The More You Know” PSA campaign.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

In this installment of “The Matt You Know,” the fictional LeBlanc apologizes to Pucks creators Sean and Beverly for being a real… turd over the years, as symbolized by his gift to them — a giant, upholstered poo.

RelatedL Word Revival Eyed at Showtime: Who’d Return?
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TV News Roundup: Olivia Munn Joins History Drama Series ‘Six’

TV News Roundup: Olivia Munn Joins History Drama Series ‘Six’
In today’s roundup, Olivia Munn is scripted for the hit History drama series “Six” as Gina and VH1 announces the premiere of their new music competition “Signed.”

Casting

Olivia Munn has joined the second season of History’s military drama series “Six.” Munn will play Gina, a dedicated CIA operative that climbed through the ranks and became an operations officer. The series is based on the real missions of the infamous Navy Seal Team Six. Munn’s previous roles include Psylocke in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Office Christmas Party” with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.

Michael Kosta will be joining Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” as its newest correspondent. Kosta will make his first appearance on the show tonight at 11 p.m. Et/Pt with an in-studio desk segment. He was most recently the host and co-executive producer of E!’s “The Comment Section.”

Natalie Zea and Kendrick Sampson have joined the Showtime
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TVLine Items: Natalie Zea Gets Famous, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More

TVLine Items: Natalie Zea Gets Famous, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More
Natalie Zea is taking a detour from her TBS comedy to join Showtime’s White Famous.

The Detour star will recur on the upcoming Jamie Foxx co-created/co-starring series as Amy, a high-profile Hollywood agent to whom SNL alum Jay Pharoah’s up-and-coming comedian Floyd is drawn.

Additionally, Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder) will recur as Robbie, a handsome British actor auditioning alongside Floyd.

RelatedJay Pharoah Lands Lead in Jamie Foxx’s Showtime Pilot White Famous

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Michael Jackson’s Halloween is coming to CBS this fall in
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Homeland Season 7 Setting Revealed — Plus: Who Will (and Won't) Be Back?

Homeland Season 7 Setting Revealed — Plus: Who Will (and Won't) Be Back?
Carrie Mathison’s New York minute is up.

Homeland is staying put in the U.S. in Season 7, but production will relocate from the Big Apple to Central Virginia. This will mark the second consecutive season that the Showtime thriller will shoot at home after spending several years abroad.

RelatedHomeland Star Reacts to Tragic Finale Twist: ‘I Empathize With the Fans’

Meanwhile, in addition to series stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, Elizabeth Marvel’s President Elizabeth Keane is expected back, as is Linus Roache, who last season guest-starred as Potus’ right-hand man. It’s unclear if F. Murray Abraham
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