Nearly three weeks after the Showtime comedy wrapped its freshman run, sources tell THR.com that there will be no Season 2.
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White Famous starred Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah as Floyd Mooney, a talented, young African-American comedian whose star was rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”
Jamie Foxx exec-produced the series (as well as guest-starred), while the cast also included Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth), Utkarsh Ambudkar
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“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
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
Actress Meagan Good has been tapped to appear in two episodes of the forthcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah — and she'll be reprising her role from the premium cable network's Californication.
Good reprises Kali, a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (SNL alum Pharoah) and mother of his son. With the role, Good reunites with Californication showrunner Tom Kapinos on the comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx.
Set to premiere in the fall, White Famous is based on Foxx’s experiences...
The fan-favorite series will be returning to Adult Swim for Season 3 on Sunday, July 30 at 11:30/10:30c, it was announced. Press Play on the video above for a sneak peek at newest season of the Dan Harmon-created comedy.
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