The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 5,139 users  
Reviews: 50 user | 6 critic

A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On TV

Airs Thu. Sep. 10, 1:00 AM on MTV2

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 09 Jun 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 24 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bernie Mac Show.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family Matters (1989–1998)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams
Moesha (1996–2001)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk
Sister, Sister (1994–1999)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tia and Tamera Mowry are twins separated at birth who learn of each other and come back together in their teen years.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry
Full House (1987–1995)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier
House of Payne (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.

Stars: LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis
The Sinbad Show (1993–1994)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

David (Sinbad) is a foster father for Zana and LJ, and he's very new to the game. He learns as much from the children as they learn from him.

Stars: Sinbad, T.K. Carter, Erin Davis
The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam
Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels
Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman
Even Stevens (1999–2003)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The misadventures of the Stevens family, a family of five from Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth
Smart Guy (1997–1999)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ten-year-old genius (Tahj Mowry) has skipped six grades into high school. This incredible promotion somewhat aggravates his teenage siblings.

Stars: Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Bernie 'Mac' McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Wanda McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Jordan Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Bryana 'Baby Girl' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Edit

Storyline

Bernie Mac is a world famous stand-up comedian living the good life in his Los Angeles home complete with beautiful wife, Wanda, and a hi-tech SUV. Life was sweet for the Mac-Man. Then one day, Bernie's sister, in Chicago, is sent to rehab for drug use and her three children: teenage Vanessa, asthmatic wheezing Jordan and sweet, innocent Bryana, are put into Bernie's custody. Raising kids is hard! Especially these kids. They always give poor Uncle Bernie trouble, making him want to "bust their heads 'til the white meat shows". Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernie Mac Show  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bernie Mac and his on-screen wife Kellita Smith were both born in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Bernie: Whatever you hear at the barber shop, stays at the barber shop.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Afro Ninja (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Parenting Is NOT As Easy As It Looks
26 November 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I was laid out on the floor from laughing at this show. Apparently Mac and his wife are childfree, but because of his sister's drug problems, they take in his sister's kids. His wife welcomes the kids, but makes it very clear that her husband is going to do most of the parenting. This show is refreshing because a) it's not like some African-American sitcom of recent years that continue to rely on stereotypes and buffoonery, and b) Bernie Mac is not PC when it comes to handling his nephew and two nieces.

I understand that Mac had wanted to have a sitcom like his "King of Comedy" partners--Cedric "The Entertainer", Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley do--but that he held out for the right type of sitcom. Mac is a very funny guy in his own right, and this laugh track free sitcom suits him perfectly.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sign petition for the release of season 2-5 dvds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gunotwallstreet
Goof On Halle Berry Episode simpsonsrule4ever
Favorite Episodes? jwashington
What does Bernie shout at the beginning of every show? lynnellenm
Did the kids' mom ever visit? djskribble99
What do you think of the Wanda character? narfzort13
Discuss The Bernie Mac Show (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page