The First Family (2012– )

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An African-American family in the White House.


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Series cast summary:
 President William Johnson (35 episodes, 2012-2015)
 First Lady Katherine Johnson (35 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Pauletta (35 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Charles Johnson (34 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Olivia Johnson (34 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Special Agent Ross Hardison (29 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Special Agent Brent Hill (29 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Grandpa Alvin (28 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Chloe Johnson (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Bernard (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Lucas Johnson (22 episodes, 2012-2013)


An African-American family in the White House.

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A good old-fashioned family sitcom that's better off in the Cosby era
19 March 2013 | by (Bakersfield, U.S.) – See all my reviews

I'm quite shocked that aisle b posting the inaugural review for "The First Family," a MyNetwork sitcom that's on Saturdays at 8 & 8:30 PM Pacific. If you hadn't noticed, Saturday often has some pretty crappy shows on TV, implying people choose to do many things on Saturdays than become viewers, thus the only thing worth watching is "Sabado Gigante," a well-watched program by Hispanic viewers for five decades. I'm not a Hispanic, so whenever I play the Wii U on Saturdays at 8 or 8:30, I flip channels between PBS' "Lawrence Welk" (nerdy!) & "Keeping Up Appearances" (quaintly funny but no fart jokes), KNXT-TV, a Catholic-run station's "Mormon Tabernacle Choir" (dull!) & "Classic Cinema," which are B&W PG-rated movies hosted by a priest (definitely paying attention 2 the Wii U), Univision's "Sabado Gigante" (which has babes, after all) & MyNetwork's "The First Family" & then "Mr. Box Office." I'll type a review for the latter soon; I think isle b the 1st, 2. T1STF is created by Byron Allen, a comedian who perhaps exists a few years behind in the thyme-space continuum 'cause sometimes I see his "Comics Unleashed" show sometime after midnight & his (thankfully) short monologue contains '00s jokes, e.g. Britney & K-Fed, freedom fries, & boy bands not named One Direction. & thus, perhaps 'cause he's got ties to MyNetwork, he's made "The First Family," a quaint little sitcom about a African-American family in the White House. Is this comedy an Obama effect? I doubt it; judging by the jokes "The First Family" could've been made during the Reagan administration. It's more appropriate alongside "The Cosby Show," "Just the Ten of Us," & "227," not "Modern Family," "Parks & Recreation," "The Big Bang Theory" or another White House sitcom "1600 Penn" (which I don't watch but assume has edgier, more political humour). In fact, past "227" stars Jackee Harry & Marla Gibbs are in "The First Family" & haven't aged well. I'm also shocked to see legendary Motown chanteuse Gladys Knight on this show, meaning she continues to degrade in celebrity after being a "Dancing w/ the Stars" contestant. & since "The First Family" is pretty much family-oriented, the star of the show, Christopher B. Duncan, might as well be the Prime Minister of Canada or the governor of North Carolina as many story lines are about handling his family instead of the state of the union. Since President William Johnson's platform ain't well-known, he might as well be doing all the notorious things to destroy America as the Tea Partiers allege. Remember when the First Lady got a hairdo shaped like the Statue of Liberty? Perhaps Katherine's hair moved up the agenda past weakly negotiating w/ Middle Eastern heads of state & letting the terrorists win according to Sean Hannity or Mark Levin. Pardon my political rhetoric but I type that in this review to remind you that "The First Family" features no political humor nearly whatsoever. & the jokes about the conflicts & wacky schemes between Jackee & John Witherspoon & whatever the First Kids r up 2 are better left on family-friendly cable channels like ABC Family or The Disney Channel. Even the butler is made out of the Benson/Geoffrey template! So if you like your family sitcoms devoid of the gay agenda like "Modern Family" or political satire like "1600 Penn" & w/ old fashioned (not old school!) comedy circa 1990, by all means watch "The First Family."

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