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The First Family 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2012– )
Centers on an African-American family in the White House.

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Byron Allen
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Series cast summary:
Christopher B. Duncan ...  President William Johnson 35 episodes, 2012-2015
Kellita Smith ...  First Lady Katherine Johnson 35 episodes, 2012-2015
Jackée Harry ...  Pauletta 35 episodes, 2012-2015
Khylin Rhambo ...  Charles Johnson 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Layla Crawford ...  Olivia Johnson 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Lee Reherman ...  Special Agent Ross Hardison 29 episodes, 2012-2015
John Eric Bentley ...  Special Agent Brent Hill 29 episodes, 2012-2015
John Witherspoon ...  Grandpa Alvin 28 episodes, 2012-2015
Yara Shahidi ...  Chloe Johnson 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Michael D. Roberts ...  Bernard 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Sayeed Shahidi ...  Lucas Johnson 22 episodes, 2012-2013
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Centers on an African-American family in the White House.

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Comedy | Drama

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2012 (USA) See more »

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A Torrent of Racist Cliché's with a Laugh Track
15 February 2015 | by Jack WallaceSee all my reviews

If a white man (or South Asian or East Asian or Amerindian or Hispanic or Pacific Islander) had created this he'd have been lynched as a racist. Forget about the idiotic and insulting white, East Asian and South Asian stereotypes, it trumpets and celebrates ridiculous black stereotypes on steroids.

And yes, the scripts, sets, and most of the acting suck. The one thing to be said for the show is that this fictional first African-American First Family would - despite the race jokes, canned-laughter and stereotyping that makes What's Happening Now? look like The Color Purple - it would still be infinitely preferable to the actual one that inspired it, and the fictional President William Johnson - or arguably even actor Christopher Duncan - a vastly better president than BO.


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