Based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the business, White Famous hailed from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, director Tim Story and Foxx, who was a recurring guest star. It focused on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah), whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”
White Famous premiered October 15 to mixed reviews. Showtime’s other new half-hour comedy SMILF was renewed a month ago.
White Famous was a co-production with Lionsgate TV. Foxx also executive produced the series. Cast also included Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cleopatra Coleman, Meagan Good, Stephen Tobolowsky and Michael Rapaport.
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Showtime had no official comment on the cancellation.
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