New Comedy "White Famous" Starring Jay Pharoah Premieres with Back-to-Back Episodes

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12 October 2017
White Famous
Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME
"White Famous" 
Premieres  Sunday, October 15 AT 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime
          Showtime’s hilarious new half-hour comedy WHITE FAMOUS, stars Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) and is based on the personal experiences of Academy Award®winner Jamie FoxxIn the series, Pharoah plays talented young comedian Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over into the world of becoming “white famous.”

          The series also stars Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) as Malcolm, Floyd's frustrated agent who wants his client to do whatever it takes to make it big. Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth) plays Floyd’s ex-girlfriend Sadie, the love of his life and the mother of his son, played by Lonnie Chavis (This is Us). Jacob Ming-Trent (Feed the Beast) stars as Ron Balls, Floyd’s roommate – in the middle of the chaos, he remains the voice of reason. Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs) guest stars in theseries’ pilot. Additional guest stars this season will include Meagan Good, Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith and Natalie Zea.
           WHITE FAMOUS is a collaboration between writer and showrunner Tom Kapinos (CALIFORNICATION) and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx, based on Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the business.

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