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White Famous

White Famous

  • Premiered: 
    October 15, 2017
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the real-life of Jamie Foxx coming up in the business 
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the real-life experience of Jamie Foxx coming up in the business, WHITE FAMOUS is a half-hour comedy series that centers on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney, 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." On his journey to fame, Floyd is joined by: Ron Balls, his level-headed and wise lifelong best friend and muse, who is now his new roommate after Floyd left his baby mama; his agent Malcolm, a typical Hollywood shark, who is always on the lookout for the next big opportunity (and payday) for his client, regardless of what Floyd thinks; his smart and thoughtful son, Trevor, who adores his father and wants what every little kid wants -- for his parents to stop this nonsense and get back together already; his baby mama, high school sweetheart and now ex, Sadie, who is currently more concerned with the well being of their child, and making sure he has a father in his life who's willing and able to foot half the bills. The series opens with Floyd poised to jump to the next level of fame, if only he would stop sabotaging himself. But when a racially charged encounter between Floyd and a powerful film producer goes viral, Floyd finds an exciting new opportunity presenting itself -- if he's willing to bend his principles to further his career. Fresh off the set of "Molested!," Malcolm pushes a reluctant Floyd to commit to his next project -- a race-based prestige series helmed by an eccentric director. Trevor takes a tour of an expensive private school, forcing Floyd to reconsider his sabbatical from acting; and Sadie comes clean about a relationship that started while Floyd was away. Foxx also serves as an executive producer and makes a guest appearance on the series. On September 29 -- a little more than two weeks before the show's official two-episode premiere on Showtime -- the cable network allowed viewers to watch the series opener for free on YouTube and, and across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free On Demand channels. In addition, the episode was available for free on the SHOWTIME stand-alone service's website
On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10:30pm ET/PT, Showtime premiered "Zero F@cks Given," the season finale of WHITE FAMOUS. Career opportunities rain down following the release of another viral video; Floyd considers which choice would be best for him; Sadie considers a weighty offer; Balls takes a chance on love.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lionsgate