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White Famous: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Jay Pharoah proves he's leading man material even if White Famous' satirical indictments of Hollywood -- though at times irreverent -- often feel outdated.

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The first season of "White Famous" follows the exploits of comedian and superstar wannabe Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah) as he tries to make it big in White-dominated Hollywood despite being black. The cast of "White Famous" includes Jacob Ming-Trent as Ron Balls, Cleopatra Coleman as Sadie Lewis, Lonnie Chavis as Trevor Mooney, Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Beggs, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Malcolm, Michael Rapaport as Teddy Snow, Jack Davenport as Peter King, and Natalie Zea as Amy Von Getz. Jamie Foxx makes guest appearances as himself.

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (15)

White Famous is a middling, masculine comedy, probably worth a second look but maybe not a third.

October 19, 2017 | Full Review…

It looks like a show that could mature into something more than it is now, with Pharoah as a sturdy building block.

October 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The self-loathing here is the type that's common to so many Hollywood satires, filled with the requisite pythons and soul crushers who keep the sausage factory conveyor belt moving. But much of this goes beyond loathing to self-lacerating.

October 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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Like its star, White Famous has a lot of potential, but it has to stop going for shocking easy laughs and focus on the smart human story at its core.

October 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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It's [Jay] Pharoah, though, best known for his six-season stint on SNL, who carries the action. He's droll enough, making his eyes dance at others' foolishness, but he also has an unexpected sadness about him that adds dimension to the show.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

It's hard to determine what the real hook of the show is, and there's no clear string of LOLs happening, but it does cement Pharoah's status as a star.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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