White Famous: Season 1 (2017)


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man material even if White Famous' satirical indictments of Hollywood -- though at times irreverent -- often feel outdated.


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Air date: Oct 15, 2017
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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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Critic Reviews for White Famous Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

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

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Oct 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 15, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 15, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Each episode feels like a missed opportunity that only accentuates how many things are wrong with Hollywood today.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | 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.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

White Famous is a good show trapped in a bad one. There's a lot of potential here, but it's all dragged down by hackneyed cliches and tone-deaf zingers.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Ironically, the real problem is that White Famous came too late.

Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Irreverent, thoughtful comedy has cursing, nudity, drinking.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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