Jamie Foxx, Jay Pharoah’s Comedy ‘White Famous’ Heading to Showtime

Jamie Foxx Jay Pharoah showtime Jay Pharoah and Jamie Foxx are teaming up for a new comedy that will follow the ups and downs that a black rising star goes through as he becomes more mainstream in the industry, or “white famous.”

The series stars Pharoah and will be executive produced by Foxx (who will also appear in the show as a recurring character). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot is based on Foxx’s personal experiences with fame and will focus 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 crossover toward becoming “white famous.””

Me and my @showtime family! We bout to be so "white famous" someday. @jaypharoah @utktheinc @lonniechavis #whitefamous

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White Famous will also star: Megalyn Echikunwoke (Showtime’s House of Lies) as Floyd’s ex-girlfriend Sadie, the love of his life and the mother of his son; Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) as Malcolm, Floyd’s frustrated agent, who wants his client to do whatever it takes to make it big; and Jacob Ming-Trent (Feed the Beast) and Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us) round out the cast. Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs) is also set to guest star in the pilot.

The show’s cast was certainly excited to get word of the series joining the Showtime family:

yes. #WhiteFamous

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Here we come!

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No premiere date for the series has been set at the time of this article’s publication.

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