Showtime might not be known as the king of half hour comedy shows but at least its trying. The premium cable network is set to premiere two new comedies to its slate this season.
Deadline reports White Famous is coming on Sunday, October 15 at 10 PM. The show comes from Jamie Foxx and will star Jay Pharaoh as Floyd Mooney. He tries to relate to his black audiences as his fame grows broader. Californication creator Tom Kapinos and director Tim Story are also along for the ride. Foxx will play a recurring role.
The second series, SMILF, airs on November 5 at 10 PM. It stars Frankie Shaw and follows experiences from her life. She plays a young mother who wants to continue dating, sex and a working relationship. Shaw will direct and produce on top of starring. The show comes from Shaw's Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film. Rosie O’Donnell will co-star.