Showtime has opted not to renew the half-hour comedy White Famous starring Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah for a second season. The series, which was based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the entertainment business, followed a young African-American comedian who struggles to maintain his credibility with his core audience, as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”
White Famous premiered October 15 to mixed reviews. It was produced by Lionsgate TV and created by Roland Buddy and Chris Spencer. Jamie Foxx served as executive producer.