Just when we thought Showtime was killing the TV game with current shows Power and Ray Donovan, they proved that they have a few more tricks up their sleeves. Not only will Season 8 of ‘Shameless‘ be returning this fall, but the network plans to premiere new shows ‘White Famous‘ and ‘SMILF‘.
The new comedy series ‘White Famous‘ premieres on Sunday Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. The series is loosely based on the life of Jamie Foxx, as Jay Pharoah plays talented young comedian Floyd Mooney. The show focuses on Mooney’s journey on crossing over into the world of becoming “white famous”. Throughout the series Mooney has to learn how to broaden his audience while still maintaining his credibility as a comedian and a man. The series also stars Jamie Foxx, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cleopatra Coleman, Lonnie Chavis and Jacob Ming-Trent.
The hilarious and crazy ‘Shameless‘ is set to premiere on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. We know that many people have been spoiled binge watching episodes on Netflix, but what feels better than a fresh season of hard decisions, struggles, misfortune and possible sobriety? This season is sure here to remind fans that the Gallaghers are still not your average family. The show stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney and Ethan Cutkosky . There will be a few new recurring guest stars who are sure to bring more ‘shame’ to the show.
‘SMILF‘ premieres immediately after ‘Shameless’ at 10 p.m. and it packs some heat surrounding relationships, sex, and the career world. The show follows Bridgette (Frankie Shaw) a young woman from South Boston who will try to learn how to live a life she desires while facing the reality of young, single motherhood. Shaw not only stars in the show, but will help write, produce, and direct the semi-autobiographical comedy. Rosie O’Donnell is set to co-star as TuTu, Bridgette’s mother.
Check out a few clips of the Showtime’s Fall Series below
‘White Famous’ Trailer
‘Shameless’ Season 8 Announcement