White Famous wasn’t able to raise its profile quite enough. Showtime has canceled the comedy after just one season. The premium cable network opted not to move forward with the Jamie Foxx-produced Jay Pharoah vehicle right before the new year — not an atypical time to drop bad news. A Showtime rep was not immediately available for comment.
The series’ cancellation does not come as a huge surprise.
What White Famous did give Showtime was a not-so-terribly common half-hour comedy for the network. The pay-cable outfit is better-known for flagship hourlongs such as Homeland and Shameless. Its only new half-hour on the immediate horizon is Jim Carrey’s surprising TV move to Kidding, which he’ll star in alongside Catherine Keener.
In addition to Pharoah and guest appearances by Foxx, White Famous counted Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cleopatra Coleman, Meagan Good, Stephen Tobolowsky and Michael Rapaport among its players.
White Famous‘ first season will live on at Showtime’s various streaming platforms.