Confirmed: Black 'First Family' Sitcom Coming to TV!
How similar to the Obamas will they be?
A sitcom about a Black First Family is coming to NBC. The television network has just ordered 104 episodes of the show, created by comedian Byron Allen.
Though the series is bound to draw inspiration from the real-life Obamas, the comedic cast couldn't be more different.
So who's starring? Christopher B. Duncan (The Jamie Foxx Show) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) have been cast as the President and his wife.
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Gladys Knight will play the president’s mother, while 227 co-stars Jackee Harry and Marla Gibbs will reunite to portray the First Lady’s sister and mother.
John Witherspoon rounds out the cast.
Allen had this to say about the show, "There’s a huge shortfall of quality family sitcoms, and we are 110-percent committed to filling that enormous void. Our number 1 priority is to deliver the highest quality content in the sitcom genre, and this initial 104-episode order is a big step in the right direction.”
The First Family is set to premiere in Fall 2012.
Does this show have the same potential to be as impactful as the Cosby Show?
Will you be watching?