The Bernie Mac Show

The Bernie Mac Show Network: FOX
Episodes: 104 (half-hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: November 14, 2001 — April 14, 2006
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Camille Winbush, Jimmy Suarez, Dee Dee Davis, Reginald Ballard, Michael Ralph, Lombado Boyar, Rick Hoffman, and Wade Williams

TV show description:      
Loosely based on his comedy act, stand-up comedian Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda (Kellita Smith) take in his sister’s three kids, Vanessa (Camille Winbush), Jordan (Jeremy Suarez), and Bryana (Dee Dee Davis).

Bernie must continually adjust to life with his new responsibilities and frequently talks directly to the audience. Celebrity friends sometimes drop by to offer Bernie advice.

Series Finale:     
Episode 104 — Bernie’s Angels
After having a near-death experience involving a microwave, Bernie decides to turn his life around. He starts being nicer and overly sensitive and Jordan starts to take advantage. Vanessa is still working on finding a good college but she doesn’t want Bernie’s help. Bryana has to learn what belongs in a microwave and what doesn’t since she was the one responsible for Bernie’s near-death experience. In the end, Bernie discovers that Jordan has been using him and he reconciles with Vanessa. In the final scene, Bernie takes back the iPod he bought for Jordan and delivers a farewell message to “America”.
First aired: April 14, 2006.


Behind the Scenes

The series was never a big hit and its last season rated 127th out of 156 shows for the year.

Mac’s untimely death in 2008 at the age of 50 makes the possibility of a reunion show unlikely.

Canceled and renewed TV show

6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Natalie says

    I just finished re-watching this show and it was amazing! I used to watch it on tv but I never saw every episode or the last one. Anyway, I’m very sad it ended the way it did bernie mac is amazing and so was everyone in the show! I wish it wouldn’t have been canceled. I bet they’re kicking themselves in the butt for it now! Rip!

  2. says

    i jux wanted to let u kno bryanna that i sorry ur lost ur uncle i lost my brother when i was8 or 9 he was 13 i think but jux wanted to see how ur family doing and tell vanessa and jordan i said wat up and i love them u might not no me but i no u so bye have a great day love all of yall be sweet babies

  3. iamurmstr says

    It was an…. Okay show
    I have watched the reruns on MY9 for the last year
    On a scale of 1 to 10 i give it a… 4
    Bernie Mac was funny but his show ruined his career
    Just try not to run into die-hard fans (Above me)

  4. sonny says

    The people who run Fox must be the biggest ******** in the world,not that they could do anything about it now but cancel the Bernie Mac show! He was one of the funniest people ever to walk the face of the earth,and the rest of the cast Brilliant.

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