A&E has pushed out the premiere of its upcoming Black and White TV show by two weeks. Originally slated to debut tomorrow, July 13th, Black and White will premiere Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30pm ET/PT on A&E. A weekly comedy series hosted by comedians and friends Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small, Black And White is called a “provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race.”
While A&E did not cite a reason for the series premiere delay, given the focus of Black and White, it seems likely that recent real-world events in the US in places including Dallas, Baton Rouge, and a Minneapolis suburb, may have influenced the scheduling decision.
Get the details in black and white, from this A&E press release.
A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “BLACK AND WHITE” ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 AT 10:30PM ET/PT
A PROVOCATIVE WEEKLY SERIES THAT FILTERS CURRENT EVENTS THROUGH THE DUELING POINTS OF VIEW OF COMEDIANS CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN AND SHERROD SMALL
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 12, 2016 – A&E Network’s new original comedy series, “Black And White” is a provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race. Hosted by Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small, this new series covers the biggest headlines sweeping the nation through the fresh and hilarious points of views of these comedians and longtime friends. “Black And White” premieres Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30PM ET/PT on A&E.
“A&E is proud to bring our viewers bold, new programming with a unique point of view – or in the case of ‘Black And White,’ two points of view,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming for A&E Network. “Sherrod and Christian are the perfect comedic duo to deliver real conversations about hot button topics that will entertain as well as incite viewers to join the conversation.”
Taped in front of a studio audience, “Black And White” is a smart, funny and honest conversation about race in America. The show tackles current and relevant stories in the news through the prism of race and uses comedy to diffuse the tension. Utilizing sketch, parody and social experiments, this series shines a light on the state of race in our country. Joined by celebrity guests and commentators, our hosts take on the issues of race in this eight episode studio based comedy show. Hosts, Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small have been fixtures on the stand-up comedy scene for over a decade and are best known for their off-the-cuff commentary which has been featured on numerous series and talk shows over the years.
“Black and White” is produced for A&E Network by Jimco Productions. Sherrod Small, Christian Finnegan and Kara Welker are executive producers. Executive producers for Jimco Productions are Jim Biederman and Marla Ratner. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb will serve as executive producers for A&E.
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What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Black and White TV series? Do you plan to watch the premiere on A&E?