There are no shades of grey, here. The Black and White TV show premieres on A&E, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT. The weekly comedy series is hosted by comedians and friends, Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small. A&E says Black And White is a “provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race.”
Black and White is produced for A&E Network by Jimco Productions. Sherrod Small, Christian Finnegan, and Kara Welker executive produce. Jim Biederman and Marla Ratner executive produce for Jimco Productions. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb executive produce for A&E.
Watch this exclusive Black and White TV series clip courtesy of EW. Finnegan and Small talk about Harriet Tubman on future US $20 bills, with Small suggesting to put some earrings on her.
Watch the “You Can’t Say It,” Black and White teaser A&E released last week. A&E says, “There are some things you just can’t say, even if your grandparents did. Black and White premieres Wednesday June 13 10:30/9:30c on A&E.”
Watch this “Black Twitter,” promo for Black and White, to find out why there is no Facebook analogue.
Get the details on the Black and White TV show from A&E.
A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “BLACK AND WHITE” ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “BLACK AND WHITE”
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 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 – JUNE 13, 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 13 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? How do you like the sound of the Black and White TV series? Do you plan to watch the premiere on A&E?
I really like the concept of the show, but like most things today it is overly slanted. Sherrod stop saying everything good in the US was because of blacks. Whites didn’t steal you, blacks were sold by other blacks in Africa (and to be fair, probably better off than in Somalia. So when you respond to the question “I think my ancestors owned slaves, should I feel guilty?”, with “Yes, because you are white” leaves no way out for any white person. I am an older white male that never felt racist before but you keep saying “the white man… Read more »
I don’t care for it … the country is deeply divided now it doesn’t seem to be funny nor timely. I am a pro jazz drummer,traveled the world for years, white, and most of my life I have spent playing in diverse groups, and my family is very diverse also … it seems normal to me, and this seems contrived and just doesn’t seem to work for me… I think of my Black relatives, my mixed relatives, and my white relatives, all of whom I love dearly … and we have our differences for sure, but it isn’t comedy material,… Read more »
The ads for this show are so stupid I would never watch it
To call Harriet Tubman a ***** is not cool at all, and this is about to go viral. Gets no play on my TV.
The latest clip to run referring to Harriet Tubman as a b**tch and putting earrings on her is so not funny. I am going to find out who the sponsors of this tv show are and head up one of the biggest protest of their images, brands and products…we are being disrespected by so many people and even our own have sold us out for fame and fortune. We will never move forward in this country as a people until we demand better treatment of ourselves and our ancestors existence and contributions. I just hope that I’m not alone in… Read more »
Has Black and White been cancelled toofedup?!