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Meagan Good Reprising 'Californication' Role in New Showtime Comedy
Showtime's forthcoming comedy White Famous is staging a unique Californication reunion.
Actress Meagan Good has been tapped to appear in two episodes of the forthcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah — and she'll be reprising her role from the premium cable network's Californication.
Good reprises Kali, a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (SNL alum Pharoah) and mother of his son. With the role, Good reunites with Californication showrunner Tom Kapinos on the comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx.
Set to premiere in the fall, White Famous is based on Foxx’s experiences coming up in the business. The show revolves around a talented young African-American comedian whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over toward becoming “white famous.” The series will be written and executive produced by Kapinos and executive produced by Foxx, who has a recurring role.
Tim Story (Barbershop) also exec produces and directs the pilot, which is a co-production with Lionsgate Television and Showtime.
Good, whose credits include TV's Minority Report, Think Like a Man and Anchorman 2, joins a guest cast that includes executive producer Foxx and also featuring Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Stephen Tobolowsky and Natalie Zea.