The half-hour comedy, birthed by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, starred Pharoah as Floyd Mooney, a rising stand-up comedian on the path to becoming a household name, or "white famous." The series drew inspiration from Jamie Foxx's personal life of navigating the entertainment industry as a comedian and actor. Foxx also served as an executive producer of the series and had a recurring guest star role as a hilarious fictionalized version of himself. Tim Story (Think Like a Man, Ride Along) was also an executive producer.
The series also starred Jacob Ming-Trent, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, plus celebrity guest appearances from the likes of Michael Rapaport, Natalie Zea, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Meagan Good.
The premier cable network ordered the ten-episode series in the summer before premiering on Oct. 15. Neither Pharoah, Foxx, nor Story has made a statement on the cancellation.
Pharoah left Saturday Night Live last year and spoke on not being appreciated by the show-runners.
"You go where you're appreciated, you know what I mean?," said Pharoah on Ebro in the Morning. "If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like, ‘You’re so talented and you're able and they don’t use you, and it’s unfair and it’s making us feel bad because they don't use you and you're a talent.' They put people into boxes."
Pharoah will still be keeping busy after the cancelation, though. He'll be performing in Alabama for Stand Up Live from Jan. 5-7.