Father’s Day is around the corner and we wanted to make sure you check out some of your favorite TV dads whether it be on-camera or off-camera.
STERLING K. BROWN
Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their kids (the big three), Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day along with Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.
Starring: Sterling K. Brown
Executive Producer: Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak, Jess Rosenthal and Steve Beers executive produce.
KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW
In KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz will tackle the big questions around becoming a devoted automotive fan plus the challenges of owning classic cars. From choosing a project vehicle and finding a trusted mechanic, to customizing, racing, and flipping the car at auction, Hart and his crew of friends settle internal debates with the help of experts in the automotive world while gaining hard-earned classic car wisdom.
Premiere: July 2nd
Starring: Kevin Hart
Executive Producers: Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey, and Rebecca Graham Forde are executive producers for Big Breakfast with Propagate’s Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Drew Buckley. For HartBeat Productions, Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Brendon Carter are executive producers and Tiffany Brown is co-producer.
This single-camera comedy follows a widowed dad, Kenan (Kenan Thompson), who’s juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising his two girls. As Kenan tries to move on, his father-in-law (Don Johnson), brother (Chris Redd) and co-workers all have strong opinions on the best way to live his life.
The show centers on the familial relationships as Kenan tries to reclaim his life after his wife’s death. Kenan’s daughters are his world – the too smart Aubrey (Dani Lane) and the silly, unpredictable Birdie (Dannah Lane). He struggles to balance parenting them as a single dad and hosting his show, which leads him to reluctantly accepting help from his father-in-law. Rick was a gallivanting sax player when his daughter, Cori (Niccole Thurman), was young and missed out on a lot of her childhood, so he is aiming to make that up with his granddaughters, although his old-school parenting style doesn’t often match up to Kenan’s.
At work, Kenan excels at his job with the help of his driven executive producer Mika (Kimrie Lewis). Mika can be tightly wound, especially when Gary, as Kenan’s not-so-managerial manager, tries to insert himself, but Mika remains a confidante and ally to Kenan. They are able to be vulnerable with one another and connect as friends … and maybe something more.
Starring: Kenan Thompson
Executive Producer: Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Kenan Thompson, Ken Whittingham and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers.
FOREST WHITAKER & GIANCARLO ESPOSITO
GODFATHER OF HARLEM
The crime and action-filled television series, Godfather of Harlem, is coming back for a second thrilling season. Set in the vigorous streets of Harlem, NY in the ’60s, infamous Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) rebounds back to his roots, only to find it in despair ruled by the Italian mob. With his neighborhood in jeopardy, Bumpy is determined to reclaim his throne and command of Harlem.
Starring: Forest Whitaker & Giancarlo Esposito
Executive Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, John Ridley, Markuann Smith, and Forest Whitaker
“Small Fortune,” NBC’s newest team competition game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery, premieres on Monday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is a British import based on Youngest Media’s popular U.K. format and is unlike any team competition ever seen on U.S. television.
In each heart-pounding episode, teams of three from various backgrounds, including first responders and Olympians from around the country, work together to earn a shot at competing for the $250,000 cash prize in the “Big Little Heist” finale game.
Starring: Lil Rel Howery
Executive Producer: Lucas Church and David Flynn will serve as executive producers for Youngest Media alongside Steve Barry and Joe Braswell, who will serve as executive producers for Kelchris and showrunners for the series. Lil Rel Howery is also executive producer.