Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Cleveland Show
So Family Guy's Seth Green has created a spin-off of the show for Cleveland which is called The Cleveland Show. Apparently Cleveland gets fed up with where he's living and decides he wants his own friends, sidekicks, and stories. He sets off for California but somehow (which will be seen when the show comes out) ends up back in Virginia and links up with a high school sweetheart.
Now it looks like it should be an interesting show just because Family Guy is hilarious. However, I really do hope that he does not engage in the stereotypical discourse of most shows with all or mostly black casts. One of their neighbors are bears (yeah I don't know either) Looking at pictures, I see a fat black kid (hes way more fat than Chris was and looks like fat Albert) as well as a hoe- prostitute looking teenage daughter. So I'm a little uneasy as to the picture trying to be painted but I guess we'll see when it comes out in the fall of 2009.
Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan are among those lending their voices to this new show. There will also be a guest appearance by Kanye West in 2010 with the character Kenny West who is also a rapper. So overall, I am looking forward to this show in hopes that it will promote a positive image of black people and the black family but we'll see.