Inspired by the real life of comedian Bernie Mac, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW is a daring half-hour comedy about a man with unique views on parenting. BERNIE (Bernie Mac) and his wife WANDA (Kellita Smith) never wanted kids. He’s a busy stand-up comedian, and she’s a vice president of a major corporation. But after they had to take in his sister’s kids, VANESSA (Camille Winbush), JORDAN (Jeremy Suarez) and BRYANA (Dee Dee Davis), Bernie and Wanda learned to accept and love them as their own.
However, Bernie’s old-school ideas of discipline and child-rearing collide with society’s politically correct notions of how children should be raised. He believes kids are “too sassy, too grown-up and talk back too much,” and that a little respect for one’s elders is not so much to ask. And when it comes to parenting, he subscribes to the school of tough love. But Bernie and Wanda have begun to re-examine those ideas, and in season five, a major development may redefine their family once again.
Hailed by both audiences and critics, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW has won the prestigious Peabody and Humanitas Awards, an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, and it was honored by the Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in a Comedy and for Individual Achievement in a Comedy (Bernie Mac).
In addition, for his work on the series, Mac has won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and was nominated for an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe® two years in a row, and for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Camille Winbush also has won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Since its inception the series has featured guest appearances by some of America’s hottest stars, including Halle Berry, Matt Damon, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Angela Bassett, Ashton Kutcher, Chris Rock, Don Cheadle, Don Rickles, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sugar Shane Mosley, Shaquille O’Neal, Wesley Snipes, Carl Reiner, Ice Cube, Penn & Teller, India.Arie, Orlando Jones, Tommy Davidson, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Marcus Allen, Snoop Dogg and Isaac Hayes.
Warren Hutcherson, Steve Tompkins and Bernie Mac are the executive producers of THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, which is produced by Regency Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television. THE BERNIE MAC SHOW is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
- Bernie Mac
- Bernie Mac
- Kellita Smith
- Camille Winbush
- Jeremy Suarez
- Dee Dee Davis
- Larry Wilmore
- Executive Producer
- Warren Hutcherson
- Co-Executive Producer
- Bernie Mac