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The Bernie Mac Show

Genres: Comedy
Broadcast on: SABC1, Sony Channel, Mzansi Magic, Top One, eExtra

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Fox 14 Nov 2001 15 May 2002 Wednesdays, 21h00 - 21h30 22
SABC1 01 Apr 2003 26 Aug 2003 Tuesdays, 20h30 - 21h00 22
Top One 03 May 2011 13 Jul 2011 Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 18h30 22
Mzansi Magic 07 Jun 2012 31 Oct 2012 Thursdays, 21h30 - 22h00 22
Sony Channel 08 Oct 2014 06 Nov 2014 Weekdays, 19h35 - 20h00 22
eExtra 27 Dec 2017 25 Jan 2018 Weekdays, 09h30 - 10h00 22


Season 1

The Bernie Mac Show is a sitcom loosely based on the late comedian's stand-up persona that explores his humorous parenting style as he attempts to raise his sister's three children while she recovers from addiction.

Much of the humour in the show is derived from Mac's continual adjustment to and his unique take on parenthood.

A frequent motif of the show is the juxtaposition of Mac's acerbic comments, such as his threats to "bust the (children's) heads 'til the white meat shows," and the deep parental affection he feels towards the trio, which often brings him to the verge of tears during happy moments.

Towards the end of the series, Bryanna's long-lost father (Anthony Anderson) returns and drops by from time to time to help Bernie and Wanda with the kids.

Many of his most emotional scenes occur in segments in which Mac, while still in character, breaks the 'fourth wall' and talks to the television audience. As was also the case during his stand-up routine, Mac habitually addresses the audience as "America" for humorous effect.

Mac's character's celebrity works as a plot device allowing other celebrities to appear on the show as themselves.

Halle Berry, Serena Williams, Chris Rock, Ashton Kutcher, Dom DeLuise, Billy Crystal, Carl Reiner, Don Rickles, Angela Bassett, Ellen DeGeneres, Ice Cube, Isaac Hayes, Lucy Lawless, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Matt Damon, Wesley Snipes, Charles Barkley, Jon Garland, Jules Sylvester, Sugar Ray Leonard, India.Arie, Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O'Neal, Hugh Hefner and Phil McGraw all appear as themselves over the course of the show.

Broadcast Notes

Season 1 aired on Mzansi Magic from 7 June to 31 October, 2012, originally on Thursdays at 21h30. The show moved to Wednesdays at 21h00 from Episode 14 to Episode 17, beginning on 5 September. It changed time again from Episode 18, to Wednesdays at 19h00, beginning on 3 October.

This is the only season to air on SABC1.


Season 1 Cast

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Bernie 'Mac' McCullough

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Wanda McCullough

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Jordan Thomkins

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Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins

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Bryana 'Baby Girl' Thomkins

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Aunt Liva

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Cheryl

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Chuy

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Cousin D

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Donna

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Ed

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Father Sean Cronin

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Herself

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Himself

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Himself

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Kelly

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Kelly (Pilot)

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Michael

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Neighbor

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Reggie

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Shannon

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Teacher

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Willie

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