The two series — “First Family” and “Mr. Box Office” — hail from Entertainment Studios, which announced that each had received a 104-episode order in January. Both are scheduled to start production this summer ahead of planned fall premieres.
“First Family” centers on a fictional (i.e., not the Obamas, and not based on the Obamas) African-American family living in the White House. The cast includes Christopher B. Duncan as President William Johnson, Gladys Knight as the first mom, and comedian Paul Rodriguez as a Latin-American dictator. Production on the pilot of “First Family” wrapped in March, and shooting is planned for the summer.
“Mr. Box Office” follows an A-list actor who is sentenced to six months of community service teaching at a high school in South Central Los Angeles. The pilot is scheduled to shoot in early May.
London/Stroud also cast the Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and “House of Anubis.”