August 27, 2004 at 3:55 PM EST - Updated July 2 at 12:50 AM
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.
The series has been hailed by both audiences and critics. THE BERNIE MAC SHOW has won the prestigious Peabody Award, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, and was honored by the Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in a Comedy and for Individual Achievement in a Comedy (Bernie Mac). In addition, Mac won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and has been nominated for an Emmy Award two years in a row, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on the series.
BERNIE (Bernie Mac) and his wife WANDA (Kellita Smith) will tell you straight up they never wanted to raise kids. He’s a busy stand-up comedian, and she is a vice president for a major corporation. But after having to take in his sister’s kids, VANESSA (Camille Winbush), JORDAN (Jeremy Suarez) and BRYANA (Dee Dee Davis), Bernie and Wanda learn 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 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.