…So stop wussing out. It’s the 21st Century, gang. We’re living in the future. If you want to make a name – and better yet, a place – for yourself in the Industry, forget all the status quo stuff. Be bold.
Write from your hearts. Declare your point of view. Just like Aaron McGruder, creator of BOONDOCKS and the new BLACK JESUS is doing:
by Michael O’Connell
There may be a few “Hallelujah” choruses ringing in the halls of the Adult Swim offices this good Friday. The network’s latest live-action original, Black Jesus, topped all original cable offerings on Thursday and most of broadcast.The inaugural outing for Boondocks creator AaronMcGruder‘s (co-created by Mike Clattenburg) latest late-night comedy averaged a solid 0.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 at 11 p.m. That live-plus-same-day showing tops all original competition on cable for the day — not to mention broadcast series The Quest(ABC), Rookie Blue (ABC) and Gang Related (Fox), as well as NBC comedies Welcome to Sweden andWorking the Engels.
Among total viewers, Black Jesus‘ premiere brought in an equally strong haul: just north of 2 million viewers.