It's called DAD STOP EMBARRASSING ME! and it's on Netflix. Talented Jamie Foxx is one of those performers who starred in a sitcom and then went on to win an Oscar for performance in a dramatic film. Other actors in that group are Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Mo'Nique -- and let's include sitcom veteran Ron Howard. He won his Oscar for directing the 2001 drama, A BEAUTIFUL MIND which also took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Cloris Leachman (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW) and Allison Janney (I, TONYA) won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars for dramatic work while each starred on a hit TV sitcom). After his Best Actor Oscar win for RAY, the 2004 biopic about singer/musician Ray Charles, Foxx went on to give other impressive dramatic performances. Most recently, there was 2019's JUST MERCY, based on a real-life court case. Well...Jamie Foxx still has his comedy chops -- even if the sitcom tries too hard to be funny.
He's the single dad whose daughter comes to live with him after her mother dies. Dad is now a cosmetic brand owner and he's determined to be responsible despite the shapely younger women throwing themselves in his face like they're custard pies. Her grandfather is played by David Alan Grier, Jamie's former fellow castmate on the groundbreaking sketch comedy show in the 1990s, IN LIVING COLOR. As for DAD STOP EMBARRASSING ME!, it's a very 2008 sitcom with a laugh track. Jamie Foxx and his daughter, Corinne, are executive producers. The show is loosely based on their relationship. Corinne is not in the show. She works behind the cameras. I watched the first episode and what really floats it is Jamie Foxx's warmth coupled with his comedy skills.
It was quite nice to see Jamie Foxx and David Alan Grier doing comedy work together again. The first episode has dad and daughter in a therapy session to smooth over some of the bumps in their relationship. Kyla-Drew is charming as the daughter. The premiere episode is called "Black People Don't Go To Therapy."