‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is an American sketch-comedy television series. It is created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The series aired on IFC in July 31, 2019. Moreover, an hour-long “Black History Month Spectacular” premiered on June 19, 2020.
The show stars Bashir Salahuddin (Sherman McDaniels) and Diallo Riddle (Dutch Shepherd). The people in cameos include Lil Rel Howery, Ray J, Tiffany Haddish, Terence J, Quincy Jones, Damon Wayans Jr., Marlon Wayans, Ne-Yo, Garry Anthony Williams, Colleen Camp and Phonte Coleman.
‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is influenced by various shows such as Soul Train, American Bandstand, In Living Colour and The Midnight Special. Further, Sherman McDaniels hosts every episode. He takes the viewers through time via Music and Comedy.
In particular, the Music and Comedy are procured from a forty-year-old library of the musical variety show. However, the musical show is fictitious. In order to do this, the company uses the plot device of presenting a series of paid-programs.
This involves the sale of a mostly-complete 23 disc set of 47 episodes of Sherman’s Showcase and are introduced by various celebrity hosts.
On Rotten Tomatoes, this series has an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 8.58/10. Likewise, on Metacritic the series has an overall score of 76/100 based on 10 reviews. “Bold, brisk and beautiful” as the site’s critics consensus reads.
Sherman’s Showcase Season 2 Release Date
This ‘cultural nostalgia’ show has been renewed for a second season. It will comprise of six thirty-minute episodes. Season 2 will premiere on both IFC and AMC in 2021. The show has gained a huge fan base and the approval of critics. Hence, taking the thrill and excitement off the meter.
As Salahuddin and Riddle stated, “ Sherman McDaniels has been a staple in American culture for almost 50 years and shows no sign of slowing down or aging at all.” And we couldn’t agree more.