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Fox’s ‘Our Kind of People’ Packs in as Much Monied Melodrama of the ‘Black Elite’ as Possible: TV Review

The idea of a series starring Black characters on a historically Black, monied island that’s completely unconcerned with the white power structures beyond it is a juicy one. Created by Karin Gist of Fox’s “Star” and “Revenge,” and executive produced by Lee Daniels, “Our Kind of People” embraces its singularity. Whereas something like HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” takes pains to diversify the typically white social strata of the Upper East Side, “Our Kind of People” unfolds in the Oak Bluffs corner of Martha’s Vineyard, where the “Black elite” have long established their wealthy bonafides. In theory, adapting Lawrence Otis Graham’s...
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Our Kind of People's Morris Chestnut Previews Dirty-ish Turn on Fox Sudser: 'I Want People to Grab Their Popcorn'

It’s usually easy to tell if Morris Chestnut is a good guy on the TV dramas he stars in. He has played a couple of FBI agents, a manny, and life-saving doctors on two separate Fox procedurals. But on the network’s new nighttime soap Our Kind of People, which premieres Tuesday at 9/8c, Chestnut’s Raymond Dupont is a smooth and successful businessman with secrets that could either expose him as the villain no one saw coming or a do-gooder trying to amend past misdeeds. Created by former mixed-ish showrunner Karin Gist, the series is executive-produced by Empire‘s Lee Daniels and inspired by...

‘Our Kind of People’: Meet the cast of FOX’s newest drama series

LOS ANGELES - Meet the cast of FOX’s newest drama series based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s critically acclaimed book, "Our Kind of People." From executive producers Karin Gist ("Grey’s Anatomy") and Lee Daniels ("Empire") is a new series that takes place in the elite community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years.

Fox’s ‘Our Kind of People’ Review: Yaya DaCosta Takes on Old-Money Black Snobs

It’s been three years since “Scandal,” when the allure of live tweeting series on a weekly basis was at its peak for Black Twitter. Since then, many other soapy, watch-after-you’ve-put-the-kids-to-sleep dramas, like Netflix’s “Firefly Lane” and “Sex/Life,” have popped up on streaming platforms, threatening to dismantle the online group viewing experience in favor of binge watching. But Fox’s new melodrama, “Our Kind of People,” from Karen Gist and Lee Daniels, seems to be trying very hard to rekindle appointment TV for Black audiences with a saga about class wars in the uppity Martha’s Vineyard town of Oak Bluffs.

How to Watch ‘Our Kind of People’ Premiere Online

The latest primetime soap opera to hit the airwaves is “Our Kind of People,” premiering Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “Our Kind of People” streaming online:. Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if...

How to Watch Our Kind of People

Our Kind of People premieres on Tuesday, September 21 at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT on Fox. From the producers of Empire comes this new drama about the wealthy and powerful Black elite of Oak Bluffs and the strong-willed single mother (played by Yaya DaCosta) determined to make her mark on the exclusive community and reclaim her family name. This soapy new thriller explores race and class in America combined with a celebration of Black achievement. Read on for more about how to watch the show.

Exclusive: Get Your First Look At The Black Opulence In 'Our Kind Of People'

Morris Chestnut and Yaya DaCosta star in the new drama from Karen Gist and Lee Daniels. A new series, Our Kind Of People, is coming to Fox this fall. The drama is based on the 1999 book, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, by New York Times best-selling author Lawrence Otis Graham and was created by Karen Gist. Gist’s previous credits include Girlfriends, Grey’s Anatomy and Mixed-ish. She is co-executive producing the series with Lee Daniels (The Wonder Years, Empire). The pair previously worked together on Star.
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The Black elite reigns in 'Our Kind of People'

At some point, money transitions into power, acclaim and prestige. It’s no longer just cash; it’s a key. In “Our Kind of People,” money is the key to hiding secrets in plain sight. The Fox series, which premiered Tuesday and is based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 book of the...

What to Watch Tuesday: Tonight’s new shows include a series filmed in Wilmington

Muhammad Ali (8 p.m., PBS NC) - Part 3 of this four-part Ken Burns documentary following the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century — three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who captivated billions with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, as well as his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it.