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Black and White: A&E announces talk show around race

The new A&E chat show will tackle current events ‘through the prism of race’

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Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small were both regular contributors on VH1’s pop culture series Best Week Ever; now, the comedians are set for a frank conversation about race on A&E’s new studio talker, Black and White. And EW has an exclusive first look.

In the clip above, the duo discusses news that Harriet Tubman will appear on the $20 bill in the future. “The rumor is they was going to put her on the $10, but Hamilton the play got so big — ” Finnegan butts in: “Well, he started the Treasury.” Small continues: “But I say fix her up a little. Don’t just put old pictures of Harriet Tubman, throw some earrings on that b—-.” 

The new series features comedians Finnegan (Are We There Yet?) and Small (VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s) engaging in “smart, funny and honest conversation about race in America” as it tackles current events and relevant news stories through the prism of race, using comedy to “diffuse the tension” surrounding the topics, according to the network.

Black and White premieres Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on A&E.