Black. White. examines race with an extraordinary approach by putting new faces on the Sparks family, an African-American family, and the Wurgel family, a Caucasian family. Through the transformative power of make-up, the Wurgel family (Carmen Wurgel, her daughter Rose Bloomfield, and Carmen’s longtime boyfriend Bruno Marcotulli) become black, and the Sparks family (Brian, Renee and Nick) become white. The two families shared a home in Tarzana, California for the duration of the six-week production, which wrapped last summer. Cameras followed each family member as they went about their daily routines throughout Southern California.
Did anyone else catch the premiere of Black. White. last week? Well, if you didn’t, maybe these statistics will convince you to check it out — the ratings of the premiere of Black. White. outperformed the finale of Project Runway. 4.0 million to 3.8 million. It’s the second-best premiere ever for an unscripted series on cable only behind 2002′s debut of The Anna Nicole Show. Catch the second episode of the six-part documentary series Black. White. tomorrow on FX at 10PM E/P. Many more pictures in the gallery!
The Wurgel family (a Caucasian family, pictured immediately above)
swaps races with the Sparks family (an African-American family,
pictured up top) on FX’s new series Black. White.