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Is Tom Arnold The Next Joe Biden?

TOM ARNOLD GUEST STARS AS 'VICE PRESIDENT ARTHUR CRANDALL' ON BYRON ALLEN'S SITCOM "THE FIRST FAMILY" - PREMIERING ON BET'S CENTRIC ON FRIDAY APRIL 19 at 8P/7C

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV) proudly announces that Tom Arnold will guest star in the new episode of its sitcom THE FIRST FAMILY.

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Is Tom Arnold the next Joe Biden?  Tom Arnold will guest star on the White House-themed sitcom THE FIRST FAMILY.  This episode premieres on BET's CENTRIC on Friday Apr. 19 at 8P/7C

Tom Arnold portrays 'Vice President Arthur Crandall' – second in command to President William Johnson (Christopher B. Duncan). 

Vice President Arthur Crandall is a happy-go-lucky bachelor who's thrilled with his lack of responsibilities in the day-to-day workings of The White House.  But his cushy existence is thrown into turmoil when he is suddenly needed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

CENTRIC Series Premiere, Friday Apr. 19 at 8P/7C

What's Good on Centric? "The First Family"! And we're not talking about the Obamas. We're talking about the Johnsons.

On April 19th, CENTRIC will premiere the Byron Allen produced sitcom "The First Family" starring a star-studded cast of television veterans including, Christopher B. Duncan, Kellita Smith, Jackee, Marla Gibbs, John Witherspoon, and legendary entertainer, Gladys Knight.

The new comedy series centers on William Johnson (Christopher B. Duncan), a Democrat who attempts to balance his family life with his wife Katherine (Kellita Smith) and their two sons and two daughters as they adjust to living in the White House, while maintaining his duties as the second African-American and 45th overall President of the United States. William also has to deal with other family members, including his boisterous sister-in-law Pauletta (Jackee) and William's own father Alvin (John Witherspoon), who despite his constant bickering with Pauletta, will sometimes partner together with her for various schemes.

"There's a huge shortfall of quality family sitcoms, and we are 110 percent committed to filling that enormous void," said Byron Allen.

"The First Family" premieres Friday, April 19, at 8P/7C, followed by the premiere of "Mr. Box Office" starring comedian Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Tim Meadows, and Gary Busey.

About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns eight 24-hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, LEGACY.TV and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV.  The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 36 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations.  Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web.  Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh.  For more information, visit: www.es.tv

SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.

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