‘Family Reunion’ Creator Meg DeLoatch on Assembling an All-Black Writers’ Room and When We’ll See Jaleel White Show Up [Interview]
Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Just after everyone’s had their 4th of July barbecues, Netflix is inviting viewers to its own Family Reunion. The streaming service’s new sitcom is about football star Moz Mckellan (Anthony Alab) and his wife Cocoa (Tia Mowry-Hardrict) who take their family to visit his parents (Loretta DeVine and Richard Roundtree) in Georgia. The kids experience a culture shock while the parents get back in touch with their roots.
Family Reunion creator Meg DeLoatch has been a TV writer for over 20 years since Family Matters, and created other shows like Eve. DeLoatch assembled an all-black writers room for Family Reunion, which films in a traditional multi-camera format in front of an audience. DeLoatch spoke with /Film by phone about Family Reunion, which is now streaming on Netflix.