The Family Business (2018– )


The Family Business (TV Series 2018– )

By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving exotic car dealership in New York. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. When they come under siege the Duncans will have to stick together or die separately.
IMDb   6.2 /10
TheMovieDb    9.0 /10
Creator Trey Haley
Creator Carl Weber
Release Date2018-05-07
GenreAction, Crime, Drama
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
CompanyTri Destined Studios, Urban Books Media
Donna Duncan 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Carl 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Carlos 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Charlotte Duncan 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Orlando Duncan 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Harris Grant 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Junior Duncan 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Rio Duncan 15 episodes, 2018-2020
London Duncan 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Karina Luna
Karina Luna
Natalia 12 episodes, 2020
Sasha Duncan 11 episodes, 2019-2020
L.C. Duncan 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Paris Duncan 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Dylan Weber
Dylan Weber
Nevada Duncan 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Rob 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Sebastian 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Elijah 9 episodes, 2020

The Family Business (American TV series)

The Family Business is an American crime family drama created by Carl Weber and based on his bestselling crime drama book series. Originally developed as an independent film franchise, BET produced it as an eight-episode limited series in 2018.

The series follows the Duncans, an upstanding family that owns and operates an exotic car dealership in New York. It stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford and Armand Assante. The first season premiered on November 13, 2018. On December 19, 2019, the series was renewed for a 12-episode second season to air on the network's streaming service BET+. The second season premiered on July 2, 2020. On December 4, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.

Cast and characters

  • Ernie Hudson as L.C. Duncan - LC Duncan is the patriarch and CEO of the Duncan Family business: Duncan Motors. Known as a no nonsense affluent businessman in the legitimate and underworld, L.C.'s reputation proceeds him. However it's finally time to sit back and enjoy life with his wife and grand children so he has finally decided its time to pass on the mantel of leadership.
  • Valarie Pettiford as Charlotte Duncan - The stunning Duncan matriarch who keeps the family together no matter what the challenges are. She can be sweet as pie yet tough as nails and her love for her husband and family can never be challenged.
  • Armand Assante as Sal Dash - Mafia crime boss and close ally to the Duncan family. Sal has a major concern with certain changes that are happening within the Duncan family as well as a purchase he made with LC Duncan.
  • Darrin Henson as Orlando Duncan - Orlando is the handsome, smart and edgy, newly appointed CEO of Duncan Motors. His new appointment comes not only as a surprise but with jealousy and controversy despite his workaholic tendencies.
  • Emilio Rivera as Alejandro Zuniga - Alejandro is a savvy Mexican crime boss in Los Angeles who is the leader of Zuniga Cartel and is a longtime foe of the Duncan family. He's trying to mend fences through his son but the jury is still out on whether he plans on stabbing them in the back.
  • Yadi Rivera as Consuela Zuniga - Alejandro's hot and fierce wife and mother of Miguel. Known as "La Madrina", she is as cruel, brutal and bloody as her husband and cartel boss, Alejandro.
  • Carlos Sotelo as Miguel Zuniga - Miguel is the sharp-suited attractive son of Mexican crime Boss Alejandro Zuniga. He emerges with an opportunity that could save the Duncan's from disaster but only if he can resist the temptation of their youngest daughter, Paris.
  • Javicia Leslie as Paris Duncan - Paris is the youngest daughter of the Duncan family. A glamorous spoiled party girl who always gets what she wants and knows how to handle herself in any situation. She's educated, seductive and knows how to handle a gun.
  • Miguel A. Núñez Jr. as Harris Grant - Harris is the husband of the Duncans oldest daughter London and the Duncan family lawyer and fixer. He has his hands in most of the family business dealings and was the most surprised when LC passed him up for Orlando to run the family business.
  • Tami Roman as London Duncan-Grant - London is the oldest daughter and mother of Mariah. She's appears to be a home body for the most part but London has many tantalizing secrets of her own.
  • Sean Ringgold as Junior Duncan - The third child of the Duncan children and as large as any professional football player. Junior is the family's security specialist. No mater what the situation is, he is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his family.
  • Arrington Foster as Rio Duncan - Paris's flamboyant twin brother who manages a popular club & lounge in New York City. Rio is willing to do whatever he can to prove to his father that he deserves the same respect as his brothers.
  • KJ Smith as Sasha Duncan - Paris and Rio's lustful cousin and a hit woman for the Duncan family. Like her cousin Paris, she is intelligent, manipulative, beautiful, knows how to seduce and eliminate people like no one else.
  • Dylan Weber as Nevada Duncan - The teenage son of Vegas and heir to the Duncan leadership. Nevada is the only grandson being groomed to run the Duncan family business.
  • Clifton Powell as Uncle Lou - Lou is LC's brother and partner. While LC is the face of Duncan Motors, Lou and his crew are the ones who get their hands dirty both under the hood of cars and in the streets.
  • Kimberly Patterson as Ruby - Ruby is a young woman from Jamaica, who found herself in an unforeseen circumstance where she had to step up to the plate for her family by signing up with an escorting agency. With her first client being Orlando Duncan (the heir to the family's car and drug business), she managed to steal his heart unexpectedly.
  • Michael Jai White as Vegas Duncan - Vegas is the wise and mysterious missing brother of the Duncan clan. he is respected by all but his whereabouts are known to few.

Christian Keyes, Eva LaRue, Robert Picardo, Anthony Montgomery, Katie Callaway, Brely Evans, and Franky G have appeared in guest starring roles.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
18November 13, 2018January 29, 2019BET
2126July 2, 2020August 6, 2020BET+
6December 31, 2020

Season 1 (2018–19)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"We Are At War"Trey HaleyCarl WeberNovember 13, 2018
22"The Games Have Just Begun"Trey HaleyCarl WeberNovember 20, 2018
33"Show Down"Trey HaleyCarl WeberNovember 27, 2018
44"Answered Questions"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 4, 2018
55"The Heat Is On"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJanuary 8, 2019
66"A Death in the Family"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJanuary 15, 2019
77"Home Coming"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJanuary 22, 2019
88"Mexican Stand Off"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJanuary 29, 2019

Season 2 (2020)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date 
Part 1
91"Back To Life"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJuly 2, 2020
102"Put a Ring on It"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJuly 9, 2020
113"Introducing Brother X"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJuly 16, 2020
124"Heat It Up!"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJuly 23, 2020
135"You Can Run But You Can't Hide"Trey HaleyCarl WeberJuly 30, 2020
146"Casualties of War"Trey HaleyCarl WeberAugust 6, 2020
Part 2
157"Take No Prisoners"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020
168"The Nuclear Option"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020
179"Mothers and Their Sons"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020
1810"I Don't Want to Lose My Queen"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020
1911"Deploy the Drones"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020
2012"The Hunt for Brother X"Trey HaleyCarl WeberDecember 31, 2020