|Created by||Kenya Barris|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||21–22 minutes|
|Picture format||720p (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original airing||September 24, 2014|
Black-ish (styled black-ish or `black·ish) is an upcoming American comedy series starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne, that is expected to debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on a middle-class African-American family. The series is scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m., starting September 24, 2014.
Cast and characters
- Anthony Anderson as Andre 'Dre' Johnson
- Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
- Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
- Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr.
- Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
- Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
- Laurence Fishburne as Pops (recurring)
Development and production
Black-ish first appeared on the development slate at ABC in October 2013, when it was reported that the project, which would star Anthony Anderson, had received a script commitment. On January 16, 2014, ABC greenlighted the pilot episode. Two weeks later, Larry Wilmore joined the show as showrunner. In mid-February, Laurence Fishburne was cast as the father of Anderson's character, and Tracee Ellis Ross signed on as the female lead.
On May 8, 2014, ABC picked up the pilot to series for the 2014–15 television season. A few days later, Anderson announced that Larry Wilmore would be stepping down as showrunner early in the show's run due to his forthcoming late night show, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Pilot"||James Griffiths||Kenya Barris||September 24, 2014|
|Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.|
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