Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne to star in new ABC sitcom ‘Black-ish’

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While ABC hasn’t been the most successful when it comes producing black family sitcoms, the network has decided to get their feet wet again, with a new series starring Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross, titled “Black-ish.”

The new family sitcom, which is due to air on ABC this fall follows Andre Johnson, an upper-middle class black man with a great job, a gorgeous wife, four unique children and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. While the Johnson family seems to have it all together, has success brought too much assimilation to this urban family?

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Kenya Barris, one of the shows writers commented on the pilot.

“I decided to do this project when I looked up and realized that everywhere I go, I’m constantly the fly in buttermilk … I’m usually the black guy at work. We’re the black family in the neighborhood. My kids are basically the black kids at school. I think it’s kind of a situation of, be careful what you wish for. It’s almost in like moving on up, I’ve sort of priced myself “out” of being black.”

“Black-ish” will air Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST|8:30 p.m. CST this fall on ABC! Will you be watching? – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

R. Hawkins
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