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Black-ish (ABC 2014, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross)

Black-ish

In sitcom Black-ish Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

From ABC’s press release, March 2016… Andre “Dre” Johnson and his physician wife, Rainbow, are living the American dream: great careers, four beautiful kids and a home in an upper middle class neighborhood. With a little help from Pops and Ruby, Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future. Loosely based on show-creator Kenya Barris’ life, the series tackles a wide array of timely social issues with humor and humanity.

cast
Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson
Jenifer Lewis as Ruby
Laurence Fishburne as Pops
Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr.
Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson

key behind the scenes crew
Anthony Anderson as Executive Producer
E. Brian Dobbins as Executive Producer
Helen Sugland as Executive Producer
James Griffiths as Director of pilot
Kenya Barris as Creator/Executive Producer
Larry Wilmore as Executive Producer
Laurence Fishburne as Executive Producer
Paul Young as Executive Producer
Peter Principato as Executive Producer
Tom Russo as Executive Producer

show type
sitcom

broadcast from
9/24/2014 –

network and production companies
ABC
ABC Studios
Cinema Gypsy Productions
Principato-Young Entertainment