Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross & Laurence Fishburne Co-Star In New ABC Sitcom “Black-ish”
A new sitcom is coming to ABC this fall titled “Black-ish“. It stars comedian Anthony Anderson, the lovely Tracee Ellis Ross and the talented Laurence Fishburne. The sitcom is about an affluent middle-class African-American family, who tries to stay close to its roots. Here’s the show synopis,
Black-ish will follow an upper-middle class black man, intent on raising his kids with some sense of cultural identity, in the face of an assault of constant contradictions and obstacles coming from various directions, insisting that his children be color-blind.
Black-ish is produced by Kenya Harris under Laurence Fishburne’s production company, Cinema Gypsy. The sitcom is loosely based on Kenya’s life situations, here’s what he said,
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.
The show was announced yesterday during ABC Upfronts. It’s set to air this fall on Wednesday’s at 9:30 EST.