ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Black-Ish’ From Anthony Anderson

ABC Orders Comedy Pilot 'Black-Ish' From Anthony Anderson

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“The Game” writer Kenya Barris will pen the half-hour comedy

Comedian and actor Anthony Anderson will star in and executive produce the comedy pilot, “Black-Ish,” for ABC.

Kenya Barris (“The Game,” “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”) will write the half hour, single-camera comedy.

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The project follows “an upper-middle class Black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.”

“Black-Ish” is produced by Laurence Fishburne‘s Cinema Gypsy (“Akeelah and the Bee”) and Principato Young Entertainment (“Reno 911!”) for ABC Studios.

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“Black-Ish” goes into contention for series pickup alongside ABC's previously announced comedy pilots “An American Education,” a remake of British comedy “Bad Education”; fairy tale musical “Galavant” from Dan Fogelman; “Irreversible,” based on the Israeli series “Bilti Hafich”; cop comedy, “Strange Calls,” based on the Australian series; and an untitled Jeff Lowell romantic comedy.

  • Greg Burgin Sr.

    Title suggestion: “Father knows less”
    For A. Anderson new pilot.
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