Black-ish Information

Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014-15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family. The series premiered on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 9:30 pm Eastern/8:30 pm Central.

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre 'Dre' Johnson Sr., an African-American advertising executive
  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Dre's wife, Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson, a mixed-race anesthesiologist who was raised by hippies
  • Yara Shahidi as Dre's and Rainbow's fifteen-year-old daughter, Zoey, a popular student who is obsessed with social media
  • Marcus Scribner as Dre's and Rainbow's thirteen-year-old son, Andre Jr., a so-called "nerd" who is confused by the world around him
  • Miles Brown as Dre's and Rainbow's six-year-old son, Jack, who idolizes his father
  • Marsai Martin as Dre's and Rainbow's six-year-old daughter, Diane, who considers herself smarter and more mature than her twin brother
Recurring cast

  • Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Dre's father
  • Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Dre's boss
  • Jeff Meacham as Josh
  • Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy
  • Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Dre's mother

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 greenlit 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.

Critical reception

Black-ish has been met with generally positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the show a rating of 86% based on 56 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The site's consensus states, "Although it seems uncertain of its target audience, Black-ish ingratiates with a diverse cast and engaging cultural issues." Metacritic gave the show a score of 77 out of 100, based on 30 "generally favorable" reviews. Rolling Stone's December 4, 2014 issue called it "one of the only new network comedies worth watching," praising in particular Laurence Fishburn's performance.


In Canada, the series is simulcast on City.


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