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black-ish

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Photo Credit:  Craig Sjodin / ABC
  • Premiered: 
    September 24, 2014
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the real life of Kenya Barris 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Loosely based on the life of writer and series creator Kenya Barris, BLACK-ISH is a single-camera comedy that centers on Andre 'Dre' Johnson, an upper middle-class black man, who is determined to find a way for his family to hold onto its cultural identity, while still living the American dream. Dre has a great job at Relevant Advertising, a physician wife Rainbow, four beautiful kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs, but he's concerned that their success has caused the family to grow out of touch with their heritage. When his son announces he wants a Bar Mitzvah, it hits Dre that it's time to act. Dre's opinionated, old school father, Pops, and his liberal wife have very different opinions about how Dre should handle his personal and professional lives. Ultimately, Dre's family helps him realize that the best way to live is by embracing the new while honoring the past. He decides to throw his son a hip-hop Bro Mitzvah and the successful event inspires him to create a multicultural ad campaign that wows everyone at the office. BLACK-ISH returned for its second season on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:30pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "THE Word," Jack performs the song "Gold Digger" at a school talent show and when he sings a lyric that includes THE word, it leads to his possible expulsion from school. Dre and Bow work together to get him reinstated, and along the way, examine the evolution of THE word through the generations and just who, if anyone, has the right to use it. Season 3 of BLACK-ISH premiered on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:30pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "VIP," Dre decides to take his family to Walt Disney World on the magical, first-class vacation experience he was never able to have as a kid. With the help of a VIP tour guide, Dre and the kids take full advantage of their VIP status. Meanwhile, Bow, Pops and Ruby set off on their own adventure. Season 4 of BLACK-ISH premiered on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Juneteenth," the Johnsons go to Jack and Diane's school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren't enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc (guest starring as himself) at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.
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On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Sugar Daddy," the mid-season finale of BLACK-ISH. Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he's resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane's help.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ABC Studios

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 4, 2015: Rainbow 'Bow' Johnson & Andre 'Dre' Johnson renew their vows
  • May 10, 2017: Devante Matthew Johnson is born