There’s a new family sitcom headed to ABC and this one is sure to cause a stir.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne are set to star in Black-ish, this fall.
The comedy will focus on a middle-class family struggling to raise their children with a sense of cultural identity while being the only black folks in sight.
The show is produced by Laurence Fishburneâ€™s production company, Cinema Gypsy and written by Kenya Barris, who says it’s loosely based on his own life.
â€œI decided to do this project when I looked up and realized that everywhere I go Iâ€™m constantly the fly in buttermilk… Iâ€™m usually THE Black guy at work. Weâ€™re THE Black family in the neighborhood. My kids are basically THE Black kids at school. I think itâ€™s kind of a situation of be careful what you wish for. Itâ€™s almost in like moving on up, Iâ€™ve sort of priced myself â€œoutâ€ of being Black,” he said.
Black-ish will air this Fall on Wednesdays at 9:30|8:30c on ABC.
Check out the sneak peek!