Another interesting midseason sitcom picked up by ABC is Black-Ish. It’s about a suburban upper middle class black family living in a mostly white community. The Johnson family deals with issues of identity, culture, and class. The father character Andre wonders if his family is forgetting their black roots while in the process of quickly assimilating into an affluent lifestyle. Black-Ish is loosely based on the life of writer and producer Kenya Barris. The show is executive produced by the staring actors, Anthony Anderson (Andre, father) and Lawrence Fishburne (Pops, grandfather), along with Peter Principato, Paul Young, and Larry Wilmore (whose taking over The Colbert Report with his own show, The Minority Report). Co-staring with Anthony Anderson and Lawrence Fishburne is Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays the mother, Rainbow.
Anthony Anderson Talks About New Show ‘Black-Ish’ And Upcoming Projects