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Thread started 05/08/14 11:11pm

Hudson

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ABC picks up sitcom "Black-ish" starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne (trailer inside)



Black-ish: Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is about to be promoted to Vice President of Relevant Advertising. He and his physician wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), are living the American dream: great careers, four beautiful kids, and a Colonial home in an upper middle class neighborhood. However, Dre starts to see his perfect life differently when he discovers that he's being promoted to "Urban" VP at his firm and in the same week, his son announces that he wants to have a Bar Mitzvah. All of a sudden it hits Dre: Has success brought too much assimilation? Is his family of out of Touch with their own identity? Dre's opinionated, old school father, Pops (Laurence Fishburne), and his liberal wife have very different opinions about how Dre should handle the promotion and Dre Jr.'s birthday request. But Dre has it all under control. In order to prove that he hasn't lost Touch with his roots, he presents an extreme version of an "Urban" marketing campaign at work that raises more than a few eyebrows. He also decides to throw an African Rites of Passage ceremony for his mortified son. 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. Living the American dream isn't easy, but Dre is determined to find a way to hold onto his cultural identity while embracing a new future in this comedy that is written and loosely based on the life of Kenya Barris (The Game), and executive produced by Larry Wilmore (Bernie Mac).

ABC Greenlights 'Selfie', 'Manhattan Love Story', 'Agent Carter', 'Forever', 'How to Get Away With Murder', 'Black-ish', 'American Crime', 'Galavant' & 'The Whispers'

Will you watch?

[Edited 5/13/14 17:35pm]

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Reply #1 posted 05/09/14 5:02am

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hmmm Seems a little silly but I'm willing to give it a chance and watch it.

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Reply #2 posted 05/09/14 6:02am

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I like Ellis-Ross and Anderson, so I'm willing to check it out. I just hope the writers don't go overboard with bad stereotyping.


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Reply #3 posted 05/09/14 8:48am

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I'll watch the first episode, at least. shrug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/14 9:56am

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chocolate1 said:

I like Ellis-Ross and Anderson, so I'm willing to check it out. I just hope the writers don't go overboard with bad stereotyping.

(with regards to the bad stereotyping) As long as the handle it the way All In The Family did -mostly by backfiring.

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Reply #5 posted 05/13/14 5:34pm

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Here's ABC's 2014-15 primetime schedule.

MONDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars

10:00 p.m. “Castle

TUESDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Selfie”

8:30 p.m. “Manhattan Love Story”

9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

10:00 p.m. “Forever”

WEDNESDAY:

8:00 p.m. “The Middle

8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs

9:00 p.m. “Modern Family

9:30 p.m. “Black-ish”

10:00 p.m. “Nashville

THURSDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy

9:00 p.m. “Scandal

10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

FRIDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing

8:30 p.m. “Cristela”

9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank

10:00 p.m. “20/20

SATURDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football

SUNDAY:

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos

8:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time

9:00 p.m. “Resurrection”

10:00 p.m. “Revenge

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #6 posted 05/13/14 5:47pm

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This does not look promising. lol

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Reply #7 posted 05/14/14 3:21am

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Hudson said:




Umm.... neutral

I'll still try to watch it before it's cancelled after 2 episodes. lol


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Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

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Reply #8 posted 05/14/14 5:05am

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sigh The only one who is funny-ish is Fishburne. If the show will be any indication of what was presented in this trailer, then I'm not hopeful....however, I'll still tune in to watch the first few episodes to support it and give it a chance.

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Reply #9 posted 05/15/14 2:41am

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I'll say this...If they can get 70% of the SAME viewers that fell in Love with "My Wife & Kids" then the show will last 5-plus years. It's hard for Black sitcoms to make it on ABC, CBS & NBC....

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How much y'all wanna bet some people will CONFUSE Tracee Ellis Ross with Chef Carla from "The Chew"?...LOL...That is going to happen...

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Reply #10 posted 05/15/14 8:38pm

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Abc doesn't hold on to these kinds of shows (all that stereo typing). The show seems doomed.

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Reply #11 posted 05/18/14 8:38pm

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Wednesday at 9:30? eek Oh hell to the naw! Unless CBS has a major brainfart and puts Criminal Minds on a different day or timeslot, I won't be watching this. shrug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #12 posted 05/19/14 3:34am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Wednesday at 9:30? eek Oh hell to the naw! Unless CBS has a major brainfart and puts Criminal Minds on a different day or timeslot, I won't be watching this. shrug




omfg doh!
You're right!! Oh no... DVR at best...


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Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

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Reply #13 posted 05/20/14 9:31pm

Gunsnhalen

They can all do better honestly. Anthony Anderson is actually a really good actor. He had some great dramatic roles in The Shield, Hustle & Flow, and The departed.

And Lawrence of course has had many great roles. But recently they have been doing below average comedies or action flicks... meh.

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Reply #14 posted 05/20/14 9:32pm

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I'll say this...If they can get 70% of the SAME viewers that fell in Love with "My Wife & Kids" then the show will last 5-plus years. It's hard for Black sitcoms to make it on ABC, CBS & NBC....

****************************************************************************

How much y'all wanna bet some people will CONFUSE Tracee Ellis Ross with Chef Carla from "The Chew"?...LOL...That is going to happen...

lol i remember my grandparents liking My Wife And KIds. Cause it was a ''good clean show''

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

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Reply #15 posted 05/20/14 10:52pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

lol i remember my grandparents liking My Wife And KIds. Cause it was a ''good clean show''

I like Damon and Tiesha. I tried to give the show a chance but I wasnt feeling it. It was a bonafide Hit for ABC. I don't care for any of the Sitcom shows created from 2000 to 2014. I miss the 90's sappy shows like "Full House", "Growing Pains", "Family Matters", "Perfect Strangers"...That's when TGIF was Good....

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Reply #16 posted 05/21/14 1:26pm

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Anthony got a quick gig after the cancellation of Jimmy Fallon's "Guys With Kids" on NBC! I've lost count of his other cancellations. But he is a funny dude! Tracee after witnessing a sharp tongue lashing she gave someone on "GirlFriends" for asking her about her mama. I don't like her attitude. But at least the pilot got picked up. Hopefully it will last...

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Reply #17 posted 05/21/14 3:46pm

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It will scare white America, hoping I am wrong. We shall see just how open minded the country is.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 05/21/14 5:02pm

datdude

I'm sorry but cultural negation and cluelessness are too serious for me to be made light of and I have a great sense of humor. I won't be checkin' for it. Wouldn't be surprised if it does well. If it lasts, I hope it gets better than that trailer. REALLY, a "rites of passage" as an INTRO to African-ness....SIGH eek

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Reply #19 posted 05/21/14 5:21pm

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That's not Laurence Fishburne. It's Samuel Jackson. eek

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Reply #20 posted 05/23/14 4:49pm

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3rdeyedude said:

That's not Laurence Fishburne. It's Samuel Jackson. eek

WHAT?????

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I don't ever want to be
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Reply #21 posted 05/23/14 8:11pm

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datdude said:

I'm sorry but cultural negation and cluelessness are too serious for me to be made light of and I have a great sense of humor. I won't be checkin' for it. Wouldn't be surprised if it does well. If it lasts, I hope it gets better than that trailer. REALLY, a "rites of passage" as an INTRO to African-ness....SIGH eek

Have you ever seen All In The Family?

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Reply #22 posted 05/23/14 11:19pm

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For some reason I'm incredibly amused by the completely unrelated hyperlinks in this story.

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Reply #23 posted 05/25/14 10:56am

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Even if this show is good, it will most likely fail. It's hard for new sitcoms to survive on ABC, let alone a black sitcom. And they put it in the 8:30 CST slot which is the Wednesday night kiss of death. I, myself use that particular time slot to take out the garbage and wash my dishes before Nashville comes on. I do hope I'm wrong but I'm probably not. I will be adding it to my DVR list.

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