Kenya Barris Discusses his Inspiration Behind Creating “black-ish” – Premieres Tonight


Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.“Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops. “Black-ish” was written by Kenya Barris, who also serves as executive producer.

Check out UB’S Review of The Premiere Episode!

Watch creator Kenya Barris discuss his own personal experiences growing up, raising a family and his inspiration behind creating the new family comedy.

“black-ish” airs tonight at 9:30|8:30c on ABC!

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