The trailer for ABC‘s new sitcom ‘Black-ish’ is making its rounds on the blogospere, so we thought we’d bring it to you on The Burton Wire. What is Black-ish? A new comedy based loosely on the life of writer/producer Kenya Barris. Comedian/actor Anthony Anderson plays the lead, Tracee Ellis Ross as his wife and Laurence Fishburne as his father.
Tambay A. Obenson of Shadow and Act writes:
“Based on Barris’ own life (loosely), Black-ish will follow an upper-middle class black man, intent on raising his kids with some sense of cultural identity, in the face of an assault of constant contradictions and obstacles coming from various directions, insisting that his children be color-blind.
‘I decided to do this project when I looked up and realized that everywhere I go I’m constantly the fly in buttermilk… I’m usually THE Black guy at work. We’re THE Black family in the neighborhood. My kids are basically THE Black kids at school. I think it’s kind of a situation of be careful what you wish for. It’s almost in like moving on up, I’ve sort of priced myself ‘out” of being Black,’ said Barris.
Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy production company is producing the show. ‘Black-ish’ is scheduled to air in the Fall on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST.
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Read more about the ‘Black-ish’ at Shadow and Act.