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'black-ish' Moves to ABC's Fall Schedule, New Series 'Call Your Mother' Pushed to Midseason

The critically acclaimed series black-ish has been moved to ABC’s fall schedule, less than 24 hours after the network announced that the show would premiere in a mid-season slot.

Call Your Mother, a new comedy series starring Kyra Sedgwick, has been pulled from the schedule and it will air in the mid-season.

black-ish has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events and honoring Black voices through the lens of the Johnson family. After speaking with Kenya Barris and our creative partners, we decided it was important to tell these meaningful stories during this moment in time, so we are adjusting our premiere schedule and are committed to doing whatever it takes to bring this series back as soon as we possibly can,” ABC president Karey Burke said in a statement. “Following recent monumental events, it’s imperative that the dialogue continues and empowers viewers to raise their voices, and there is no other show that does that like black-ish.”

black-ish, which stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, will air on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c.

Check out the full schedule right now!

'Black-ish' Episode About Police Brutality Re-Airs Amid Protests

An old, yet sadly timely episode of Black-ish is airing again.

Kenya Barris, the show’s creator, revealed that the 2016 episode “Hope,” which centers around police brutality, was re-airing on Tuesday night (June 2) amid protests nationwide against systemic racism and police brutality after the murder of George Floyd.

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“It’s been 1,562 days since we first shared that episode with the world and it breaks my heart on so many levels that this episode feels just as timely as it did then and eerily prescient to what’s happening to black people in this country today,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Black rights are human rights, and this continued injustice impacts all of us. So while we hope these episodes can bring your families together in watching and learning, the real hope is that it inspires you to join us in demanding liberty and justice for all – once and for all.”

Here’s a plot summary: “‘Hope’ centers on the Johnson family reacting to a court case involving a black teenager who was allegedly a victim of police violence. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) are then at odds about how to discuss the situation with their kids when they start asking questions about it. While one parent wants to discuss the tarnished legal system and how it treats black people, the other wants to take a more hopeful approach.”

Here are ways to help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

'Black-ish' Renewed for Sixth Season, Prequel Series Confirmed

ABC just announced that Black-ish has been renewed for a sixth season AND a prequel series called Mixed-ish has been ordered to series!

The new prequel series will follow a younger version of Tracee Ellis Ross‘ character Rainbow and it is set in the 1980s.

Mixed-ish “revolves around young Bow (Arica Himmell) as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’90s and the dilemmas they faced over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves when her parents move from a hippie commune to the suburbs,” according to THR.

The first episode of the series was set to air on May 7 as an episode of Black-ish, but the episode is now being held for the fall.

Also starring in the new series are Tika Sumpter, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress.

'Black-ish' Prequel Series Reportedly in the Works at ABC

Black-ish may be getting another spinoff!

ABC is reportedly in early development for a possible prequel surrounding a young version of Tracee Ellis Ross‘ character, Rainbow.

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The idea will be filmed in March as an episode of Black-ish but does not yet have an air date.

Casting has yet to begin and writers are still finalizing deals with the network.

This would be the second spinoff from the hugely popular show, which debuted Grown-ish back in 2017 on Freeform. The series follows star Yara Shahidi as her character, Zoey, goes off to college.

Tracee Ellis Ross & Anthony Anderson Join 'black-ish' Cast at FYC Event

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross walk the carpet while attending a “For Your Consideration” event for black-ish on Saturday (April 28) at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.

The on-screen couple was joined by co-stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, and Anna Deveare Smith.

black-ish was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys for the last two years so the producers are definitely hoping it snags another nom this year!

Make sure to watch new episodes of black-ish on Tuesday nights on ABC.

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black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, & More Attend SAG Awards 2018!

Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson hit the red carpet at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 21) in Los Angeles.

The two actors were joined at the event by their black-ish co-stars Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Jenifer Lewis.

Anthony is nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and the full cast is up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

FYI: Tracee is wearing a Ralph & Russo Haute Couture dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Yara is wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Marsai is wearing a Miri Couture dress and Andrea Groussman jewelry. Marcus is wearing a Lena Kasparian suit, Cadogan shirt, dha|ONE tie, Versace shoes, and accessories by Dan Tang and Susan Eisen. Anthony is wearing an Isaia tuxedo, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Neil Lane lapel pin. His wife Alvina is wearing a Zac Posen dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Alexis Bittar jewelry.

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'Black-ish' Spinoff is Reportedly Heading to Freeform

The Black-ish spinoff starring Yara Shahidi might have found a new home.

While the show has not yet officially been picked up yet, it has been reported that the spinoff will be heading to Freeform instead of on ABC.

Yara stars on Black-ish as Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross)’s daughter Zoey Johnson. The spinoff series would follow Zoey as she heads off to college.

Earlier this spring, a pilot episode aired on ABC and was received well by viewers, but the show would fit in better with Freeform’s millennial demographic, Deadline reports.

Black-ish
has already been picked up for a fourth season on ABC.