Pilot Scoop: ABC Orders Anthony Anderson-Fronted Single-Camera Comedy Black-ish

Anthony Anderson Black-ishAnthony Anderson is back in the half-hour comedy fold with Black-ish, a single camera project that has just received a pilot pickup at ABC.

The potential series, written by Kenya Barris (The Game), finds the Guys With Kids actor playing an upper-middle class black man struggling to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.

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29 Comments
  1. David says:

    Could have potential. I really like him. Kind of disappointed that he has been doing comedies though. He was awesome on Law and Order, Kville, and The Shield.

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  3. DavidSask says:

    I was one of few who loved GWK, It would be great if they could cast Tempestt as his wife again!

    • Nicole says:

      Another few but proud GWK fan here. Looking forward to AA in a family comedy again.

    • Zach says:

      I liked it too. AA was one of the better half of the performers (with Zach Cregger and Erinn Hayes).

    • Ram510 says:

      Nice to see that I wasn’t the only one who loves GWK, it was the best new comedy of last season!! I like Anthony Anderson and would watch this show but this doesn’t seem like a good fit for ABC

    • Mika02 says:

      This they had great chemistry and comedic timing on GWK. I’ve been waiting for another venue where the could sine again.

    • JB Smooove says:

      signing in to throw my support for GWK. I liked it. It wasn’t great, but wasn’t bad either.

  4. Mark says:

    Uh is it bad that his kids are color blind? Isn’t that what we desire out of today’s youth?

    • dude says:

      I think obviously its important to raise your kids without prejudice but it’s just as important to know and feel connected to your cultural history as well.

      • the girl says:

        Exactly. We can find ways to respect the backgrounds of others without losing a sense of pride and respect for who we are and where we come from.

        I am really intrigued by this idea and will probably watch it. Put me down as one of those Guys With Kids fans who was sad to see it go. I also believe in the need to instill youth with pride for self and culture, so this sounds like it could be really awesome.

    • Alex says:

      The show sounds like a stinker. Instead of making race a focal point, why don’t they try to make it FUNNY? Race should not be a factor in that.

  5. Riana says:

    I don’t think this would get enough viewers on Network TV. It’s not a good idea to put anything Race-related in the title. Perhaps if they retitle it, it could have a chance.

    • Zach says:

      I think that should give it an edge. There are a lot of minorities, and not so many on TV. It would be the only of its kind.

      • Tai says:

        I agree. Sounds pretty interesting and if played right could be both funny and good. Rare pairing these days in comedy. Overall I would just enjoy watching a show with people of color not playing stereotypical roles. This sounds like it could be that show. Sounds like.

  6. MTB says:

    No way. Black man struggling? What network is going to pick this up?

  7. Ally Oop says:

    Pass

  8. Ethel says:

    Hope they change the title as it is too close to Blacklist and viewers are easily confused. Like him and hope this succeeds as I was also a fan of GWK.MIss him on L&O.

  9. Bob says:

    Sorry, but I think Anthony Anderson is just a mediocre actor/comedian. This show will fail.

    • Marine says:

      Oh no! he’s great! Have you seen him in Treme? He played Derek a waiter, this guy is so funny!
      But this new show doesn’t seem cool enough for him

  10. bettysuit says:

    Anthony Anderson is a talent. This idea does not seem great, so hopefully the show will deliver as a total package. I want him to win so badly. It is overdue and his performances are always a pleasure to watch.

  11. Will says:

    It’s going to be on ABC so at best it’ll probably get a few episodes beyond the initial 13 and then canceled.

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