Pilot Scoop: Laurence Fishburne to Play Anthony Anderson's Old School Dad in ABC's Black-ish

Serie 'CSI'Hannibal‘s Laurence Fishburne is looking to lighten things up next fall.

The actor has officially joined the cast of Black-ish, ABC’s Anthony Anderson-fronted comedy pilot about 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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Fishburne will recur as the aforementioned old school father. (Fun fact: Fishburne is an EP on Black-ish, so I guess you could say he had an inside track on the role.)

The potential series is being penned by Kenya Barris (The Game).

Fishburne, who could conceivably juggle Black-ish with a potential third season of Hannibal, is also currently developing a drama series for HBO.

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8 Comments
  1. nate says:

    damn this is like the thi
    rd show he’s gonna be on

  2. the girl says:

    This makes me anticipate Black-ish even more. So far, so good.

  3. ivy says:

    in the second season trailer for Hannibal it looks like he figures Hannibal out and he gets stabbed in the neck so now i’m guessing that trailer shows his character death .

  4. Aeol says:

    Awesome!! I loved him in Snakes on a Plane and he is so funny in those Capital One commercials! :))

    • Nikki says:

      You do realize that was Samuel L. Jackson not Laurence Fishburne

      • Aeol says:

        You do realize that a major entertainment reporter blew an interview with Samuel L Jackson this morning when he mistook Jackson for Fishburne, and Jackson totally went ham on the guy, and it’s been all over most entertainment websites all day?
        Oh, whatever happened to a sense of humor…

  5. Thought 1) Oh god, Jack is dead.
    Thought 2) This sounds really good.

  6. Me says:

    Both Fishburne and Anthony Anderson are hot!! I’d love to be in the middle of their father-son sandwich!

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