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

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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.



Comments (8)

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

    Comment by nate – February 10, 2014 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This makes me anticipate Black-ish even more. So far, so good.

    Comment by the girl – February 10, 2014 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 .

    Comment by ivy – February 10, 2014 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome!! I loved him in Snakes on a Plane and he is so funny in those Capital One commercials! :))

    Comment by Aeol – February 10, 2014 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You do realize that was Samuel L. Jackson not Laurence Fishburne

      Comment by Nikki – February 10, 2014 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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…

        Comment by Aeol – February 10, 2014 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thought 1) Oh god, Jack is dead.
    Thought 2) This sounds really good.

    Comment by Avi Sotonzadeh – February 10, 2014 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Both Fishburne and Anthony Anderson are hot!! I’d love to be in the middle of their father-son sandwich!

    Comment by Me – February 10, 2014 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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