Pilot News: Girlfriends' Tracee Ellis Ross Joins Anthony Anderson's ABC Comedy

Tracee Ellis Ross Anthony Anderson Pilot NBCAnd in today’s second bit of TV news involving the word “girlfriends”Girlfriends alum Tracee Ellis Ross has joined the cast of Anthony Anderson’s ABC pilot, formerly known as Black-ish.

Ross will play Anderson’s wife in the half-hour, single-camera comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series, written by Kenya Barris (The Game), follows 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 (Hannibal‘s Laurence Fishburne) and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.

Ross’ recent TV gigs include roles on Private Practice and CSI.

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  1. Andy says:

    “Formerly known as”? When did they decide to no longer call it Black-ish?

  2. Teeny Bikini says:

    Interesting. I liker her.

  3. the girl says:

    I am so looking forward to this show and this casting does nothing to abate that. I really hope this gets picked up!

  4. Angie Howard says:

    I love Anthony Anderson and Ross is funny…I just hope that they have chemistry and the show gets picked up!!

  5. Greg Burgin Sr. says:

    Title suggestion: “Father knows less”