Tracee Ellis-Ross “Black-ish” Gets Picked Up By ABC
You may recall in February when we reported Tracee Ellis-Ross had signed on for the cast of Anthony Anderson’s pilot for “Black-ish” on ABC. Well congratulations to the pair since ABC recently announced they will be picking up the show for their 2014-15 TV roster.
As mentioned, the series will center around Anderson’s character, an “upper-middle-class Black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.”
Ross recently shared the news with her 300,000+ Instagram followers:
“Yup we’re #Blackish …this is a dream and yet it’s reality! @kenyab_in_imax3d #KenyaBarris #LaurenceFishburne @AnthonyAnderson #LarryWilmore and MEEEEE …thank you ABC.”
The actress will play alongside Anderson as his liberal wife and also expressed:
“This is how I feel right now…#goodthingshappening.”
Laurence Fishburne will be executive producer of the show and make some re-occurring appearances as the old-school dad.
Anderson recently appeared in NBC’s short-lived comedy Guys With Kids. He’s also been tapped to host the NBC game show Wall of Fame. Tracee Ellis-Ross is arguably best known for her role as the ambitious Joan Clayton on the CW network’s Girlfriends. This will be ABC’s sixth comedy pilot this season and it’s second African-American themed drama pilot so far. We’re looking forward to some honest laughs.
Congrats to the cast!