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In this comedy series, a successful black man worries that he's losing touch with his African-American culture. With the help of his father, he works to change that by helping his family to have a better sense of who they are and where they came from. The series star Anthony Anderson and airs on ABC.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC
5 Seasons, 104 Episodes
September 24, 2014
Comedy
7.1/10
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown
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Black-ish Full Episode Guide

  • The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

  • Bow makes a new friend at work and Dre thinks she has broken bird syndrome. Meanwhile, Junior transforms his shared room with Jack into a frat house and Ruby and Diane gang up against them.

  • Junior hasn't been doing much at home during his gap year, so Dre decides to put him to work as an intern at Stevens & Lido. Junior is astonished to see Dre's co-workers say offensive things and Dre letting it slide. Meanwhile, Bow lets Ruby watch Devante after the nanny quits; and Ruby has a hard time following Bow's rules.

  • Bow's mom, Alicia, visits the family for the first time since the loss of Bow's dad, and she is still heavily grieving. Bow decides to throw a big luau-themed party for what would have been her dad's next birthday. Meanwhile, Mason has an extra ticket to an MMA fight and invites Diane on the same night as the party.

  • The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in middle school. Dre and Bow take it upon themselves to protect them from bullies by putting together the best haunted house and invite the whole seventh grade. Meanwhile, Junior starts spending time with a girl from Ruby's choir and Ruby doesn't know how to feel about it.

  • The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it's causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

  • After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

  • Dre and Bow are living separate lives and switching off with the kids. They start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own. Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon with all the amenities, and Bow doesn't think it's suitable for the kids.

  • The Johnson kids attempt to keep their emotions in check after an estranged Dre and Bow try "nesting," taking turns living in the family house separately to give each other space. But tensions mount as the family gathers together for Junior's high school gratulation.

  • Tensions are high between Dre and Bow as their contractor arrives to remodel the kitchen, realizing they have grown apart. Dre reflects on the good times in his relationship with Bow.

  • Dre and Bow have been fighting more than usual, and they decide to go back to their therapist who suggests they make time for a date night. Meanwhile, after Devante's first birthday party, the bouncy house gets left behind, and Jack and Diane take advantage of it in different ways.

  • The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A's - and he does! Meanwhile, Bow's brother Johan is in town and he doesn't get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

  • When Junior is accepted to Howard and Stanford, Dre tries to convince him to attend his alma mater. Meanwhile, Jack develops a comedy style and Ruby decides she's going to manage his career, forcing Diane to compete for her attention.

  • Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops' 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad's past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say "yes" to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.

  • When Jack and Diane get in trouble at school, Dre and Bow have to figure out the right balance of discipline and support so that their kids aren't too afraid of authority nor entitled either. Meanwhile, Ruby thinks Junior's Spanish teacher is flirting with him, and he begins to realize that girls at school are starting to check him out.

  • Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend's grandmother after school.

  • Dre and Bow's morning routine with the kids is changing now that Bow is taking some time off work. Meanwhile, Junior bonds with Diane now that he is in charge of driving his siblings to school.

  • Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on "The Talk," which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.

  • Dre's sister Rhonda is in town and Ruby has a talk with them about her inheritance. Meanwhile, Bow's sister Santamonica is also in town and she hires Junior to become her assistant.

  • Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave. Meanwhile, Ruby gives the twins a "workaround" plan to get out of doing homework.

  • Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he's resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane's help.

  • Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido's new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

  • Bow keeps in touch with Dre's incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar's future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she's been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

  • Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.

  • An incident at school threatens Junior's future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.

  • Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend, Megan.

  • Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

  • Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartem depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.

  • In the fourth-season opener, the family attend a school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by its inaccuracies. This inspires him to get Aloe Blacc to help him create a catchy song intended to raise awareness about a black holiday.

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Black-ish Video Clips & Extras

Bow Finally Made a Friend Clip (01:47)