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ABC's new television show Black-ish crosses right over the color line and jumps precisely into the heart of the cultural divide. Coming this fall, this is an endearing yet funny show that boasts an all-star cast: Anthony Anderson as funny and loveable father Andre, Tracee Ellis Ross as the level headed mother Rainbow, and Pops, the watchful eye of the family played by Laurence Fishburne.

Andre and Rainbow are the parents of four beautiful children and reside in an affluent neighborhood far from where Andre grew up with his father. Though Rainbow is proud of her husband and the life that he has provided for them, Andre is concerned that his children are loosing their culture. Black-ish takes you through Andre's journey to maintain the culture that he knows while allowing his family to assimilate to the lifestyle that is now. Anyone raising a family in today's ever changing society can appreciate and relate to the sincere message of the show.

Wednesday 9:30 PM et/pt on ABC
3 Seasons, 73 Episodes
September 24, 2014
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marsai Martin, Marcus Scribner
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  • Initially wary, Dre embraces throwing Bow's baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.

  • Dre tearfully drops Zoey off to college for her two-day orientation, and she hits it off with fellow incoming freshman Miriam after they ditch the campus tour. They are smitten upon meeting Aaron, who is running the Black Student Union booth at the club fair. When Zoey finds out that Dre never turned in her housing application, she pays a visit to President Schock and Dean Parker to plead for mercy.

  • Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

  • When Zoey is accepted to several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel sentimental. Meanwhile, Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

  • Dre becomes envious of his sister's relationship with Pops. Meanwhile, Dre and Bow encourage Zoey to take Junior to a high-school party; and the twins feel like they're soon to be forgotten, so they start to live life to the fullest.

  • Dre is thrilled about a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest it plays on stereotypes.

  • Dre thinks it would be beneficial for him and his unborn child to take paternity leave.

  • When Janine gives Diane a white Girlstory doll for her birthday, Bow tries to return it for a black doll but is appalled by the lack of options.

  • Dre gets jury duty. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house to better express themselves, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

  • When Dre goes to Compton for a funeral, he encounters his old crew and struggles with survivor's remorse for the friends he left behind. Meanwhile, Bow feels insecure when Ruby criticizes her parenting style.

  • Dre and Bow have a gender reveal party, and Dre is thrilled because it's his turn to name the baby. He decides on a culturally significant name that Bow and Ruby aren't a fan of. Meanwhile, Zoey's plan to have an anti-Valentine's Day with her friend Shelly is thwarted when Junior asks Shelly out on a date, so Diane tries to fill in as Zoey's BFF.

  • Bow persuades Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to handle his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

  • Tension escalates at Dre's work following the presidential election. Even though it's been eight weeks since election night, no one is being productive. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president.

  • When Diane stumbles on some inappropriate websites, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet free-zone and deal with the backlash.

  • With Zoey leaving for college soon, Dre is determined to create the best family Christmas ever. Meanwhile, Bow babysits Gigi's newborn and reflects on just how difficult mothering a baby is.

  • Bow encourages Dre to use his connections and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he refuses to allow his daughter to rely on nepotism. When Bow finds Zoey a place at the hospital, Dre successfully pulls some strings at Teen Vogue.

  • Bow must address unresolved feelings about her own biracial identity when Junior brings home his first girlfriend, who happens to be white. Dre is handling a big project for a client at work and relies on Charlie to teach him how to relate to the campaign's white, female point-person. Meanwhile, Zoey needs extra credit for her design class, and asks Jack and Diane if she can remodel their room.

  • When Jack and Diane bring home the results of their career tests, Dre and Bow try to accept the reality that Jack may have a blue-collar future. Meanwhile, Ruby believes Diane is possessed with a little help from Junior and Zoey.

  • Dre issues Junior a warning after he embarrasses Dre during a basketball game. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween.

  • At work, Dre offers his opinion about how black people are perceived now versus when he grew up. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend more time with the kids before the new baby arrives and seeks advice from Pops on how to make them want to be around her.

  • Junior runs for class president. Even though he is overqualified for the job, he can't seem to make a connection with his fellow classmates.

  • When Dre discovers Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he seeks guidance from family members and coworkers. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and instantly begins to annoy Dre.

  • In the third season premiere, Dre decides to take his kids on a vacation he never experienced as a child - a trip to Disney World.

  • When Dre falls asleep while watching a "Good Times" marathon, he dreams he and his family are characters in the show.

  • The flu has hit the Johnson residence, and with things in flux at work, Dre is determined to avoid catching the bug at all costs, but must take care of the whole family.

  • Dre has always felt he didn't have much in common with his oldest son, but when he finally meets Junior's cool friends, Dre is all in and happy that his son may have the opportunity for an actual social life.

  • Dre has modeled his life after the families he grew up watching on TV, but when he discovers he may lose his job, he becomes anxious. Meanwhile, Bow tries to prove herself when she's put in charge of the school auction.

  • Dre's sister, Rhonda, is getting married to her girlfriend, Sharon, and talk of the upcoming nuptials leads to a conversation between Dre and Bow about the patriarchal convention of taking the man's last name.

  • When Dre and Bow realize they don't have a legal guardian for their kids, they must decide who would care for them in the event of tragedy. Meanwhile, Zoey and Junior reveal the truth to Jack about their old dog's death and other family secrets he naively accepted.

  • Bow convinces Dre to hire a nanny. After several interviews that are total flops, they meet Vivian, who impresses them with her desire to take care of the whole family, including Dre and Bow.

  • For a school project, Jack and Diane create biographies for each other. Diane decides to film Jack's budding basketball career.

  • Dre and Bow struggle with the right answers when the kids ask some difficult questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager.

  • Jack and Diane are tired of being twins and convince Dre and Bow to allow them to explore their lives as individuals.

  • After a month of heavy spending, Dre and Bow re-evaluate their finances. Dre's crazy accountant, James Brown, has always been their go-to money guy, but when the topic of finances gets brought up at work, Mr. Stevens suggests Dre get a second opinion.

  • Dre has always been okay with Pops dating, but when it comes to Ruby, it's a different story. When Ruby invites Dre and Bow to meet the new man in her life, Dre is immediately up in arms.

  • When Dre's best childhood friend, Gigi, visits the family, Bow feels left out.

  • Dre is concerned with the commercialization of Christmas. Pops plans for less presents and more quality family time. The kids are on their best behavior hoping it will result in more presents. Dre's coworkers have him feeling uncertain about his new traditions.

  • Dre has always supported his childhood crew, but when one of them comes to stay at the house for a few days, Bow thinks he is taking advantage of Dre's generosity.

  • Bow prepares for the family's Christmas card photo shoot; Dre takes Junior and Jack to his lifelong barber, but things don't go as intended.

  • Dre relies on a little pharmaceutical assistance to survive a flight to take Zoey to check out Bow's alma mater, Brown University.

  • When Dre's rowdy nieces and nephews join the family for Halloween, he thinks they could help his kids toughen up. Meanwhile, Dre's cousin who used to torment him makes a surprise visit.

  • The family learns the power of "yes."

  • When Dre is traumatized by his annual physical, Pops explains his generation's strong aversion towards healthcare and makes a confession.

  • Dre considers purchasing a gun after a break-in down the street, but Bow doesn't agree. Meanwhile, Junior is determined to protect the family from cyberterrorism.

  • In the second season premiere, Jack uses the N-word during a school talent show; and the family examine the evolution and use of the N-word in American culture.

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