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Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Accused Of Stealing Show Idea In $1M+ Lawsuit

Just two days after inking an overall feature films deal at 20th Century Fox, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was hit with a more than $1M lawsuit today claiming he ripped off the idea for the hit ABC comedy "Plaintiff is informed and believes that at some point between the end of 2006 and September 2014, Defendant Barris using Plaintiffs idea for the Original Untitled Script wrote, developed and shopped the pilot episode for Black-ish without Plaintiff s knowledge or ...Read More... //

Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Deal at Fox

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall deal at 20th Century Fox for the development of future big-screen projects, TheWrap has learned. Barris currently has an overall deal at ABC studios, where he will continue to executive produce Black-ish while producing new projects for the network, as well as the streaming and cable platforms. The film pact will be administered through Barris new production company, Khalabo Ink Society. ...Read More... //

Black-ish's New Season 3 Poster Could Not Be More Adorable

The Johnsons are back, and they're looking better than ever. Season three of black-ish is still a few weeks away from premiering, but we have your exclusive first look at the key... ...Read More... //

Black-ish Actress Cast as Lead on Amazon Live-Action American Girl Special

Black-ish actress Marsai Martin must be a real doll the ABC star has been cast in the title roleon Amazons upcoming American Girl live-action special, Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story. Based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, Melody centers around a 10-year-old girl whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing, according to Amazon. As a result, Melodys belief in the indivisible promise of our countrys Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy, the official description continued. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by reminding her that its important to stand up for whats right, even when its hard or scary. ...Read More... //

Black-ish Mega Buzz: Season 3 Tackles the Presidential Election

  Black-ish has a bit of a history with Donald Trump . The GOP presidential nominee called ABC's sitcom " the height of racism " back in 2014. You might think Black-ish has something to say about Trump this season. And you'd be right. has learned that the show plans to address the 2016 ...  Read More... //

'Black-ish' Actress Catherine Reitman Casts Real-Life Husband as Fictional Spouse in Comedy 'Workin' Moms'

Philip Sternberg, also Reitman's producing partner, will play one-half of a married couple onscreen. ...Read More... //

Black-ish Star Anthony Anderson on Turning Police Brutality Into Comedy, Fears for Obama

A version of this interview with Anthony Anderson first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazines Down to the Wire Emmy Issue . Whooah! Hi Mama! I know youre watching! Anthony Anderson said in June after earning his second consecutive Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Black-ish . In the hit ABC sitcom, the actor plays ad exec Dre, raising three young children in the Obama era with his surgeon wife ( Tracee Ellis Ross ). TheWrap spoke to Anderson about his work on the show, and how it tackles serious issues in a comedy format.  ...Read More... //

Emmy Contender Tracee Ellis Ross on Black-ish': While You Laugh, Your Mind Can Change

A version of this interview with Tracee Ellis Ross first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazines Down to the Wire Emmy Issue. In her second season as Rainbow Johnson on ABCs hit sitcom Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross secured her first-ever Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her character, a mixed-race surgeon raised by hippies, serves as a counterpoint to Anthony Anderson s ad executive, Dre, as they raise their three young children in the Obama era. ...  Read More... //

'Black-ish' season 2 is free to download on iTunes until Wednesday

Binge alert: The second season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Black-ish is available for free on iTunes. All 24 episodes will be available to download through Wednesday, Aug. 17, including the topical episode Hope, which deals with police brutality. The episode was about having a... ....  Read More... //

Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Is 'So Tired of Talking About Diversity'

"I will be so happy when diversity is not a word."...   Read More... //