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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

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Kenya Barris
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Anderson ...  Andre 'Dre' Johnson / ... 96 episodes, 2014-2018
Tracee Ellis Ross ...  Rainbow Johnson / ... 96 episodes, 2014-2018
Marcus Scribner ...  Andre Johnson, Jr. 96 episodes, 2014-2018
Miles Brown ...  Jack Johnson / ... 96 episodes, 2014-2018
Marsai Martin ...  Diane Johnson / ... 96 episodes, 2014-2018
Peter Mackenzie ...  Mr. Stevens / ... 88 episodes, 2014-2018
Yara Shahidi ...  Zoey Johnson / ... 82 episodes, 2014-2018
Jenifer Lewis ...  Ruby / ... 80 episodes, 2014-2018
Jeff Meacham ...  Josh / ... 80 episodes, 2014-2018
Deon Cole ...  Charlie Telphy / ... 72 episodes, 2014-2018
Laurence Fishburne ...  Pops / ... 45 episodes, 2014-2018
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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

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24 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Blackish See more »

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16:9 HD
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Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) & Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) also worked together on Girlfriends (2000) as Joan Clayton & Veretta Childs respectively. See more »

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It's Funny - Let it Go & Enjoy
26 September 2014 | by royaleheadSee all my reviews

Normally I don't go to the trouble of writing a review but in this case I had to. Reading the other reviews you'd think this was directed by Malcolm X. It's amazing how offended people can get by a black character (yes he's a character and one of the few) on TV. Do these reviewers who were so utterly offended by this character ever stop to wonder what the black community thinks of white TV? Which is to say almost all TV.

They mentioned being too militant, too black black black (even though that's literally in the title) and so forth. If you watched the entirety of the show, you'd realize that was the point. It was way over top, it was a classic caricature of a man who realized, and so too did his family, how ridiculous he was being and let it all go at the end.

At the end of the day it was funny and entertaining, my wife and I laughed out loud at a few spots which rarely happens. As for the not-believable comment, well I'll leave it at the fact that it's a comedy on TV. That's like saying I don't watch The Colbert Report because it misrepresents the news. By this standard you'll scrap about 95% of the stuff out there, although Transformers could happen if you think about it.

My gauge of a show is whether I was entertained or not, and in this case I was. I second the 7.3 round to a 7.


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