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TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2014– )
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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.


Kenya Barris
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Anderson ...  Andre 'Dre' Johnson / ... 155 episodes, 2014-2021
Tracee Ellis Ross ...  Rainbow Johnson / ... 155 episodes, 2014-2021
Marcus Scribner ...  Andre Johnson, Jr. 155 episodes, 2014-2021
Miles Brown ...  Jack Johnson / ... 155 episodes, 2014-2021
Marsai Martin ...  Diane Johnson / ... 155 episodes, 2014-2021
Peter Mackenzie ...  Mr. Stevens / ... 147 episodes, 2014-2021
Jenifer Lewis ...  Ruby / ... 139 episodes, 2014-2021
Jeff Meacham ...  Josh / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2021
Deon Cole ...  Charlie Telphy / ... 131 episodes, 2014-2021
Yara Shahidi ...  Zoey Johnson / ... 89 episodes, 2014-2020
Laurence Fishburne ...  Pops / ... 75 episodes, 2014-2020


Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, beautiful wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a big house in a classy neighborhood; but as a Black man, he questions whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family. With the help of his father (special guest-star Laurence Fishburne), Dre tries to create a sense of ethnic identity for his family members that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future.

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The actors who play Jack and Diane are too far apart in age (5 1/2 months), to be twins, while the actors who play Zoey and Junior are too close in age (1 month) to be each other's siblings. See more »

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Intelligent fare for more than just African Americans
22 October 2014 | by flowasis1See all my reviews

First of all those who are offended by the title of the show should just pipe down and realize that the creators where just being satirical. As a black man I find the over abundance of buffoonish television shows that are typically geared towards African Americans to be passe and very stereotypical. Tyler perry based shows like Meet the Browns and House of Pain, though well meaning in their portrayal of the Black experience, often suffer from poor writing ( a habitual issue with Tyler Perry productions) and out of date tropes and production values. These shows are typically successful due to Mr. Perry's built in audience and,quiet simply ,a scarcity of programming geared towards black viewers. What makes Blackish stand out is its strong writing, perfectly cast lead actors( Anthony Anderson and Lawrence Fishburn's chemistry is particularly impressive), and irreverent look at the issues facing an upper class black family. Obviously some may not "get" some of the humor if you are unfamiliar with the nuances of black culture, just as an African American might not get every funny referrence from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". The vast majority of the show, however, deals with issues that anyone can relate too. I'm 3 episodes in, and like most good shows, Blackish gets funnier the longer the writers have time to flesh out the characters and progress with the story lines. One more note. In no way is this show racist like some misguided and ignorant reviewers ( with some admitting to having only watched 15 minutes of the pilot...talk about ADHD) suggest. To those individuals I would say give it an actual chance. Check out the first 3 episodes on ONdemand before you pass a hasty judgement on such a small sample size

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