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Laurence Fishburne, who plays Anthony Anderson's father, is only nine years older than him in real life.
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Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of famed singer Diana Ross.
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Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) father-in-law, Pops (Lawrence Fishburne), played her ex-husband on his television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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In the episode "Daddy Dre-Care," Ruby tells Rainbow that she at one point lived in New York and sang backup for Bette Midler. In real life, actress Jennifer Lewis was a backup singer for Midler and had a role in her movie "Beaches."
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The twins, Jack and Diane, are named for "Jack & Diane" the 1982 hit song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, then performing as "John Cougar."
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Jenifer Lewis, who plays Anthony Anderson's mother, is only 13 years older than him in real life.
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Tracee Ellis Ross' character "Rainbow" actually shares the same first name as the co-creator's wife who, coincidentally, is a doctor.
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Jenifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne play husband and wife on the show. However, Ms. Lewis played Mr. Fishburne's mother-in-law in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993).
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Tracy Ellis-Ross and Rashida Jones play sisters. Both actresses are children of parents in the music industry. Ellis-Ross' mother is Diana Ross and Rashida Jones' father is Quincy Jones.
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The 23rd episode of the third season, Black-ish: Liberal Arts (2017), functioned as a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off of the same title, starring Yara Shahidi as her character, Zoey Johnson, goes to college away from the family. In early May 2017, ABC passed on the pilot, but its cable sister channel Freeform was in negotiations to move the project there. On May 19, 2017, Freeform officially ordered 13 episodes of the spinoff, now under the tentative title College-ish. In August 2017, the series changed its title to Grown-ish. The series's pilot premiered on January 3, 2018.
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One of the most critically acclaimed comedies of the 2014-2015 season.
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Bow's maiden name is Johnson, just like Andre's last name is Johnson, but they aren't related by blood.
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Although in the show, Zoey is older than Junior, in real life, Marcus Scribner (Junior) is a month older than Yara Shahidi (Zoey).
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In the episode "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell," Dre calls Junior 'Raven-Symonè with a fade.' In the episode, Raven-Symonè plays Dre's sister, Rhonda.
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Since the second-season premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, receiving many awards and nominations including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Tracee Ellis Ross, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
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Jennifer Lewis co-starred on several episodes of Tracee Ellis Ross' previous series "Girlfriends."
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Laurence Fishburne (Pops) & Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) also worked together on What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) as Ike Turner & Zelma Bullock respectively.
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On May 11, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a fifth season.
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Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) & Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) also worked together on Girlfriends (2000) as Joan Clayton & Veretta Childs respectively.
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Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) & Raven-Symoné (Rhonda Johnson) also worked together on episode 1.21, That's So Raven: To See or Not to See (2004), of That's So Raven (2002) as Vivian Baxter & Raven Baxter respectively.
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Tracee Ellis Ross was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
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Anthony Anderson was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Andre 'Dre' Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Bill Hader from Barry (2018).
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In April 2017 the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on October 3, 2017.
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The series is a single-camera American comedy broadcast on ABC.
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The series premiered on September 24, 2014.
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Rainbow's zodiac sign is Virgo. In a flashback scene in the episode "Being Bow Racial," we see young Rainbow confused as to whether she should select the white or black ethnicity box on her form. On the form, it shows her date of birth: September 6.
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Laurence Fishburne (Pops) & Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) also worked together on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) as Raymond Langston & Gloria Parkes respectively.
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Issac Ryan Brown (Young Dre) & Raven-Symoné (Rhonda Johnson) also worked together on Raven's Home (2017) as Booker Baxter-Carter & Raven Baxter respectively.
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On May 7, 2015, ABC renewed the series for a second season.
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On March 3, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season.
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On May 10, 2017, ABC renewed the series for a fourth season.
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