ABC reportedly had "creative differences" with "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris over the episode that tackled kneeling NFL players. We wonder, why?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
'Black-ish' is no stranger to taking on tough topics like gun control, police brutality, and, in the most recent episode, postpartum depression.
On the season finale of “Black-ish,” preeclampsia forced the Johnsons to have their baby two months early. The reality of the situation was understandably almost too much for Dre and Bow to take.
Chris Brown made a special guest appearance on Black-ish Wednesday night as a rapper named Rich Youngsta. Dre (Anthony Anderson) brought Rich Youngsta in to be in a commercial for Uvo Champagne. In the ad Dre created, Rich Youngsta was pouring Uvo on things to make them better.
Yara Shahidi is (almost) a graduate. No, Michelle Obama didn’t show up, but Yara Shahidi’s surprise graduation party on the set of Black-ish was still filled with pomp and circumstance. The 17-year-old actress, activist, and all-around ace was given a pre-graduation party on the set of the ABC show.
While many high school students ask a teacher, boss, or close family friend to write a college recommendation letter for them, "Black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi went straight to the top and asked … Michelle Obama. The two became acquainted at events promoting women’s education and formed a bond.
On ‘Black-ish,’ Bow wanted to set a positive example for Diane by giving her a black role model in the form of a doll, but when offered only two black options amongst the hundreds of white dolls, Bow was less than enthused. Sadie Crawford, the runaway slave who could “sort of” read was one of the options and Bow couldn’t help but feel like a slave just wasn’t really the role model she wanted for her daughter. Why not choose from so many other unoppressed role models — Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland, Michelle Obama?
Never one to shy away from issues both serious (police brutality) and silly (baby names), this week black-ish tackles a problem that’s a little bit of both: The diversity of American Girl — excuse us, we mean Girl Story — dolls. In this week’s episode “ToysRn’tUs,” Diane (Marsai Martin) receives a white Girl Story doll for her birthday — and Bow (Tracee Ellis ross) brings her daughter to the store to exchange “Winnie” for a black doll. There they encounter a very perky (and somewhat obtuse) saleswoman (played by Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson), who is more than happy to show Bow and Diane to the area of the store where the black dolls are sold.
Dre and Rainbow finally found out the sex of their baby on Wednesday’s episode of “Black-ish.” At first, Dre really wanted a boy, but after Bow had a dream that they were having a girl, Dre started warming up to the idea of having another girl. On his way to the kitchen, where they were doing the gender reveal, Dre said, “So I was 100 percent Team Girl now.”
On Wednesday’s Black-ish, Dre wrestled with how to handle his anger issues. After a freakout about coupons, Rainbow told Dre that he needed to go to therapy. After a second explosion about shoes, Dre reluctantly met with Rainbow’s trusted therapist, who quickly exposed some raw nerves about his childhood, leaving Dre on the verge of tears.
Wednesday’s episode of Black-ish took on the tough task of capturing how a lot of people have been feeling since Donald Trump won the presidential election. When the one white woman in the room admitted that she voted for Trump, she became an easy target. Dre said, “Do I understand what anybody in their right mind could have seen in Trump?
The timing for Tuesday night’s episode of Black-ish could not be more shrewd: Arriving after both President Obama’s final speech to the nation and President-Elect Trump’s first press conference, the episode, titled “Lemons” deals frankly with the new political reality. Set eight weeks after the election results, “Lemons,” written by show creator Kenya Barris, finds the Johnson finally still shell-shocked that Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump.
It was another great, crowded year for TV. If you were to ask us to choose the 20 episodes everyone should have watched, here are our picks. Use your holiday vacation wisely, friends.
Halloween 2016 is on the horizon, and the treats far outweigh the tricks ? on primetime, anyway. This year, the networks have scared up a lineup of spooky sitcom episodes, bone-chilling programming blocks, and other frightful fare that will take you all the way up to Old Hallows' Eve. Click through this slideshow to see how Dr.
The Emmys: Who Should Win Note the phrasing here: These are picks for who I think should win the Emmy awards that will be handed out on Sunday night. (I’ll do a Who Will Win predictive column on Thursday.) This year, it’s frequently going to come down to Old(er) Pro versus New Blood in many categories. Compare your “should”—who you think deserves to win, versus who will win based on everything you know about Emmy awards past—to my hopes and dreams.
Yahoo TV has assembled this handy guide to where you can binge each of the Emmy nominees in the Outstanding Drama, Comedy and Limited Series categories, along with our picks for the must-stream episode.
Foremost was The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the FX show that was nominated in the limited series category, as well as scoring nominations for Sarah Paulson (who was also nominated as a supporting actress in American Horror Story: Hotel) and Courtney B. Vance. After too many seasons of neglect, another FX show, The Americans, finally got some of the attention it deserved as the show was nominated not only in the drama category, but also co-stars and real-life couple Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell were nominated as well.
As we enter Emmy season — nomination voting runs through June 27 — Yahoo TV spotlighted performances, writing, and other contributions that we feel deserve recognition. Emmy nominations will be announced July 14. The Emmy Awards will air live Sept. 18 on ABC.
Deon Cole previews his new stand-up special, and talks 'black-ish,' 'Conan,' and his awesome, furry 'Angie Tribeca' co-star.
Anthony Anderson could earn his second Emmy nomination for an episode that reminded us how well comedies can tackle serious issues.