Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson Comedy ‘Black-ish’ Picked up by ABC
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Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson are officially headed toward the small screen with new series, Black-ish

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC announced today that the pilot has been picked up for its 2014-15 roster.

The comedy loosely based on the life of The Game writer, Kenya Barris, sees Anderson as an “upper-middle-class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.” 

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Ross is set to play alongside Anderson as his liberal wife who constantly contradicts his ideas about cultural identity. 

Laurence Fishburne will executive produce the project, also appearing in a reoccurring role as Anderson’s oldschool father. 

Barris shared the real-life inspiration behind the new series which loosely based on his experiences.“I decided to do this project when I looked up and realized that everywhere I go I’m constantly the fly in buttermilk… I’m usually THE Black guy at work. We’re THE Black family in the neighborhood. My kids are basically THE Black kids at school. I think it’s kind of a situation of be careful what you wish for. It’s almost in like moving on up, I’ve sort of priced myself ‘out’ of being Black.”