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BLACK-ISH
Air Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#418) "North Star"
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DRE AND BOW'S FAMILIES BOTH SHOW UP FOR EASTER, ON ABC'S 'BLACK-ISH'

Guest Starring Anna Deavere Smith, Beau Bridges, Marla Gibbs, Rob Huebel and Ted Allen

"North Star" - When both Dre and Bow's families show up for Easter, they have to learn to love each other's different cuisines. Meanwhile, Junior tries to organize an Easter egg hunt but Jack and Diane pretend not to be interested to impress their cooler cousins, on "black-ish," TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

ABC's "black-ish" stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.

Guest starring are Anna Deavere Smith as Alicia, Beau Bridges as Paul, Marla Gibbs as Mabel, Rob Huebel as Gary, Leslie Grossman as Gwen, August and Berlin Gross as Devante and Ted Allen as himself.

"North Star" was written by Laura Gutin Peterson and directed by Eva Longoria Baston.

The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Stacy Traub, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

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BLACK-ISH (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) "black-ish" takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing their future. In 2016, the show received three Emmy nominations, two SAG nominations and three Golden Globe nominations (Tracee Ellis Ross won for "Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV Series"). "black-ish" received a prestigious Peabody Award in 2016 and the American Film Institute selected the show as one of their Television Honorees for 2015. The show swept the 2017 NAACP Image Awards' television comedy categories and won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year in a row, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Anthony Anderson, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Tracee Ellis Ross and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Kenya Barris.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson
· Jenifer Lewis as Ruby
· Laurence Fishburne as Pops
· Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr.
· Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
· Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
· Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens
· Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
· Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Anderson as EP
· Corey Nickerson as EP
· E. Brian Dobbins as EP
· Helen Sugland as EP
· James Griffiths as DIR (Pilot)
· Jonathan Groff as CP
· Kenya Barris as CRTR/EP
· Laurence Fishburne as EP
· Stacy Traub as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Cinema Gypsy Productions
· Principato-Young Entertainment