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BLACK-ISH
Air Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#501) "Gap Year"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SEASON PREMIERE

JUNIOR TAKES A GAP YEAR FROM COLLEGE WHILE THE TWINS QUESTION SHARING A ROOM ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'BLACK-ISH,' TUESDAY, OCT. 16

"Gap Year" - After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room on the season premiere of "black-ish," TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (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 is Jeff Meacham as Josh and August & Berlin Gross as Devante.

"Gap Year" was written by Doug Hall and directed by Gail Lerner.

The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

"blackish" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG, DL parental guideline.

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BLACK-ISH (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, January 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
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