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BLACK-ISH
Air Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#703) "Hero Pizza"
[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 PREMIRE

THE JOHNSONS FACE THE QUARANTINE LOCKDOWN ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'BLACK-ISH,' WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

"Hero Pizza" - The season premiere of "black-ish" takes us to the beginning of the global pandemic for the Johnsons. As a first responder, Bow receives her family's praise for her work, with Junior being her biggest fan. But over time, the family loses their enthusiasm, and Bow discovers someone in her house is breaking the quarantine lockdown rules. Meanwhile, Dre tries to convince everyone that he too is an essential worker, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

Judy Reyes ("Scrubs") and Parminder Nagra ("ER") guest star as Dr. Laurie and Dr. Wen, respectively. Katlyn Nichol also guest stars as Olivia. "Hero Pizza" was written by Marquita J. Robinson and directed by Todd Biermann.

The series 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, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy and Jeff Meacham as Josh.

ABC's "black-ish" was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Courtney Lilly, Laura Gutin Peterson, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television. 

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BLACK-ISH (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2020)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (21 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six additional episodes ordered on 10/23/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, September 2020) ABC's Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-nominated comedy series "black-ish" takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. In its seventh season, "black-ish" will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality. The series stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy and Jeff Meacham as Josh. ABC's "black-ish" was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Courtney Lilly, Laura Gutin Peterson, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature. ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson
· Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy
· Jeff Meacham as Josh
· 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
· Courtney Lilly 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
· Laura Gutin Peterson as EP
· Laurence Fishburne as EP
· Michael Petok as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Artists First
· Cinema Gypsy Productions