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Season 4, Episode 7 – With America’s mass incarceration crisis at an all-time high, it’s not surprising that Dre has a godbrother, Omar, in prison. However, when Omar is found innocent and released early, the family struggles with how to support him.
Each show will now top out at 24 episodes this season.
Fall television has arrived! While we’re all excited to see what new shows networks have made for us, it’s also time to look back at the past year and the shows that are competing for the golden statues at this year’s Emmy Awards.
ABC is bringing back TGIF, but not with the kinds of multi-cam sitcoms that defined it in the 90s, but with family-friendly dramas. With Once Upon a Time resetting for its seventh season, where it will have a creative reset, and will move from Sundays to Friday where it will be the lead in for Marvel’s Inhumans.
The ABC Black-ish spinoff is nearing a series order but it won’t be on the alphabet’s schedule next fall. Instead, the single-camera comedy starring Yara Shahidi is set to land at sibling network Freeform where execs view the younger-skewing series as a better fit.
Season 3, Episode 21-22 – Black-ish aired two episodes this week, both centering on family. Bow’s sister Santa Monica (Rashida Jones) visits in the first, and Black-ish sends Zoey off to college with a clip show in the second.
Season 3, Episode 18 – This week’s episode of Black-ish felt like filler, as it focused too much on Vivian, the “Black Nanny” who’s been missing in action for months. Bow tries to hide her pregnancy in hopes of getting a promotion, while Dre considers paternity leave.
Season 3, Episode 17 – Black-ish takes on the issues of representation and colorism in an inspiring, funny episode. Bow decides to protest the fact that a store doesn’t carry a wide array of black dolls, while Dre faces his own biases while working on an ad campaign.
Season 3, Episode 15 – Dre attends a funeral in Compton, reconnecting with his childhood crew, but experiencing guilt over the fact that he’s the only one who made it out of the neighborhood. There’s some interesting ideas, but the episode could be more focused.
The NBA Celebrity Game announced its rosters and the pressure is now on, though it’s nothing an Avenger can’t handle.
Season 3, Episode 14 – Black-ish returns with an episode that hits all the rights notes, managing to be silly, sweet, and serious all at the same time. Bow and Dre argue over what to name their upcoming child, while Junior puts the moves on Zoey’s friend Shelly.
With Black-ish exploding into one of the most talked-about sitcoms of the past few years, ABC is eyeing a potential spinoff that would star series regular Yara Shahidi. The project is in early talks with a potential backdoor pilot from Kenya Barris and Larry Wilmore.