Kenya Barris to ABC: "You hired a monster and then you asked why the monster was killing villagers"

It continues to feel a bit like ABC somehow dodged a bullet—albeit, one it had, first, carefully aimed at its own big dumb head—with this whole Roseanne situation, as critics, fans, and even members of their own corporate family express their vague relief that the network was willing to cancel its most successful…

On The Late Show, Anthony Anderson talks Dre and Bow's odds and getting shafted at the Kentucky Derby

On Monday’s Late Show, Anthony Anderson addressed the online ire of jittery Black-ish fans unsettled by the ongoing, genuinely wrenching marital troubles of his Dre and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow Johnson. The animated Anderson seemed perversely delighted at the all-caps warnings from Black-ish viewers on his Instagram…

ABC and Kenya Barris pulled a politically charged Black-ish episode over "creative differences"

Kenya Barris’ ABC hit Black-ish has never shied away from political controversies; the show dives headlong into any number of conversations about life as a black person in modern America, from police brutality to the rise of Donald Trump. One recent episode of the series appears to have gone a little too far for the…

Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

The Emmy race for Outstanding Comedy Series comes down to Atlanta and Veep 

The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams is breaking down a category and giving us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees…

Black-ish spin-off College-ish has officially been picked up by Freeform

Last week, we reported that the Black-ish spin-off—which will follow Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey to university, and which has finally been gifted with a title, the somewhat predictable College-ish—would be jumping ship for ABC’s sister-network Freeform. (Formerly ABC Family.) Now, Variety confirms that the…

Black-ish welcomes a new family member in a fast-paced finale

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This season of Black-ish has been a mixed bag. It featured excellent episodes like “Lemons” and “Being Bow-racial,” while also giving us muddled episodes like “Richard Youngsta.” Naturally, this season was going to be more political given the state of the world right now, but it’s fair to say that season three of …

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