Saturday, January 18, 2014

ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Black-ish,’ Drama ‘Clementine’

According to Variety, ABC has picked up the single-camera comedy “Black-ish,” starring Anthony Anderson.  The network has also greenlit drama pilot “Clementine.” from Mark Gordon Co. 
Anderson will play an upper middle-class African-American who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite obstacles from his liberal wife, old-school father and his color-blind kids.  Kenya Barris (“The Game”) penned the script and will exec produce with Anderson for ABC Studios and Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy banner and Principato-Young Entertainment.  “Clementine,” from ABC Studios, revolves  around a habitual criminal who digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities. Pilot was written by Dean Georgaris and is exec produced by Georgaris, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper and Ilene Staple.

Sidebar: Okay 1 black comedy in the line up.  More please. We now need like uh let's see....like a million more. Come on networks, what gives?! We have more black comedies on TV from the 90's than from today in 2014. How are we really in abundance only on reality but nowhere else AND with a black president. What gives?! Fingers crossed for more good news like this. Go Anthony!

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