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Fall Preview: Meet the Hilarious Black-ish Trio

It's a weekday morning on the Black-ish soundstage, and Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are made up as if they just rolled out of bed: Ross's hair is a crazy mess and Anderson's pajamas are in wrinkled disarray. In other words, they resemble an average, frazzled American couple waking up to a noisy family, ready to face another day at their demanding jobs.

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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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Is Black-ish the new Black?

Want a bar mitzvah but aren't Jewish? Comedian Anthony Anderson can help.

The star of ABC's upcoming comedy Black-ish, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30/8:30c, was faced with that question when his 12-year-old son expressed a wish for the Jewish coming-of-age ritual. "I looked him in the eye and said, 'That's not our culture, but I will throw you a hip-hop "bro-mitzvah."' I trademarked the name," Anderson said at ABC's Television Critics Assocation fall previews on Tuesday.
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The Johnsons Dine at the Beef Plantation
Junior Gets Back from His Date
Dre Gets Banned from the Baseball Field
Urinal Protocol According to Dre

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ABC Orders Anthony Anderson Comedy, Mark Gordon Drama

ABC has given pilot orders to comedy Black-ish and drama Clementine, TVGuide.com has learned.

Black-ish is a single-camera comedy starring Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids, Law & Order) as an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with... read more

Tyra Banks Developing Autobiographical Comedy Series

America's Next Top Model  host Tyra Banks is co-creating a comedy series for ABC based on her awkward teenage years, Deadline reports.

The show will be called Fivehead, a reference to Banks' self-deprecating way of describing her large forehead. 

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Hulu Announces New Web Series From Seth Meyers, Adrian Grenier

Hulu is expanding its slate of original programming with new series from Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers and Adrian Grenier,  the online video site announced during its upfront presentations Thursday.
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