24 Episodes 2014 - 2015
In this sitcom, Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson), a successful family man, worries that his four children are losing touch with urban, black culture because of their affluent upbringing. As a result, Season 1 sees Dre trying to teach his children about various aspects of black culture, but he enouncters several bumps in the road. Along the way, Dre and his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) face usual parental nightmares, such as their peculiar in-laws and their teenage children's dating habits. Lawrence Fishburne stars as Earl "Pops" Johnson, Dre's Father, while Raven-Symoné, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole hold recurring roles.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 29 mins
Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 30 mins
Dre insists on giving Andre Jr. "the talk," a decision he soon comes to regret when he's inundated with nonstop questions about sex from his curious son.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 45 mins
Dre is on a mission to get Andre Jr. to become friends with more black kids after learning his son is clueless about "the nod." Meanwhile, Rainbow wants to inspire little Diane to become a doctor, and so she takes her to work at the hospital on what ends up being a really bad day.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 30 mins
Dre takes over Rainbow's "mom" duties for a week and the overwhelming praise he receives from everyone at his kids' school ends up going to his head to the point where he finds himself going overboard not to be outdone by anyone, including the school's "crazy mom."
Crime and Punishment
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 29 mins
The kids fear that an act of disobedience by Jack could lead to Dre and Rainbow going back on their word and reinstating spanking.
The Prank King
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 30 mins
Dre worries that his older kids are going to ruin his Halloween fun by refusing to take part in the Johnson tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.
The Gift of Hunger
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 29 mins
It's reality check time for the Johnson kids courtesy of Dre, who decides that his children have become spoiled after they turn their noses up at his favorite cheap restaurant in his old hood. To remedy the situation, Andre Jr. and Zoey are forced to take jobs at his office, while Jack and Diane try to make money around the neighborhood, which, to Bow's embarrassment, leads to rumors about the family falling on hard times.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 30 mins
Dre receives a lot of love from his mom when she pays the Johnsons a visit, and some grief from Bow, who doesn't get along with her mother-in-law, although Dre's determined to change that.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 30 mins
Dre wants "Team Johnson" to feel more connected and have each others' backs, but ends up creating a problem for himself when he falls short of Bow's expectations. Meanwhile, Zoey and Andre Jr. are tasked with babysitting the twins, a job they would rather not do.
Black Santa/White Christmas
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 30 mins
Certain that his annual office Christmas party needs a black Santa, Dre goes out of his way to fill the red suit, even though the head of HR already got the job. Meanwhile, Bow doesn't feel like competing with Ruby over who cooks the big holiday dinner.
Law of Attraction
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 29 mins
Dre worries that his machismo is being questioned by Rainbow after another man dismisses him in front of her. This leads to Pops helping his son save face and, in the process, opening the door to another chance with Ruby. Elsewhere, the school play takes a turn for the awkward when Jr. and Zoey are cast as the romantic leads in "Romeo and Juliet."
Martin Luther Skiing Day
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 30 mins
Dre decides to teach his kids the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while on their annual MLK holiday ski trip; and for Junior, this means a unique lesson on intolerance in the real world—or in his case, the ski lodge.
Big Night, Big Fight
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 30 mins
Dre vows to make Valentine's Day a romantic success, even though most years he and Rainbow end up quarreling; and Diane comes to the conclusion that she is too critical and accepts help from her siblings learning how to give a compliment.
Andre From Marseille
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 29 mins
Dre feel like it's his worst nightmare come true when Zoey brings home her first "serious" boyfriend, and he turns out to be a worldly French boy who's also named Andre.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 30 mins
Dre's advice to Andre Jr. for handling a bully at school works a little too well; at the same time, Diane's fear of the dark causes Bow to lose much-needed sleep.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 30 mins
Dre plans an amazing vow renewal to celebrate his 15 years of marriage to Bow, but things don't go as planned when Bow's hippie parents show up unannounced and end up fighting with Dre's mother and father.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 29 mins
Things begin to fall apart, in more ways than one, when Dre's 40th birthday approaches. As Dre worries that he's getting too old to be cool, Bow and Ruby compete over getting him the best gift, while the kids face their own present dilemma.
Sex, Lies and Vasectomies
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 29 mins
Dre lies to Bow about a vasectomy procedure he claimed to have a few years ago, but she learns from a colleague that he never went through with it.
The Real World
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 30 mins
Bow invites her college friends over for an elaborate dinner party after reconnecting with them on Facebook; and on the same night, the kids decide to shoot a reality show, because one of the guests appeared on "The Real World."
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 30 mins
Dre questions his own "blackness" when his street cred is challenged by a hip white exec who picks inept Charlie for a big urban market account. Meanwhile, a letter from the IRS causes Pops to fear the worst.
The Peer-ent Trap
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 30 mins
Dre and Bow clash over how to handle Zoey's teenage rebellion, with Dre wanting to lay down the law, while Bow suggests a softer approach.
Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell
Wed, May 6, 2015 29 mins
Bow encourages Dre to tell his mother what everybody else in the family already knows: That his sister, Rhonda, is gay. Meanwhile, Zoey tries to help Junior develop better "gaydar"; at the same time, Diane and Jack get competitive over Mother's Day gifts.
Elephant in the Room
Wed, May 13, 2015 30 mins
Liberals Dre and Bow freak out over Junior's decision to join the Young Republican Club to impress a girl whose parents they quickly arrange to meet; and Zoey gets teased about having to wear glasses.
Pops' Pops' Pops
Wed, May 20, 2015 30 mins
In the Season 1 finale, Jack and Diane learn the history of the Johnson family from Pops, who tells them a colorful story about his great-great grandfather's dealings with a ruthless gangster during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.