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BLACK-ISH
Air Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time Slot: 9:31 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#315) "LEMONS"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE NATION IS REELING AFTER THE OUTCOME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND TENSIONS ARE PARTICULARLY HIGH AT DRE'S WORK, ON ABC'S 'BLACK-ISH'

"LEMONS" - The nation is still reeling after the outcome of the presidential election, and tensions are particularly high at Dre's work. Much to his frustration, they haven't been able to get anything done since election night - eight weeks ago. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president, and when he is asked to deliver Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at school, Pops teaches him there is more to the speech than Junior thought, on "black-ish," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

"black-ish" stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens.

Guest starring is Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Wanda Sykes as Daphne, Allen Maldonado as Curtis, Catherine Reitman as Lucy and Nelson Franklin as Connor Stevens.

"LEMONS" was written and directed by Kenya Barris.

"black-ish" was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

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BLACK-ISH (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, October 3
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fourth) on 5/11/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) "black-ish" takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing their future. In 2016, the show received three Emmy nominations, two SAG nominations and three Golden Globe nominations (Tracee Ellis Ross won for "Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV Series"). "black-ish" received a prestigious Peabody Award in 2016 and the American Film Institute selected the show as one of their Television Honorees for 2015. The show swept the 2017 NAACP Image Awards' television comedy categories and won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year in a row, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Anthony Anderson, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Tracee Ellis Ross and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Kenya Barris.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson
· Jenifer Lewis as Ruby
· Laurence Fishburne as Pops
· Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr.
· Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
· Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
· Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens
· Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
· Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Anderson as EP
· Corey Nickerson as EP
· E. Brian Dobbins as EP
· Helen Sugland as EP
· James Griffiths as DIR (Pilot)
· Jonathan Groff as CP
· Kenya Barris as CRTR/EP
· Laurence Fishburne as EP
· Stacy Traub as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Cinema Gypsy Productions
· Principato-Young Entertainment