Disney Upfront Leans Into Inclusive Entertainment and Live Events

'As we’ve learned this past year, change does not happen without will,' said Rita Ferro

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When Black-ish first debuted on ABC in 2014, it found success among critics and audiences alike and was called groundbreaking precisely because its cast and plotlines represented many U.S. viewers in a way that many other primetime broadcast comedies didn’t. The show is heading into its eighth and final season, and Disney executives say they are committed to bringing more shows like Black-ish that feature diverse casts and showcase a variety of voices and stories to all of the company’s networks and platforms.

“For us, this is not about checking a box.



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