How Black-ish's Stars and Producers Pushed ABC to Bring the Show Back for Fall

An early October election special began development after the comedy was originally held for midseason

Introducing the Adweek Podcast Network. Access infinite inspiration in your pocket on everything from career advice and creativity to metaverse marketing and more. Browse all podcasts.

When ABC announced in June that Black-ish would not be part of its fall schedule and would instead be held for midseason, the sitcom’s stars were not happy—and they made it known to network execs.  

During an ABC virtual press event promoting the show’s seventh season, which premieres at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21, the show’s cast said they pushed for the show to return quickly following a summer that has been marked with nationwide protests against racism and racial injustice.



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in