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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.