ABC TV adds people of color to fall lineup
Phinesse Demps | 8/27/2014, 9 a.m.
The fall TV season is quickly approaching and over the next few weeks, Indie Soul, will spotlight networks and shows aimed specifically at the African American community; this week ABC TV:
Black-ish: (Premieres September 24th at 9:30 p.m.) Andre “Dre” Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future. black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Dre; Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow; Yara Shahidi as Zoey; Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr.; Miles Brown as Jack; Marsai Martin as Diane; and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
“How to Get Away with Murder:”(Premiers Thursday, September 25th 10 p.m. The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they have learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller. Starring: Viola Davis and Aja Naomi; produced by Shonda Rhimes (Scandal).
ABC has also added shows that feature an ensemble cast which includes African-Americans in co-starring roles: SELFIE(Comedy) and American Crime(Drama). The network boasts the most diverse programming when it comes to the major networks because not only do we see more African Americans in leading roles or co-starring roles, this year’s fall line-up of shows also features Mexican-Americans (Cristela) and Asian-Americans (Fresh off the Boat).
For more information visit the www.abc.go.com; Check our Facebook page for a behind the scenes look at “How to Get Away with Murder” and “black-ish.”
Next week’s Indie Soul will have more on the fall 2014 television schedule.