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ABC Press Releases - Various Shows - 18th September

Blackish - Episode 1.01 - Pilot

“Pilot” – “black-ish,” a bold new comedy that takes a multi-generational look at contemporary family issues, premieres WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The series features Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and special guest star Laurence Fishburne. Anderson and Fishburne also serve as executive producers.

Like any parents, Andre “Dre” (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. They now realize at least two things: There is a price to pay for giving their children more than what they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout. “Pops” (Laurence Fishburne), Dre’s dad, takes every opportunity to offer his old school opinion on family issues.

In “Pilot,” Dre, an advertising exec, is happily anticipating a promotion at work, which would make him the firm’s first African American senior vice president. Rainbow, an anesthesiologist, is looking forward to Dre’s raise. Meanwhile, Andre Jr. makes an announcement -- he’s converting to Judaism so he can have a Bar Mitzvah, like all his friends.

Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne.

Guest starring are Peter Makenzie as Mr. Stevens and Jeff Meacham as Josh.

"Pilot” was written by Kenya Barris and directed by James Griffiths. “black-ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive-produced by Barris, Larry Wilmore, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins

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Selfie - Episode 1.01 - Pilot

"Pilot" -- Social Media superstar Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But after a workplace mishap goes viral, she quickly realizes that being "instafamous" isn't all it's CRACKED up to be and being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She enlists co-worker and marketing guru, Henry, to 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world, whether she 'likes' it or not, on the series premiere of "Selfie," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET)

"Selfie" stars Karen Gillan as Eliza, John Cho as Henry, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique, Allyn Racheas Bryn, and David Harewood as Sam.

Guest stars TBA.

"Pilot" was written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. "Selfie" is executive produced by Emily Kapnek.

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Manhatten Love Story - Episode 1.01 - Pilot

"Pilot" - "Manhattan Love Story," premiering TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, is an innovative new romantic comedy based on a simple premise: the way to maintain relationships - with a lover, a spouse, a co-worker, a friend or a family - is by keeping a majority of thoughts to one's self. Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman), who navigate the complicated terrain of building and maintaining a relationship, are the heart of the story. Throughout the series, the audience will hear Dana and Peter's inner thoughts, offering a fun and revealing look at the differences of men and women as this couple traverse the highs and lows of dating.

In "Pilot," the audience is introduced to Dana and Peter: young, single and attractive making their way in the big city. Dana grew up in a small town with her sights set on New York romanticizing about the life and love it had to offer while Peter, by contrast, grew up there and feels like he has been there and done that when it comes to life in Manhattan. Dana is determined to succeed in New York in both business and love, while Peter is perfectly content to go on dating his way through it. While it is the streets of New York that offers this duo a first glimpse of each other, it's family and friends who conspire to set them up. The audience will go along for the ride as they venture on their first date and hear exactly what they really think of each other.

Filmed in New York, "Manhattan Love Story" stars Analeigh Tipton as Dana, Jake McDorman as Peter, Nicolas Wright as David, Jade Catta-Preta as Amy, Chloe Wepper as Chloe and Kurt Fuller as William. The series was created and is written by Jeff Lowell ("Drew Carey Show," "Spin City"). Peter Traugott, Jeff Lowell, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan and Jon Liebman are executive producers. Michael Fresco directed the pilot.

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Blackish - Episode 1.02 - The Talk

DRE GIVES ANDRE JR. “THE TALK” AND SOON REGRETS IT,
ON “black-ish,” ON ABC

“The Talk” – Dre, disappointed that Bow has already given Andre Jr. “the talk” because she thinks he’s too big of a prude to do it, decides to rectify matters by giving his son HIS version of “the talk.” But Dre soon finds himself wishing he’d left well enough alone when Andre Jr. starts to drive him crazy with non-stop questions about sex, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET)

Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne.

Guest starring is Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens.

“The Talk” was written by Vijal Patel and directed by Rebecca Asher.

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