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”Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris has finally spoken out about ABC’s decision to shelve an episode that explored the NFL kneeling controversy. The Emmy-nominated showrunner says when he sat down last fall to write an episode titled “Please, Baby, Please,” he had a sense it might ruffle quite a few feathers. via THR: The setup was relatively simple: Dre, the […]

Before “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris left ABC Studios for Netflix, he sold one last project to ABC: an interracial version of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, reports Deadline. The network has given a pilot production commitment to the supernatural comedy, from Barris and “Black-ish” writer/producer Yamara Taylor. The original version, which ABC aired from 1964-1972, starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a witch […]

It’s official. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s “Black-ish” and writer of “Girls Trip,” is ending his longtime affiliation with ABC Studios and is reportedly set to close a nine-figure overall deal with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As previously reported, Barris had become disgruntled at the broadcast affiliated studio, and industry sources predicted he’ll likely […]

Is the “Black-ish” creator making moves like Shonda Rhimes?   There are signs that Kenya Barris is ready to walk away from ABC for a deal with Netflix. It’s possible that ABC could lose another hit-making Black creator. According to The Hollywood Reporter, several sources are claiming that Kenya is looking to back out of the four-year deal […]

And the hip-hop biopics continue to roll on…   It’s been proven time and time again that once Hollywood gets fixated on something they continue to put out as much of it as possible. Its latest fixation is the celebrity biopic centered on prominent and legendary hip-hop figures and the upcoming subject is none other […]

Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, is bringing a remake of White Men Can’t Jump to the silver screen. Barris will team up with Blake Griffin of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL‘s Carolina Panthers, who will be producing the project under their Mortal Media banner along with Noah Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  As for […]

PLAY AUDIO “Black-ish” has been one of the few positives in ABC’s sitcom programming this year. While initial criticism seemed to feel the show was stereotypical in one way or another, subsequent episodes have found it fits that sweet spot between “The Cosby Show” and “Dear White People.” Show creator Kenya Barris, 40, (pictured on […]