Kenya Barris, creator of black-ish, will receive the Rod Serling Award for his work on the series, which tackles themes like prejudice, greed, cowardice, abuse of power and narrow-mindedness – and specific subjects like police brutality and voter suppression.
Established by Ithaca College, the award honors Rod Serling and his pioneering efforts in the television industry. Serling taught at the college from 1967 to 1975.
ABC’s hit Emmy-nominated comedy black-ish will shoot its third season at Disney World Resort in Florida.
“I’m excited to return to Walt Disney World, this time to film with my TV family of ‘black-ish’ in hopes of creating some of the same lasting memories I shared with my very own family when we visited the resort,” said two-time Emmy nominee Anthony Anderson – star and executive producer of the series.
black-ish returns Wednesday, September 21st (9:30/8:30C). Follow the jump for details.
Two of the best-received shows of the fall 2014-15 season have received full season orders from ABC: black-ish, a comedy about an African-American family where the father (Anthony Andrews) is afraid his kids have lost sight of their cultural heritage, and How To Get Away With Murder, a twisty, suspenseful series concerning a university professor (Viola Davis) who selects a select few students to work with her law firm – and a murder seen in flash-forwards, that finds those students trying to cover it up.
ABC has unveiled its schedule for the fall 2014-15 season. There are six new shows on the schedule – Forever, black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story and Cristela – with Forever getting a two-night premiere in the form of a ‘special sneak preview’ on Monday, September 22nd and then debuting in its regular timeslot on Tuesday, September 23rd, following the returning Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Shonda Rimes series How to Get Away With Murder (above) premieres as the closing hour Shondaland Night follwoing the return of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal on Thursday, September 25th.
In a bold move, the network has new comedies in the first hour of primetime on Tuesdays, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story premiering on September 30th. The other two new half-hour comedies – black-ish and Cristela, debut on Wednesday, September 24th and Friday, October 10th respectively. The complete schedule for ABC’s fall lineup follows the jump.
For fall of the 2014-15 season, ABC has added six new shows: Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Forever, Black-ish, How to Get Away with Murder and Cristela – three half-hour comedies and three dramas/dramedies. Waiting in the wings for mid-season are: American Crime, Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Secrets and Lies and The Whispers – three dramas, a musical dramedy and two half-hour comedies. Marvel’s Agent Carter and Galavant will serve as bridge series between fall and spring runs of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon a Time, respectively.
Some notable shifts among returning shows: Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal each move up an hour on Thursdays with How to Get Away with Murder sliding into the 10 pm slot; SHIELD moves back an hour, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story taking over its former timeslot. For series descriptions and the complete schedule, follow the jump.