Kenya Barris


'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Leaving ABC Studios; Eyeing Netflix Exclusive Deal

In a move considered to be a long time coming by those familar with the behind the scenes situation, black-ish creator and showrunner Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) is reportedly severing his relationship with ABC Studios and set to become the next producer to sign a major nine-figure overall deal with Netflix. Barris' deal with ABC Studios would […]


ABC Entertainment President Addresses Kenya Barris/Black-ish Controversy

On the surface, Kenya Barris and ABC-Disney appear to be a match made in heaven, with the Black-ish creator currently shepherding three series on air. His aforementioned series is readying for its fifth season on ABC, with spinoff Grown-ish and newly picked-up Besties finding homes at Freeform (and Barris still has the pilot Bright Futures […]


Did ABC Pull 'Black-ish' Episode over Political "Creative Differences"?

Fans of the hit ABC family sitcom Black-ish probably thought it was a bit weird when they tuned in on February 27, expecting to catch a new episode; only to be met with a repeat and no further answers. Well, looks like the other shoe has dropped and fans have gotten that answer – it's […]

ABC Gives 'Straight to Series' Order to Kenya Barris/Alec Baldwin Family Comedy

ABC has stepped up to win the battle for a multi-camera comedy co-created and executive produced by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), Julie Bean (Grown-ish) and Alex Baldwin (30 Rock). According to Deadline, the network gave the project a straight-to-series order with the idea of Baldwin starring. Barris, Bean and Baldwin all have overall deals with ABC […]