Kenya Barris Archives

A scene from Blackish episode "Hope", courtesy of ABC.
After releasing a schedule on Wednesday that had the Kenya Barris-created comedy's return being held until midseason, Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, says she spoke with Barris and they agreed that the current social climate made bringing the series back early a must: "Black-ish has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events[...]
A scene from Blackish episode "Hope", courtesy of ABC.
In honor of the late Gregory Floyd and in support of protests taking place around the globe over his killing at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, ABC and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris announced that the network will re-air the 2016 police brutality-themed second season episode "Hope" (starting at 8 pm ET, and followed by[...]
'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Leaving ABC Studios; Eyeing Netflix Exclusive Deal
Credit: Ron Tom/ABC 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[...]
ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and Freeform: Our Upfronts Thoughts [The Weekly Static s01e40]
Presidential Election… and a three-pack of John Cusack Funko POPs from Better Off Dead, High Fidelity, and Grosse Pointe Blank! https://youtu.be/U7D_NjmdhU0Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and Freeform: Our Upfronts Thoughts [The Weekly Static s01e40] (https://youtu.be/U7D_NjmdhU0) Lauren Cohan's 'Whiskey Cavalier', 'Grand Hotel' Get ABC Series Order ABC Officially Cancels Marvel's Inhumans and[...]
ABC Entertainment President Addresses Kenya Barris/Black-ish Controversy
Credit: Ron Tom/ABC 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[...]
Did ABC Pull 'Black-ish' Episode over Political "Creative Differences"?
Well, looks like the other shoe has dropped and fans have gotten that answer – it's just not one they're going to be particularly happy with. In an exclusive report posted online by entertainment news site Variety, ABC has indefinitely pulled the once-scheduled February 27 episode 'Please, Baby, Please' over what the network and creator/showrunner Kenya[...]
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[...]