Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross Star in 'Black-ish'

The new family comedy follows the lives of an upper middle class black family.
2:39 | 09/24/14

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Transcript for Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross Star in 'Black-ish'
Test Text1 underline The new ABC sitcom "Blackish" premiers tonight. It's about an up middle class black family grappling with issues. And we have them here this morning. Anthony, the show is closely based on your life, correct? How success can impact kids and how you struggle with identity. It is. Not only my life, but our creator and partner in the venture, Kenya. Our lives and our children. So, yeah, that's what it is. The hilarity ensues. And then the hilarity ensues. I'm going to be very serious in the interview. You play his wife, rainbow. And you're a successful doctor with a liberal perspective. You're the voice of reason? No. More that I balance out the point of view. He sees things black and white, old school, pulled into the pops, Lawrence Fishburne character. My character, rainbow, sees a colorful world. Her name being rainbow. Color is a good thing, all different kinds. Not important to see -- You talk with your hands so much. And my hands are on right now. It's the accessories. Look, I had a mature last night. Look at the shiny thing on my fingertips. The show is about -- it's getting people talking and getting high ratings. "Blackish" is ringed by barbed wire and ringed by land mines. Was it scary to talk about race and the realities of living in today's world. That sounds like guantanamo bay. We shot the show at Disney. It's a comedy. I was waterboarding somebody. One time, and they want to get rid of me already. Okay. Oh, my gosh. It's actually not scary. Because this is stuff -- you see what happens here. Doesn't look scary at all. It's funny. These are issues and things we are dealing with. S it about culture and identity, and race falls into that. How are we as a family, people, human beings, raising our children, sorting through the issues that all of us are talking about. It's new for television, but not really for television. It's definitely not new for human beings. We can't wait to watch. I can't wait for you to watch. When is it? It premiers tonight at

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