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      Season 4 – black-ish

      2017 Comedy List
      100% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 49% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a big home in a classy neighborhood, but as a black man, he begins to question whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family. With the help of his father (Laurence Fishburne), Dre begins to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 04 Buy Now

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      black-ish continues to push boundaries, but with a much more celebratory tone that seeks to educate as readily as it entertains.

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 3, 2017 Juneteenth Dismayed by the twins' Columbus Day school play, Dre works on a catchy song to raise awareness about a black holiday that is worth celebrating. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 10, 2017 Mother Nature Bow feels overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartum depression; the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 17, 2017 Elder. Scam. When Ruby gets scammed, Dre begins to suspect that she isn't as sharp as she used to be; Diane develops an instant crush on Zoey's visiting friend. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 24, 2017 Advance to Go (Collect $200) Dre organizes a family game night, and the competition is fierce; Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior's girlfriend. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 31, 2017 Public Fool An incident at school threatens Junior's future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 7, 2017 First and Last Diane experiences a big life event; Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game of basketball. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 14, 2017 Please Don't Feed the Animals Dre's godbrother is released from prison, which sparks debate; the kids pressure Ruby to reveal secrets from her past. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 5, 2017 Charity Case Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido's new charity campaign that helps people give back to their community; Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 12, 2017 Sugar Daddy Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and resolves to cure himself; Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him and enlists Junior and Diane for help. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 2, 2018 Working Girl Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave; Ruby gives the twins a workaround plan to get out of doing homework. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 9, 2018 Inheritance Ruby has a talk with Dre and Rhonda about her inheritance; Bow's sister hires Junior to become her assistant. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 16, 2018 Bow Knows Dre runs point on a campaign focusing on the talk that black parents have with their children about racial bias; Bow finds an online support group. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 6, 2018 Unkept Woman Dre and Bow's morning routine with the kids changes; Junior bonds with Diane now that he is in charge of driving his siblings to school. Details Episode 14 Aired Mar 13, 2018 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that Junior and Zoey have become sexually active; Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend's grandmother after school. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 13, 2018 White Breakfast When Jack and Diane get in trouble at school, Dre and Bow have to figure out the right balance of discipline and support; Ruby thinks Junior's Spanish teacher is flirting with him. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 20, 2018 Things Were Different Then When Dre helps Junior plan a birthday party for Pops, he sees his father's past in a new light; when Bow decides to say "yes" to everything for a year, Jack and Diane take advantage. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 27, 2018 North Star When both Dre and Bow's families show up for Easter, they have to learn to love each other's different cuisines; Junior tries to organize an Easter egg hunt; Jack and Diane pretend not to be interested to impress their cousins. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 3, 2018 Black Math When Junior is accepted to Howard and Stanford, Dre tries to convince him to attend his alma mater; Ruby decides she's going to manage Jack's comedy career, forcing Diane to compete for her attention. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 10, 2018 Dog Eat Dog World The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog; Bow's brother Johan is in town, and he doesn't get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 17, 2018 Fifty-Three Percent Dre and Bow decide to go back to their therapist, who suggests they make time for a date night; when the bouncy house gets left behind after Devante's birthday party, Jack and Diane take advantage of it in different ways. Details Episode 21 Aired May 1, 2018 Blue Valentime Tensions are high between Dre and Bow as their contractor arrives to remodel the kitchen; Dre reflects on the good times in his relationship with Bow. Details Episode 22 Aired May 8, 2018 Collateral Damage The Johnson kids try to cope when Dre and Bow try taking turns living in the house to give each other space; tensions mount as the family gathers together for Junior's high school graduation. Details Episode 23 Aired May 15, 2018 Dream Home Dre and Bow start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own; Bow doesn't think Dre's new house is suitable for the kids. Details Next
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      Critics Reviews

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      Previous Linda Holmes NPR [Juneteenth] is an impeccable and unforgettable piece of work. Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Caroline Framke Vox Black-ish using its broadcast network platform to help people understand Juneteenth is so important. Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Megan Garber The Atlantic The show's Season 4 premiere, "Juneteenth: The Musical," is the most powerful breakout so far. Oct 5, 2017 Full Review Samantha Coley Tell-Tale TV The work that Black-ish is doing is so incredibly important. 5/5 Jun 21, 2018 Full Review Carolyn Hinds Black Girl Nerds Anyone who has watched previous seasons knows that when it comes to discussing race and politics, the writers don't play it safe, no matter how uncomfortable some people may feel. This first episode proves this season will be no different. Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Sesali Bowen Refinery29 To put it plainly, last night's black-ish was lit. It was a full-on celebration of Black history and culture. It's going to be a hard act (literally) to follow for the rest of the season. Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Spider M This show continues to be amazing, and I don't understand why people dislike it so much. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review A L Very, very good. The episodes where Dre and Bow were heading for a divorce were awful though. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/06/21 Full Review Jackson O Nothing needs to be said that hasn't already been said. It's just not good writing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/21 Full Review Illya F Who the F*** are these "critics" that gave 100%?This sh*t season deserves no more than 40% that the audience gave it. How is this not ambering RT....u have fake reviews from critics. And the unrealistcly annoying maxican chick is the worst thing about it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/14/20 Full Review Audience Member This show is gold and i love every bit of it.I don't know how this show has 47% Audience Ratting.Its a good family Sitcom. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The way this series handled its first major complex issue was brilliantly done. The topic of divcorce and its impact on interpersonal relationships between and amongst people was majestic. This show is always entertaining, but this was a great moment in television history. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Anton Cropper, Gail Lerner, Kevin Bray, Todd Holland, John Fortenberry, Michael Schultz
      Executive Producer
      Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Stacy Traub, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins, Corey Nickerson
      Screenwriter
      Laura Gutin, Courtney Lilly, Yamara Taylor, Lindsey Shockley, Kenya Barris, Graham Towers
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG (L)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 3, 2017
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