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      Season 5 – black-ish

      2018 Comedy List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 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 17 Buy Now

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 16, 2018 Gap Year After Dre and Bow drop Junior off at college, he returns home, deciding he wants to take a gap year; Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 23, 2018 Don't You Be My Neighbor Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack; Diane develops her first crush, and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 30, 2018 Scarred for Life The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in school; Dre and Bow try to help by putting together a haunted house and inviting the whole seventh grade; Junior spends time with a girl from Ruby's choir. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 13, 2018 Purple Rain The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince; each member of the family works to explain Prince's tremendous impact on their lives through his music. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 20, 2018 Good Grief Bow's mom visits the family for the first time since the loss of Bow's dad; Bow decides to throw a big party for what would have been her dad's next birthday; Mason invites Diane to an MMA fight on the same night as the party. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 27, 2018 Stand Up, Fall Down Dre decides to put Junior to work as an intern at Stevens & Lido; Bow lets Ruby watch Devante after the nanny quits. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 4, 2018 Friends Without Benefits Bow makes a new friend at work, and Dre thinks she has broken bird syndrome; when Junior transforms his shared room with Jack into a frat house, Ruby and Diane gang up against them. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 11, 2018 Christmas in Theater Eight The Johnsons can't agree on what movie to see on their traditional Christmas trip to the theater; Junior feels embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 8, 2019 Wilds of Valley Glen Dre takes Jack and Diane on a camping trip for school and hatches a plan for them to escape to a fancy hotel for some pampering; Bow gets an award at work, but feels undermined after a colleague is surprised to learn where she went to school. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 15, 2019 Black Like Us Dre and Bow are furious after Diane isn't lit properly in her class photo; Junior claims there is unspoken colorism within the family. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 22, 2019 Waltz in A Minor Dre's teenage cousin Kyra needs a place to stay. The Johnsons decide to take her in, but they have different approaches to helping her adjust to suburban life; Jack and Diane try to get Kyra on social media to get information about her. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 12, 2019 Dreamgirls and Boys Dre and Bow struggle with identity politics involving the kids; Diane's crush starts spending time with another girl; Junior's Valentine's Day date goes awry after Dre and Pops have a talk with him about chivalry. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 19, 2019 Son of a Pitch Junior shakes things up at Stevens & Lido as an intern; Bow has a meeting with one of Kyra's teachers and learns that she has an aptitude for chemistry, but Kyra doesn't want to transfer to a magnet school. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 26, 2019 Black History Month Dre is upset that Jack and Diane are getting the same surface-level education about Black History Month that he got when he was growing up; he is asked to make a presentation at the school assembly and wants to bring black history to life. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 19, 2019 justakidfromcompton Dre and Bow want to send Kyra to Valley Glen Prep, but after the school treats them like a charity case, they are infuriated; Junior wants to get a job as Josh's assistant at Stevens & Lido. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 26, 2019 Enough Is Enough After Kyra's estranged father shows up and wants to bring Kyra home to Houston, Dre and Bow work to show him the amazing life they can provide for her; the kids go on a mission to get Kyra one last chili dog from Larry's. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 2, 2019 Each One, Teach One When Junior tells Dre that Josh is his mentor, Dre flips out; Jack and Diane show their friends a video of Bow dancing, and she becomes the hot mom. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 9, 2019 Andre Johnson: Good Person As they are planning Devante's birthday, Bow wants to be more mindful with all the new child-rearing rules these days, but Dre isn't having it; Jack and Diane try to change Ruby's bad habits. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 16, 2019 Under the Influence Jack keeps getting himself into trouble, so Dre chaperones the twins' school dance to keep an eye on him; Junior fights with his girlfriend after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 23, 2019 Good in the 'Hood Dre's sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community; Bow becomes the "office mom" at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 30, 2019 FriDre Night Lights Dre is thrilled when Jack makes the football team, but Bow is against the idea; Diane wants Junior to drive her to her first real date with Jalen, but Junior overstays his welcome. Details Episode 22 Aired May 14, 2019 Is It Desert or Dessert? Dre has concerns about Jack and Diane spending the weekend with their friends' family in the desert; Pops is forced to come to terms with how he treats women after he helps set Junior up. Details Episode 23 Aired May 21, 2019 Relatively Grown Man Junior gets an offer for his dream job working with Migos, but Dre and Bow are determined to convince him to return to college and get his degree. Details Next
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      Previous LaToya Ferguson Uproxx Gap Year sets the new normal for Black-ish season five well, but tonally, the show's not quite back yet. Oct 30, 2018 Full Review Emily St. James Vox While more tired than it's ever felt, is still one of TV's best family comedies, mixing the sort of lighthearted family stories that are the center of this subgenre with more thoughtful and probing explorations of black life in America. Oct 16, 2018 Full Review Alci Rengifo Entertainment Voice The universal touch is how with this new season, the seasons of life are taking new turns as everyone continues to grow up. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Sesali Bowen Refinery29 [In season 5,] my eyes were firmly on Diane (Marsai Martin) who is on the precipice of something great. In fact, I'm calling it now: Diane is going to shine in this season. Oct 18, 2018 Full Review Rachelle Lewis TV Fanatic Bow and Dre are better than ever in black-ish Season 5 Episode 1 putting all the separation drama behind them, praise the lord. Therapy is doing wonders for them because they worked as a team to deal with Junior. 4/5 Oct 17, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous Spider M I believe this show is still good, and that people are too hating. The plot, messages and overall acting is still A (albeit slightly worse than before), and the season is still enjoyable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Unlikeable characters and not funny Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely love this show. Must watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member My family and I love this show. It is so funny. I love how they talk about real life topics. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Ive never seen a more racist show on local TV. If there was a show called "white-ish" it would be banned. All they did was talk about how they needed guns to protect themselves. Complete TRASH that should not be on our TV. Stereotyping at its finest. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The show isn't just funny, it provides great insight about the issues within our communities etc Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Linda Mendoza, Charles Stone III, Gail Lerner
      Executive Producer
      Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Stacy Traub, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins, Corey Nickerson
      Christian Lander, Doug Hall, Gail Lerner, Peter Saji, Courtney Lilly, Kenny Smith Jr., Laura Gutin, Steven White, Lisa Muse Bryant
      TV-PG (L)
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 16, 2018
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