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ABC Halts a Political Episode of Black-ish Due to ‘Creative Differences’

The episode debated on kneeling during the national anthem.

Via Variety
We all love Black-ish, the hit ABC show that has been applauded for tackling social and political issues, like the Trump election (2016). However, there has been an unexpected pause on a recent episode due to what is cited as “creative differences” between the broadcaster and the show-runner Kenya Barris.

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According to Variety,the episode in questions centers around Dre (Anthony Anderson) reading his son a bedtime story, when things shifted and he began sharing his own story about his own anxieties. It includes a scene about athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

Barris said, “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it.” Later an ABCs spokesperson added, “One of the things that has always made Black-ish so special is how it deftly examines delicate social issues in a way that simultaneously entertains and educates. However, on this episode there were creative differences we were unable to resolve.”

“Please, Baby Please,” was scheduled to air February 27th but was replaced by a re-run.

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