"black-ish," arriving Sept. 24, features
Andre Johnson (Anderson) wonders if the trappings of success have brought too much assimilation to his family. "The world he sees has a much different lens than the one he would like his family to look though," the production notes say.
For instance, his son announces that like his schoolmates he would like a bar mitzvah for his 13th birthday, even though his family isn't Jewish. Anderson said the incident grew out of an actual story involving his son.
"This is more about culture, rather than race," said Anderson. "It's about a father that has given his kids a little too much. Something is lost."
Executive producer Kenya Barris added, "The show is about a black family but could be about a lot of different families and their experience."
The show comes more than three decades after