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ABC Considering Development of a Black-ish Prequel

ABC considering development of a Black-ish prequel The hit ABC sitcom Black-ish already has a spinoff, Grown-ish, and it may be getting a prequel as well. According to a report from Variety, the network is in the early stages of development for a prequel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMappi...
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Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


Humanitas Prize Honoree Kenya Barris Is ‘Never Out to Make Bank, He’s There to Make Change’

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris’ willingness to tackle tough topics on primetime network television – including police brutality, corporal punishment, and the 2016 election – “opens minds and hearts into a window into a world many folks don’t understand,” said one of the show’s stars, Marcus Scribner, in honoring Barris at the 44th Annual Humanitas Prize awards […]
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Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
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‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris No Longer Sure He’d Want Kanye West to Guest Star

If you asked “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris a year ago who his dream guest star for the ABC sitcom would be, Kanye West would be at the top of his wishlist. Now, his answer would be a little different. “I still love him, but it’s … different,” Barris said of the rapper, who has drawn […]
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Ranking the Movies Directed by George Clooney

Ranking the Movies Directed by George Clooney George Clooney has asserted himself as a very versatile actor over his career. He has been Oscar-nominated and has even won one as well. Perhaps among his best gifts, is his smooth transition from being in front of the camera to behind it. Clooney has put himself in his films before, but he has managed to direct three very solid films while also turning some solid performances. By baseball standards, Clooney is batting .500 which is pretty solid. ...
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Kenya Barris Of ‘Black-ish’ Fame Has Plans For Netflix

Barris left ABC after it wouldn’t air an episode of black-ish that was about NFL players kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance – but he left, in what both sides describe as an amicable split, for a lucrative deal at Netflix. What’s he going to do with the new opportunity? He doesn’t say much, but he will tease: “I can say this. … I want to reboot what a family show is.”
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Kenya Barris Talks Netflix Plans, #MeToo and His Unusual Career Path at USC Comedy Festival

Showrunner Kenya Barris offered a glimpse of one of the projects he is pursuing now that he has relocated to Netflix during a wide-ranging discussion Saturday night held as part of the USC Comedy Festival. “I can say this,” Barris teased. “I want to reboot what a family show is.” Barris spoke with filmmaker Tim […]
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ABC Comedy Chief Jamila Hunter to Join Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamila Hunter, ABC’s senior vice president of comedy development, is leaving the network for an executive position at Kenya Barris’ production company, Variety has learned exclusively. Hunter will be president of television at Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society. The news comes two months after Barris exited his overall deal at ABC Studios for a reported $100 million deal […]
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What Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Is Working on Under His New Netflix Deal

As Black-ish returns tonight for its fifth season, creator Kenya Barris is no longer overseeing the hit ABC comedy. While he remains as an executive producer, Barris has stepped away from his day-to-day duties on the comedy to focus on the new megadeal that he signed with Netflix in August. Barris, who was just named...
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Kenya Barris Reinvented the Family Comedy With Black-ish. Now He’ll Do It Again at Netflix

Some television creators depend on large doses of caffeine, sugar or pharmaceuticals to help them do their jobs. Kenya Barris takes a different approach. "I'm one of those guys who is fueled by my fear," says Barris, who created ABC's Black-ish and its hit spinoff, Freeform's Grown-ish. "I use that to remind me to dot...
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Censoring 'Black-ish' was a craven move

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix.
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Opinion: Censoring 'Black-ish' was craven

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix.
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Censoring 'Black-ish' was to satisfy Trump's base

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix.
Tags: News, Abc, Colin Kaepernick, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Barris, Kenya Barris


Opinion: Censoring 'Black-ish' was a craven move to satisfy Trump's base

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix.
Tags: News, Abc, Colin Kaepernick, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Barris, Kenya Barris


‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris On Why NFL Kneeling Protest Episode Scrapped

Barris said ABC wanted him to cut too much anti-Trump material from the episode.
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'Black-ish' creator opens up about an 'anti-Trump' episode shelved by ABC that was reportedly one reason he left for Netflix

"Black-ish" creator Kenya  Barris left ABC in August for a reported $100 million deal with Netflix. A big reason for his departure was that ABC shelved a "Black-ish" episode that its execs deemed too critical of President Trump, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Barris reportedly had  "a flurry of back-and-forths with executives as high up as CEO Bob Iger" over the "political sensitives" of the episode (which he wrote), before ABC decided to shelve it.    Kenya Barris, the creator of the...
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ABC Orders Bewitched Reboot From Kenya Barris

ABC orders Bewitched reboot from Kenya Barris Kenya Barris, the mind behind the acclaimed ABC sitcom Black-ish and its spin-off Grown-ish, will develop one final project for the primetime network before starting his deal with Netflix with a reboot of the 1964 classic sitcom Bewitched, according to Deadline. The reboot will feature a new spin on the series in which audiences follow Samantha, a hardworking, single black mother who also has the powers of a witch and marries Darren, a white, mort...
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‘Bewitched’ Reboot From ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris and Yamara Taylor In the Works at ABC

The time has come for yet another reboot. This time: Bewitched. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris recently ended his deal with ABC to head to Netflix, but as he was leaving, he took time to sell ABC on a Bewtiched reboot. The new take on the sitcom will feature an interracial blended family. Barris developed the new Bewitched with Black-ish writer and producer Yamara Taylor. The 1960s sitcom Bewitched is back, again. Deadline has the news regarding the new Bewitched reboot from Barris and Taylo...
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‘Bewitched’ Reboot From Kenya Barris in the Works at ABC

ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a reboot of classic sitcom “Bewitched” from Kenya Barris. The project hails from ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television. It was in the works prior to Barris’ departure this summer from ABC Studios, where he had been under an overall deal. Earlier this month, Barris signed a […]
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Kenya Barris—The One Hundred Million Dollar Man

Back in the ’70s actor Lee Majors was The Six Million Dollar Man. I don’t know what $6 million dollars in 1974 would be worth today, but Kenya Barris’ $100 million dollar deal with Netflix makes him—if not bionic (like Lee Majors character)—quite a wealthy writer/producer by any measure. And Barris wasn’t hurting for coin. The […]
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LADWP water tank project in Pacoima neighborhood stirs up fear of history repeating itself

A 1-million-gallon water tank could be headed to Pacoima’s Hansen Hills neighborhoods, and it’s causing alarm among some residents who said they were blindsided by the news. The cylindrical tank would rise about 50 feet at the edge of Hansen Hills, near the Garber Street cul-de-sac, and store recycled water intended for use at parks and golf courses. The welded steel structure, which would cost about $7.5 million to build, would sit on county-owned property at nearby Whiteman Airport. Some, like...
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‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris sets exclusive Netflix deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it’s signed “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform. Barris’ Peabody-winning “black-ish” aired on ABC, and he produced the spinoff “grown-ish” for the network’s Disney […]
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Netflix signs exclusive deal with ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris

Netflix just announced a multi-year deal with Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish. While Barris will remain an executive producer on those shows (and on the upcoming Besties), he will be exclusively developing new series for Netflix. The deal only covers TV, as Barris (who was one of the writers of Girls Trip) has a first-look movie deal at Fox. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which also cites sources who say the deal is for three years and is in the “high...
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Kenya Barris Signs Overall Series Deal With Netflix

Kenya Barris signs overall series deal with Netflix Netflix has announced that writer Kenya Barris has officially signed on to produce new shows exclusively for the streaming service. Under his multi-year overall deal with Netflix, Barris has agreed to write and executive produce all future projects through his production company Khalabo Ink Society. “Kenya Barris is one of our great modern storytellers,” Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said. “Kenya uses his voice t...
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Talk about a ‘garage sale’: Batmobile creator George Barris’ memorabilia collection is up for sale this weekend

In a section of North Hollywood on Riverside Drive a team has been laboring in the heat to get ready for what could turn out to be the estate sale to end all estate sales — especially if you’re into 20th-century pop culture. They’re dusting off, organizing and pricing thousands upon thousands of items collected over the decades by the late George Barris, the car-customization legend who created the Batmobile for the 1960’s “Batman” TV series, The Beverly Hillbillies’ ramshackle buggy, The Munste...
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TV Bits: ‘Sabrina’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘Sneaky Pete’, ‘Castlevania’ and More

In this edition of TV bits: Sabrina gets a Halloween-adjacent release date black-ish creator Kenya Barris exits ABC for Netflix Netflix orders series based on graphic novel Daybreak Lena Waithe is making a horror anthology series for Amazon A new study suggests the number of TV cord-cutters will rise this year Sneaky Pete will keep on sneaking for a third season Nicole Kidman is producing a drama for Amazon First images from The Little Drummer Girl, the new AMC spy series from director Park Ch...
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‘black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris leaving ABC Studio

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of the ABC comedy “black-ish” is leaving the network. Barris confirmed his departure from ABC Studios in an Instagram post Friday in which he thanked those who had helped him and said he was “nervous but ready” for his next steps. The writer-producer created “black-ish,” which stars Anthony Anderson […]
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Months After ABC Refused To Air An Episode Of The Show ‘black-ish,’ The Show’s Creator Leaves Three Years Early

Speculation says that showrunner Kenya Barris has jumped ship for warmer waters at Netflix, but that’s unconfirmed. And “Barris will remain an executive producer on all of his ABC Studios shows,” including black-ish spinoff grown-ish.
Tags: Art, Media, Abc, Netflix, ABC Studios, Barris, Kenya Barris, 07.27.18


Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Will Leave ABC Studios in August

Mr. Barris will part ways with the Disney-owned production company in August, following creative differences. He is widely expected to move to Netflix.
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