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One of our favorite girlfriends, Tracee Ellis Ross, may be heading back to primetime TV.

According to Deadline, Ross landed the starring role in an untitled ABC sitcom. The pilot, which was written by Kenya Barris (of The Game) and previously called Black-ish, will also feature Anthony Anderson, and will mark Ross’ return to TV since BET shelved her family comedy Reed Between the Lines.

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Here’s a synopsis of the show:

 An upper-middle-class black man (Anderson)  struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife (Ross), old-school father (reportedly Laurence Fishburne), and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.

The pilot is being produced by ABC studios, Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy and Principato Young.

Considering there are no Black sitcoms on network TV today, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that this show makes it to the air.

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  • Southpaw

    Bi-racial women should not be representing black women.

    • That’s not even implied, here. The synopsis called Anthony Anderson black, not Tracee. And if the sitcom has a mostly black cast, that would explain the label “Black sitcom”.

    • Scotty

      Btw, the majority of blacks are mixed. Doesn’t madder if it happened 100 years ago or yesterday. It about cultural identity.

  • paintgurl40

    I like Ross, Anderson and Fishburne, but the plot sounds boring as hell.

  • sparger

    That doesn’t sound like a good premise for a show.Every week Anderson will be wrong until the very special episode when the kids realize they are black.

  • JingoBaby

    Why Anthony Anderson tho? Ugh.