Channel 4 has bought the rights to critically acclaimed American sitcom black-ish
Currently in its third season in the US, the show stars Anthony Anderson (Kangaroo Jack, The Departed) as Andre Johnson, a middle-class father of four who is afraid he and his family have lost sight of their culture as black Americans living in a white suburban neighbourhood. The series follows Andre's attempts to reclaim his family's heritage and encourage his children to celebrate their roots.
The family comedy has been a success in the States, widely lauded for its socially-conscious portrayal of black American life and no holds barred approach to discussing contemporary racial issues, such as police shootings and use of the 'n' word. It has won numerous NAACP Image Awards and been nominated for four Primetime Emmys.
black-ish will join digital channel E4's current slate of American sitcoms including How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, and New Girl when it airs later this month. In September, the broadcaster signed a deal to air NBC's feel good drama This Is Us.