‘Black-ish’ Political Episode Pulled Over ‘Creative Differences’

The creators of “Black-ish” and ABC could not agree on an upcoming episode.

The season four episode titled “Please, Baby, Please” was originally scheduled to air on Feb. 27, but was indefinitely scrapped by the show’s network.

ABC confirmed to Variety they could not find common ground with series creator Kenya Barris.

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“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,” an ABC rep said in a statement.

“However, on this episode, there were creative differences we were unable to resolve,” the statement continued.

Barris also addressed the situation. “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it,” said the episode’s director.

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“’Black-ish’ is a show that has spoken to all different types of people and brought them closer as a community and I’m so proud of the series,” he concluded.

The episode in question reportedly involved Anthony Anderson’s character improvising a bedtime story about his concerns about the current state of the union. The episode also featured an argument about athletes taking the knee.

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross won a Golden Globe Award in 2017 for her efforts on the show.

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