The reruns came amid ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in Minneapolis police custody.
That same month, ABC announced that Black-ish will be back on the fall broadcast schedule, just one day after the network said it had been pushed until midseason. The series is now scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. A premiere date is set to be announced soon.
The show, which will return for its seventh season, follows Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) as they work and raise their five children. Black-ish is loosely based on Barris' own life and his marriage to his wife, Rainbow Barris.
Of the decision to bring Black-ish back, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement that after speaking with Barris and the network's "creative partners," they felt it is "important to tell these meaningful stories during this moment in time."
"Black-ish has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events and honoring black voices through the lens of the Johnson family," Burke said.
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