ABC’s hit show Black-ish is dedicating its 100th episode with a celebration for the musical legend Prince and from the looks of the trailer, the Purple one would approve – it’s going to be a party on your TV.
Set your DVR’s because it all goes down Nov. 13 when the tribute episode will air. And of course, the laughs will be on full blast as the cast dresses up in frilly outfits, heels and adds their hijinks to make it memorable must-see TV.
According to ABC, “The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music, on the 100th episode of Black-ish.
ABC’s “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy. Guest starring is Jeff Meacham as Josh and August & Berlin Gross as Devante.
The episode titled “Purple Rain” was written by Peter Saji and directed by Charles Stone.
The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins and produced by ABC Studios.
Celebrating a Musical Legend
It’s been a little over two years since the musical icon died as the result of an accidental drug overdose. But it seems the projects dedicated to his life and his impact on the music industry continues.
In fact, Ava DuVernay is reportedly signed to direct a documentary about the life of the musical legend for Netflix.
“He was like no other. He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”
Here is a sneak peek.
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