Girlfriends alumna Tracee Ellis Ross is set to startracee3 opposite Anthony Anderson in his untitled ABC pilot (formerly Black-ish) from ABC Studios, Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy and Principato Young. The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class black man (Anderson) who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids. Ross is repped by Impression, Paradigm and Hansen, Jacobsen, Teller.

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bassett1Australian actress Natasha Bassett has rounded out the cast of Fox’s half-hour pilot from writer Ricky Blitt, Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and producer Stephen McPherson. It centers on a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirtysomething man (Jon Heder)  she gets married — and her new husband (David James Elliott) and his three teenage children move in. Bassett plays Emma, a pretty and smart but rebellious 17-year-old who’s upset her dad (Elliott) remarried so quickly after her mother’s death. Bassett, repped by 3 Arts and Shanahan in Australia, appeared in NBC’s Camp.

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I agree Alex. Both of these could be huge hits and/or self starters. I wish they would...
Alex
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I'm REALLY excited for ABC two new black sitcoms this year! Kevin Hart and Anthony Anderson shows...
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Jon Heder's character is a thirty-something year old man who lives at home with his single mother...