The Johnsons are back!
The hour-long special which will air ahead of the official Black-ish season 7 premiere partially animated special to set ahead of the 2020 election. Read ahead the article to more details about the release date and the animated election special episode synopsis.
it follows the Johnsons as they navigate the upcoming election, with Junior (Marcus Scribner) embarking on his journey as a first-time voter and Dre (Anthony Anderson) launching an exploration into local politics.
The special will be presented in part as an animated episode directed by Oscar® Winner Matthew A. Cherry. The two back-to-back “black-ish” episodes return to ABC with a special one-hour currently set to air on SUNDAY, OCT. 4 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT.
[An official premiere date for the highly-anticipated seventh season will be announced shortly.]
Reads the synopsis of both episodes below.
Black-ish Season 7 Episode 1 “Election Special Part. 1 is directed by Matthew A. Cherry and written by Eric Horsted.
Debut Date October (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT)
Junior is excited about his first time voting but discovers he has been purged from the voter polls so he does a deep dive into why – trying to understand the systems in place for voter registration.
Black-ish Season 7 Episode 2
The special animated episode, “Election Special Part. 2,” is directed by Matthew A. Cherry and written by Graham Towers & Ben Deeb.
Debut Date October (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Dre’s colleague Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) makes an ill-advised decision to run for Congress, so Dre enlists his family’s help and campaigns against him but gets caught up with fundraising and private interest groups. “Election Special Pt. 2”
In its upcoming seventh season, “black-ish” will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality.