It’s the Black-ish episode the world will never see. The popular sitcom, starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson has tackled some controversial topics before. Their Juneteeth episode covered the history of slavery and the show also dealt with the feelings of dread and horror African-Americans faced after the Trump election. Created by L.A. native Kenya Barris, Black-ish has also covered the “N” word and police shootings of unarmed Black men.
But once again, it turns out that the NFL anthem protest remains the most polarizing issue that divides people today. While specific details of the episode have not been shared or leaked, it appears that Black-ish’s attempt to cover it didn’t fly with Disney, the parent company of both ABC and ESPN that makes a lot of money off of the NFL.
Titled “Please, Baby, Please,” the episode was originally set to air Feb. 27. ABC revealed in a scheduling announcement on Feb. 22 that the episode would be replaced with a rerun of the single-camera family comedy, but did not provide any additional detail at that time about why the change had been made or when “Please, Baby, Please” would air.
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