ABC Shelved a “Black-ish” Episode Featuring a Debate on NFL Player Protests



ABC pulled the episode of “Black-ish” that was supposed to air on February 27th at the last minute…and apparently, it was because the show and the network couldn’t agree on the National Anthem protests.

In the episode, Anthony Anderson is making up a story for his infant son during a thunderstorm that’s keeping the whole family awake.

According to “Variety“, the story, “conveys many of his concerns about the current state of the country.”  And it includes the rights of professional athletes to kneel during the anthem.

Creator Kenya Barris says the decision to shelve the episode was mutual… “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it.”

There’s no word what they disagreed on specifically…and ABC apparently has no plans to release the episode on any platform.

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