How Black-ish Kept Going During COVID-19
Black-ish has come up with creative solutions for pandemic-era TV production. A two-part election special, which aired October 4, minimized soundstage acting by adding green screen work, animation, archival and stock footage, and remote shooting. The idea was proposed by Ross, who not only stars in the show but serves as an executive producer. Her “desire to stay safe in COVID” made her resolute in limiting any live-action work, and animated elements in the show’s Juneteenth episode proved that it could successfully play with different formats. The official season premiere was October 21 on ABC.