black-ish: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)


Season 2

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black-ish returns with a strong cast that isn't afraid to tell the necessary truths about family life and race relations while maintaining the funny, weird moments viewers love.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 129

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Air date: Sep 23, 2015
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Air date: Dec 2, 2015
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Having achieved what their parents always hoped they could—successful careers, four wonderful kids, and a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood—advertising executive Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and his physician wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), continue their commitment to create a sense of cultural identity for their family that honors their Black heritage while also embracing their upper-middle-class success. In Season 2, the family confronts timely issues such as the use of the N-word, gun control, and bullying with compassion, insight, and humor.


Anthony Anderson
as Andre "Dre" Johnson
Tracee Ellis Ross
as Rainbow Johnson
Yara Shahidi
as Zoey Johnson
Marsai Martin
as Diane Johnson
Marcus Scribner
as Andre Johnson Jr.
Peter Mackenzie
as Mr. Stevens
Miles Brown
as Jack Johnson
Caila Martin
as Diane Johnson
Wanda Sykes
as Daphne Lido
Deon Cole
as Charlie Telphy
Andrew Daly
as Dr. Evan Windsor
Johnny Cocktails
as Derrick Blaust
Lang Yun
as Old Asian Lady
Nathan Anderson
as Cousin Dante
Christopher Griffin
as Eustace Telphy
Tyra Banks
as Gigi Franklin
Amber Rose
as Dominique
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
as Officer Tuiasosopo
Marc Evan Jackson
as David Cooper
Beth Lacke
as Andrea Cooper
Nat Faxon
as Everton
Bumper Robinson
as Marcus Montgomery
as Resheida
Steven Lewis
as Gun Store Owner
Notlim Taylor
as Cousin Cha-Cha
Kezii Curtis
as Cousin Carl
as Rhonda Johnson
Toby Huss
as Nelson Simms
Sanai Victoria
as Cousin Diamond
Elle Young
as Sharon Duckworth
Mark Bloom
as Alan Feinstein
Phil Morris
as Frank Duckworth
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News & Interviews for black-ish: Season 2

Critic Reviews for black-ish Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

In its second season, this show has blossomed into one of the funniest sitcoms on television.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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The family proved once again, in both gravy dream and reality, why they are one of the most supportive and stable families on television.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

With a remarkable second season that managed such incendiary topics as the N-word, gun ownership, police brutality and religion with great humor and humanity, black-ish has joined the Lear-led pantheon of socially significant comedies.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

As much heart and genuine emotion Black-ish can mine from its stories, the weirder it gets, the funnier it is.

Sep 24, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Without giving away the conclusion, I'll just say, it's basically perfect.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Word," Wednesday night's second-season premiere of black-ish, demonstrated both what a terrific show that ABC family comedy has become and how lucky we are to have it.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The series is funny, endearing, and studded with little truths about family life and race relations.

Sep 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"The Word" offers a glimpse at a Black-ish that wants to be something more, one that wants to engage with the difficult intricacies of modern racial dynamics... while still remaining a fun, entertaining - and non-preachy - family comedy.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

As a sitcom character, Andre is refreshingly unpredictable, neither sticking stridently to his masculinity nor pushing his essentially progressive stances to the point of sermonizing.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Black-ish is even stronger - and more necessary - than ever.

Jun 8, 2016 | Full Review…

It lays out various arguments, pushes some of them into the kind of exaggeration we call comedy, and leaves you to figure out where you stand on the serious theme, while providing you with some new intellectual ammo.

Sep 30, 2015 | Full Review…

It does its very best to examine its central subject from every possible angle.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for black-ish: Season 2

  • Feb 06, 2018
    I still find this Show funny and interesting
  • Sep 21, 2016
    Esta temporada fueron mas alla de la comedia, en varios episodios los usaron para expresar su posicion sobre algunos aspectos de la sociedad hacia personas de color. Igual mantienen un buen nivel
  • Sep 04, 2016
    Although the premise is not at all original, Black-ish offers a talented cast, - led by Anthony Anderson's comic persona - some sharp, funny cultural issues and a big heart.
  • Apr 27, 2016
    Funny and entertaining.
  • Dec 16, 2015
    An underrated show that has had it's ups and downs, but is killing in in the second season.
  • Nov 26, 2015
    Very funny. very racist though
  • Nov 02, 2015
    I'm not sure why it's only getting 54% from viewers but maybe they need to read this review. I was like a lot of people, skeptical of the name. I thought it was too on the nose and being as how the cast was black I thought the title was just over kill. I did not like the first episode that much,m I thought the use of the word "black" was just too overwhelming and thought the writers wrote themselves into a little sandbox and I was looking for so much more. The second episode gave me what I was looking for!I then became invested in the show because I saw the potential and I was willing to forgive the first episode because pilots are often crap. The rest of the season really showed me that they may have found their footing, but season two took it to a whole new level. This show is now clicking on alll cylinders. It takes social commentary and social issues, some black-centric and and some not, injected lots of humor and gave you a good message at the end. This is my modern day Family Matters, This is what I wanted to the show to be from the gate and I can't tell you how happy I am to see us at this point. The cast chemistry is season two is just fantastic. If you aren't watching this show you are a fool. This show has found it's stride and they are taking off. I get that warm feeling at the end and I feel like a subject was brought to life and addressed in a very well fashion. This is what I loved about 90 sitcoms and this why I love the show. Black-ish, you had my curiosity now you have my attention.
  • Sep 23, 2015
    blackish finds it's stride in it's sophomore season dishing out bursts of laughter while handling tough topics in ways the entire family can watch together.

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