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ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Black-ish,’ Drama ‘Clementine’

ABC has picked up the single-camera comedy “Black-ish,” starring Anthony Anderson.

The network has also greenlit drama pilot “Clementine.” from Mark Gordon Co.

Anderson will play an upper middle-class African-American who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite obstacles from his liberal wife, old-school father and his color-blind kids.

Kenya Barris (“The Game”) penned the script and will exec produce with Anderson for ABC Studios and Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy banner and Principato-Young Entertainment.

“Clementine,” from ABC Studios, revolves  around a habitual criminal who digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities. Pilot was written by Dean Georgaris and is exec produced by Georgaris, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper and Ilene Staple.

Follow all of the development activity in pilot season with Variety.com’s Pilot Scorecard

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