'Black-ish' Sets Animated Election Special to Air in October

Matthew A. Cherry will direct the two-part episode

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ABC is set to air an election-themed episode of “Black-ish” as a two-part animated special next month, the network announced Tuesday.

The hour-long standalone episode, which will be directed by “Hair Love” director Matthew A. Cherry, will air Sunday, Oct. 4.

Read the full episode description below:

In “Election Special Pt. 1,” (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT), Junior is excited for his first time voting but discovers he has been purged from the voter polls so he does a deep dive into why – trying to understand the systems in place for voter registration. “Election Special Pt. 1” is directed by Matthew A. Cherry and written by Eric Horsted.

Then, in a special animated episode, “Election Special Pt. 2,” (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT), Dre’s colleague Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) makes an ill-advised decision to run for Congress, so Dre enlists his family’s help and campaigns against him but gets caught up with fundraising and private interest groups. “Election Special Pt. 2” is directed by Matthew A. Cherry and written by Graham Towers & Ben Deeb.

More to come…

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