Black-ish

Black-ish

The Johnsons now realize at least two things: There is a price to pay for giving their children more than they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout. Dre is sincere about honoring his family's past, while also embracing its future. As he defines what the American dream means to his family in a multi-cultural world, one idea keeps surfacing. It appears that in this melting pot called America, we are all a little black-ish.
The Johnsons now realize at least two things: There is a price to pay for giving their children more than they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout. Dre is sincere about honoring his family's past, while also embracing its future. As he defines what the American dream means to his family in a multi-cultural world, one idea keeps surfacing. It appears that in this melting pot called America, we are all a little black-ish.

Season 2 (24 episodes)

  • 1. THE Word

    Original air date: 09/23/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. Jack performs the song "Gold Digger" at a school talent show and when he sings a lyric that includes THE word, it leads to his possible expulsion from school. Dre and Bow work together to get him reinstated.

  • 2. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun

    Original air date: 09/30/2015 Runtime: 21:08 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2015 Runtime: 21:08 min. After a break-in down the block, Dre talks about getting a gun, and Bow is not comfortable with the idea. Jack and Diane are shocked that they have been living in the house unprotected, Junior sets off on a quest to protect the family from the real threat, cyber terrorism, and Zoey has Pops teach her the art of Karate to defend herself.

  • 3. Dr. Hell No

    Original air date: 10/07/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. After Dre gets his yearly physical and comes home traumatized, Pops explains his generation’s strong aversion towards healthcare and admits that he hasn’t seen a doctor in years. Shocked by this disclosure, Dre and Bow try to convince Pops to get a check-up.

  • 4. Daddy's Day

    Original air date: 10/14/2015 Runtime: 21:28 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2015 Runtime: 21:28 min. After another lackluster Father's Day overshadowed by graduation parties and summer vacations, Dre and his colleagues decide to come up with a holiday initiative entitled "Daddy's Day," celebrating everything that Father's Day is not. When Dre meets Resheida, a friend of Zoey's who doesn't have a Dad, they develop a bond after he is snubbed by Zoey and she backs him up on the fact that Dads should be respected and heralded. Meanwhile, Junior decides to help Bow around the house but ends up becoming more of a hassle than a help.

  • 5. Churched

    Original air date: 10/21/2015 Runtime: 21:19 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2015 Runtime: 21:19 min. In the Johnson home, Sundays involve SAT prep and sports, so when the family is invited to Church on Sunday by the neighbors, Dre goes against his instinct of always saying "no" and agrees. When they end up having one of the best Sundays they can remember, they realize they should say "yes" to things more often. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane find out they were never baptized, and take it upon themselves to do whatever they want.

  • 6. Jacked o' Lantern

    Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. Ever since he was a kid, Dre has loved Halloween. Now that he lives in one of those "good candy neighborhoods," kids come from all over the city to trick-or-treat, including Dre's own nieces and nephews. The cousins are known for roughhousing and The Johnson kids aren't happy when they come around, but Dre feels his kids could use some toughening. Meanwhile, Dre gets a surprise visit from his own cousin, June Bug, who used to torment Dre as a kid.

  • 7. Charlie in Charge

    Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. While Dre and Bow take Zoey on a trip to visit Bow's alma mater, Brown University, Dre battles with his fear of flying through a little pharmaceutical assistance to get him through the flight. One loopy miscommunication leads to another and Charlie ends up babysitting the kids. When Charlie shares details about Dominique, an old flame that has come back into the picture, the kids hatch a plan to charm her by pretending that the home and children are all a part of Charlie's domesticated lifestyle.

  • 8. Chop Shop

    Original air date: 11/18/2015 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2015 Runtime: 21:29 min. While Bow prepares for the Johnson family's annual Christmas card shoot, Dre takes Junior and Jack to the Barber Shop to get a hair cut from his lifelong Barber, T. When Junior decides to let another Barber cut his hair, Dre feels Junior has violated the most sacred of codes. The family is not happy with Dre's new hair cut but Dre is disappointed in Junior's lack of loyalty to T.

  • 9. Man at Work

    Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre has always looked out for the crew he grew up with, but when his childhood friend Sha comes to stay at the house for a few days, Bow thinks he is taking advantage of Dre's generosity. Meanwhile, Daphne Lido, the now ex-wife of Stevens and Lido's founding partner, gains control of half of the company and wants to start inserting herself in company business. When Daphne starts to question Charlie's work ethic, Dre must decide who he remains loyal to.

  • 10. Stuff

    Original air date: 12/09/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/09/2015 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre thinks Christmas has become commercialized and is all about "stuff," and no one loves "stuff" more than his kids. Pops and Ruby think they have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and come up with a new plan to pare down gifts and spend more time together. The kids don't handle the news well and hope that if they put on their best behavior Dre and Bow will cave in. Meanwhile, Daphne Lido (played by Wanda Sykes), who is single for her first holiday alone, invites herself to the Johnson family home to celebrate with them.

  • 11. Plus Two Isn't a Thing

    Original air date: 01/06/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre’s childhood best friend Gigi Franklin is in town, and Bow feels like an afterthought whenever the two of them are together. Meanwhile, the kids always look forward to a visit from Aunt Gigi and during her stay, become inspired to film a music video and become YouTube stars.

  • 12. Old Digger

    Original air date: 01/13/2016 Runtime: 21:23 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2016 Runtime: 21:23 min. When Ruby invites Dre and Bow to meet the new man in her life, Dre goes on the defensive and finds any reason to dislike him. Once Pops learns that Ruby's suitor is the real deal, he comes up with a plan to distract her. Meanwhile, Junior meets a girl on a dating site, and Zoey, Jack and Diane convince him he's being scammed.

  • 13. Keeping Up With the Johnsons

    Original air date: 01/20/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre and Bow realize they need to be more financially responsible and try to prove to each other they can live without outrageous expenses. Meanwhile, the kids overhear their parents talking about money and Junior decides to start day trading.

  • 14. Sink or Swim

    Original air date: 02/10/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. After Dre notices that his neighbor Janine has never invited his family to any of her pool parties, he assumes she is racially stereotyping them as a family that doesn't swim. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane are a part of the Girls' and Boys' Rovers Organization, and they envy each other's activities.

  • 15. Twindependence

    Original air date: 02/17/2016 Runtime: 21:00 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2016 Runtime: 21:00 min. Jack and Diane are tired of being twins, and after much pleading, Dre and Bow give in to letting them explore their lives as individuals. Meanwhile, Dre buys Zoey her first car, and when he shares the news at work, his colleagues bring up all the terrible things teens do with cars.

  • 16. Hope

    Original air date: 02/24/2016 Runtime: 23:30 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2016 Runtime: 23:30 min. When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. When the verdict is announced, the family handles the news in different ways.

  • 17. Any Given Saturday

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Jack and Diane do biography projects about each other in school, and Diane decides to shoot a documentary on Jack's budding basketball career. Meanwhile, Junior becomes a referee and takes his new responsibilities a little too far.

  • 18. Black Nanny

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 20:51 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 20:51 min. Bow persuades Dre to hire a nanny, and after several interviews that don't go well, they meet Vivian, who impresses them with her desire to take care of the whole family. Meanwhile, when Diane decides to run for class president, Zoey helps Diane create a smear campaign to win Diane the vote.

  • 19. The Leftovers

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. When Dre and Bow realize they don't have a legal guardian for their kids, they make it their mission to find replacement parents should anything happen to them. Meanwhile, Zoey and Junior reveal the truth to Jack about their old dog's death and other family secrets he naively accepted.

  • 20. Johnson & Johnson

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min. Dre's sister, Rhonda, is marrying her girlfriend, and Dre finds out that Bow is against the patriarchal convention of taking the man's last name. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane want to be the ring bearer and flower girl, but worry they've aged out of the gigs, and Junior and Zoey prep Ruby to embrace her daughter's relationship.

  • 21. The Johnson Show

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min. News spreads that Stevens & Lido is going through layoffs, and Dre panics that his family's reputation will be tarnished if he loses his job. Meanwhile, Bow has something to prove when she's put in charge of the school auction and refuses to ask the other moms for help.

  • 22. Super Rich Kids

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. When Dre meets Junior's cool friends, Dre is happy his son may have the opportunity for an actual social life. Meanwhile, Bow deals with Ruby, Zoey, Jack and Diane not confessing to things breaking around the house and decides to handle it her own way.

  • 23. Daddy Dre-Care

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. The flu is going around the Johnson household, and Dre has to step up and take care of the whole family. While Ruby is in quarantine with Bow, she learns a lot about her mother-in-law. Meanwhile, the kids want Bow to take care of them and resist Dre's help.

  • 24. Good-ish Times

    Original air date: 05/18/2016 Runtime: 21:02 min.

    Original air date: 05/18/2016 Runtime: 21:02 min. Dre is left exhausted after wrestling with a lot of stress at work. While at home, he drifts to sleep watching a TV marathon of "Good Times," and dreams The Johnson family goes back in time to the 1970s, transforming into the classic TV show's characters.