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In this comedy series, a successful black man worries that he's losing touch with his African-American culture. With the help of his father, he works to change that by helping his family to have a better sense of who they are and where they came from. The series star Anthony Anderson and airs on ABC.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC
4 Seasons, 96 Episodes
September 24, 2014
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown
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  • Dre and Bow are living separate lives and switching off with the kids. They start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own. Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon with all the amenities, and Bow doesn't think it's suitable for the kids.

  • The Johnson kids attempt to keep their emotions in check after an estranged Dre and Bow try "nesting," taking turns living in the family house separately to give each other space. But tensions mount as the family gathers together for Junior's high school gratulation.

  • Tensions are high between Dre and Bow as their contractor arrives to remodel the kitchen, realizing they have grown apart. Dre reflects on the good times in his relationship with Bow.

  • Dre and Bow have been fighting more than usual, and they decide to go back to their therapist who suggests they make time for a date night. Meanwhile, after Devante's first birthday party, the bouncy house gets left behind, and Jack and Diane take advantage of it in different ways.

  • The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A's - and he does! Meanwhile, Bow's brother Johan is in town and he doesn't get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

  • When Junior is accepted to Howard and Stanford, Dre tries to convince him to attend his alma mater. Meanwhile, Jack develops a comedy style and Ruby decides she's going to manage his career, forcing Diane to compete for her attention.

  • Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops' 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad's past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say "yes" to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.

  • When Jack and Diane get in trouble at school, Dre and Bow have to figure out the right balance of discipline and support so that their kids aren't too afraid of authority nor entitled either. Meanwhile, Ruby thinks Junior's Spanish teacher is flirting with him, and he begins to realize that girls at school are starting to check him out.

  • Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend's grandmother after school.

  • Dre and Bow's morning routine with the kids is changing now that Bow is taking some time off work. Meanwhile, Junior bonds with Diane now that he is in charge of driving his siblings to school.

  • Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on "The Talk," which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.

  • Dre's sister Rhonda is in town and Ruby has a talk with them about her inheritance. Meanwhile, Bow's sister Santamonica is also in town and she hires Junior to become her assistant.

  • Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave. Meanwhile, Ruby gives the twins a "workaround" plan to get out of doing homework.

  • Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he's resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane's help.

  • Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido's new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

  • Bow keeps in touch with Dre's incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar's future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she's been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

  • Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.

  • An incident at school threatens Junior's future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.

  • Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend, Megan.

  • Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

  • Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartem depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.

  • In the fourth-season opener, the family attend a school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by its inaccuracies. This inspires him to get Aloe Blacc to help him create a catchy song intended to raise awareness about a black holiday.

  • Initially wary, Dre embraces throwing Bow's baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.

  • Dre tearfully drops Zoey off to college for her two-day orientation, and she hits it off with fellow incoming freshman Miriam after they ditch the campus tour. They are smitten upon meeting Aaron, who is running the Black Student Union booth at the club fair. When Zoey finds out that Dre never turned in her housing application, she pays a visit to President Schock and Dean Parker to plead for mercy.

  • Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

  • When Zoey is accepted to several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel sentimental. Meanwhile, Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

  • Dre becomes envious of his sister's relationship with Pops. Meanwhile, Dre and Bow encourage Zoey to take Junior to a high-school party; and the twins feel like they're soon to be forgotten, so they start to live life to the fullest.

  • Dre is thrilled about a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest it plays on stereotypes.

  • Dre thinks it would be beneficial for him and his unborn child to take paternity leave.

  • When Janine gives Diane a white Girlstory doll for her birthday, Bow tries to return it for a black doll but is appalled by the lack of options.

  • Dre gets jury duty. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house to better express themselves, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

  • When Dre goes to Compton for a funeral, he encounters his old crew and struggles with survivor's remorse for the friends he left behind. Meanwhile, Bow feels insecure when Ruby criticizes her parenting style.

  • Dre and Bow have a gender reveal party, and Dre is thrilled because it's his turn to name the baby. He decides on a culturally significant name that Bow and Ruby aren't a fan of. Meanwhile, Zoey's plan to have an anti-Valentine's Day with her friend Shelly is thwarted when Junior asks Shelly out on a date, so Diane tries to fill in as Zoey's BFF.

  • Bow persuades Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to handle his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

  • Tension escalates at Dre's work following the presidential election. Even though it's been eight weeks since election night, no one is being productive. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president.

  • When Diane stumbles on some inappropriate websites, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet free-zone and deal with the backlash.

  • With Zoey leaving for college soon, Dre is determined to create the best family Christmas ever. Meanwhile, Bow babysits Gigi's newborn and reflects on just how difficult mothering a baby is.

  • Bow encourages Dre to use his connections and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he refuses to allow his daughter to rely on nepotism. When Bow finds Zoey a place at the hospital, Dre successfully pulls some strings at Teen Vogue.

  • Bow must address unresolved feelings about her own biracial identity when Junior brings home his first girlfriend, who happens to be white. Dre is handling a big project for a client at work and relies on Charlie to teach him how to relate to the campaign's white, female point-person. Meanwhile, Zoey needs extra credit for her design class, and asks Jack and Diane if she can remodel their room.

  • When Jack and Diane bring home the results of their career tests, Dre and Bow try to accept the reality that Jack may have a blue-collar future. Meanwhile, Ruby believes Diane is possessed with a little help from Junior and Zoey.

  • Dre issues Junior a warning after he embarrasses Dre during a basketball game. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween.

  • At work, Dre offers his opinion about how black people are perceived now versus when he grew up. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend more time with the kids before the new baby arrives and seeks advice from Pops on how to make them want to be around her.

  • Junior runs for class president. Even though he is overqualified for the job, he can't seem to make a connection with his fellow classmates.

  • When Dre discovers Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he seeks guidance from family members and coworkers. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and instantly begins to annoy Dre.

  • In the third season premiere, Dre decides to take his kids on a vacation he never experienced as a child - a trip to Disney World.

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