ABC’s new comedy Black-ish has been holding its own in the ratings—now it turns out that it has a very famous family tuning in every Wednesday: the First Family.
Anthony Anderson, who stars in the show alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, recently revealed that Michelle Obama and Sasha love the new sitcom.
“I was at the White House about a month ago and met the president and the first lady and the first thing out of their mouth was, ‘We love Black-ish,’ “ Anderson told the New York Times during a red carpet interview at the BET Honors. “So that came as a shock…It’s Sasha and the first lady’s favorite show. Those are her words.”
After discovering the first family’s love for the show, writers are now working to add a few jokes about the Obamas into the script.
“So we’re writing little jokes about the first family in our show because of that,” Anderson said. “They enjoy it, and we enjoy them watching it.”
It’s even more proof that the Obamas are definitely more plugged into pop culture than many other presidential families have been.
Announcing their support for Black-ish could help deliver an additional boost to the show’s viewership.
This comes at a key time because many viewers are rooting for Black-ish to find major success, as it’s filling a serious void in mainstream programming.
Black-ish is the first Black comedy to air on a major network in more than five years.
Fox was home to Brothers back in 2009 but the series’ success was short lived.
Black-ish follows an African-American family living in Los Angeles as the father struggles to make sure his children gain a strong sense of cultural identity while raising them in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
While the show does focus on a specific cultural experience with the Black family, show producers also want viewers to know that it’s a comedy all families can enjoy.