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EVENT FAB: Tracee Ellis Ross, Omar Epps, Viola Davis & More Hit The Carpet For ABC Upfronts


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The stars of ABC network hit the carpet at Toro restaurant in NYC for the Entertainment Weekly and ABC Upfront VIP party. Tracee Ellis Ross, Omar Epps, Viola Davis, Laurence Fishburne and Anthony Anderson were among the attendees. See their fab carpet pics inside…


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Tracee Ellis Ross looked fab at the ABC Upfronts VIP party in a bright yellow dress paired with salmon colored pumps. Tracee joins Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne for a brand new comedy “Black-ish” (written by The Game’s Kenya Barris) coming to ABC this fall.

The “Black-ish” actress gushed on her role posting on Instagram, “Yup we’re #Blackish …this is a dream and yet it’s reality! @kenyab_in_imax3d #KenyaBarris #LaurenceFishburne @AnthonyAnderson #LarryWilmore and MEEEEE …thank you ABC.”


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Anthony Anderson is the lead star in the new ABC drama “Black-ish” where he plays an upper-middle class black man struggling to raise his kids with a sense of cultural identity.

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And Tracee will play Anthony’s wife in “Black-ish.”

Writer Kenya Barris revealed the show is loosely based on his own life dishing, “I decided to do this project when I looked up and realized that everywhere I go I’m constantly the fly in buttermilk... I’m usually THE Black guy at work. We’re THE Black family in the neighborhood. My kids are basically THE Black kids at school. I think it’s kind of a situation of be careful what you wish for. It’s almost in like moving on up, I’ve sort of priced myself “out” of being Black.”

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“Resurrection” star Omar Epps was dapper in a gray suit on the carpet. He’s returning to ABC for his role as Agent Bellamy for the newly renewed 2nd season of the mysterious series.

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“Nashville” star Chaley Rose posed it up in a cute pink dress alongside Anthony on the carpet.

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Shonda Rhimes’ “How To Get Away With Murder” is coming to ABC this fall, starring Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis. Viola looked nice in a monochromatic look on the carpet.

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And she stopped for a pic with her “How To Get Away With Murder” co-star Matt McGorry.

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Laurence Fishburne will star in the new comedy“Black-ish” playing the father to Anthony Anderson’s character and will also executive produce the show.

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Omar posed with new drama series “American Crime” stars Elvis Nolasco and Benito Martinez.  

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And Viola posed it up in a group shot with screenwriter/director Shonda Rhimes, Entertainment Weekly editors Jess Cagle& Matt Bean and Entertainment Weekly’s publisher Melissa Mattiace.

Fab times!


Photos: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com/Jamie McCarthy/Getty

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