‘Black-ish’ Exclusive: Is Tracee Ellis Ross AKA Rainbow Johnson Expecting Baby Number 5?
Talk about spilling the tea — HipHollywood has learned exclusively that your favorite television family might be welcoming a new addition to the already large and comedic crew.
During Sunday afternoon’s Paley Fest, Black-ish star, Peter Mackenzie, who plays Anthony Anderson’s hilariously lax boss, gave the biggest spoiler of Season 2. “[Rain]Bow is having a baby,” he graciously told us. “There is a new baby, a new addition.”
Following Mackenzie’s revelation about Tracee Ellis Ross’ character, HipHollywood caught up with Anderson who didn’t play into the tease, asking us, “Who told you that?” However, when asked what we can expect from Season 3 this fall, he answered, “I guess a baby. I guess sleepless nights. I guess burping. We haven’t figured that out yet. We know how we’ve ended Season 2, obviously you do too. We need to figure out how we are going to tackle another 24 episodes.”
Aside from possible baby bumps and poopy diapers, Anderson also revealed that during the remainder of Season 2, fans could expect more water cooler topics. “We pride ourselves on being topical and timely and also dealing with the divisive topics that brings people together … and have a dialogue.”
Black-ish, which is one of the highest rated sitcoms on ABC, is based around a father making sure his four children stay in touch with black culture. The show is also loosely based on the life of the show’s creator, Kenya Barris, whose wife is also currently pregnant.