Laurence Fishburne joins ABC's 'Black-ish' opposite Anthony Anderson

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Laurence Fishburne is adding another TV series to his already full plate. The actor (not to be confused with Samuel L. Jackson) is joining the ABC's comedy pilot "Black-ish."

Per TVLine, the "Hannibal" star will play the "old school father" of Anthony Anderson in the comedy. "Black-ish" is about "an upper-middle class black man [Anderson] struggling to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids."

The role would be a recurring one for Fishburne, who is also set to star in HBO's new Walter Mosley drama project. Fishburne is executive producing "Black-ish" as well.

Meanwhile, Fishburne returns in "Hannibal" Season 2 on NBC on Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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