Octavia Spencer To Guest Star On 'Black-Ish' For A Black History Episode Directed By Tracee Ellis Ross

February 8th 2019

The black-ish cast is going all out for their Black History Month-themed episode!

According to TV Line, Octavia Spencer will join the cast on the upcoming episode "Black History Month," airing Feb. 26. She will play herself in the episode, but nothing about her interaction with the storyline has been revealed. Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays long-suffering wife Bow on the series, will direct.

What TV Line has learned about the episode is that Dre (Anthony Anderson) complains to Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane's (Marsai Martin) school principal about the school's mediocre education on Black history. Because of his complaining, he ends up being the one designated to give a talk during an assembly-wide program.

Spencer is the latest Oscar-bonafide actress to join black-ish; Quvenzhané Wallis has joined the cast in a recurring role as Dre's little cousin Kyra.

Black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

by Monique Jones on February 8th 2019

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