US First Lady will appear in season six episode of show about a black family, and viewers will see her swearing in for the first time
Michelle Obama is the latest celebrity to cameo on black-ish.
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The former first lady of the United States will appear in a season six episode of the comedy, which explores the lives of an American family of colour, played by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The television adaptation of the popular comedy Happy Endings was one of the earliest examples of an African American-led show being made by a major broadcaster. The ABC comedy won a Golden Globe award and four Emmy awards for its original cast.
The new TV season will see the appearance of Ariana Grande in a new episode of black-ish. Others who have appeared in episodes of the show, which started in 2014, include Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Garth Brooks, Seth Meyers, Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey and Anita Hill.
Obama, who was a popular guest in 2015 at an event organised by Google, recently published her memoir Becoming.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, the former first lady spoke about how Donald Trump’s “derogatory remarks” about her and her husband had affected her. “What I experienced here was misogynistic, racist and xenophobic,” she said. “Trump was saying that because my husband was born in this country, he was not one of us. He was not worthy of empathy.”
Obama appeared at the Democratic national convention in support of Hillary Clinton.
Obama appeared as a guest on an episode of black-ish in 2015.