Superstar – September 1 2021 – ‘Richard Pryor’ – ABC

Superstar: Richard Pryor

ABC News’ “Superstar” profiles legendary comedian Richard Pryor, whose groundbreaking work influenced millions. Using material from the ABC News archives, “Superstar: Richard Pryor” explores the iconic comedian’s complex years growing up in a brothel, how he made his way into the world of show business, and how he found his place by breaking barriers with his honest comedy that depicted the realities of Black America. The primetime event also dives into his issues with drugs, a near-death experience that had a profound impact on him, his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and his lasting legacy following his death. “Superstar: Richard Pryor” is told not only in Pryor’s own words, through his archival interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, but also by friends, family and colleagues who knew him best. “Superstar: Richard Pryor” airs Wednesday, Sept. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. It can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

About Superstar

From the producers of ABC News’ No. 1-rated “20/20” and “Truth and Lies” series comes the all-new television event of the summer: “Superstar.” The new one-hour series features rare footage and intimate details about the mavericks who shaped American culture including Whitney Houston, Kobe Bryant, Robin Williams and more. The series travels deep inside the lives of these icons and features interviews with friends and family who reveal the meteoric highs and the devastating costs of fame. The stunning one-hour premiere will profile music legend Whitney Houston and feature never-before-seen private video showcasing Houston – a Black woman who broke barriers to become a modern pop icon – in a new light.

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