Actress Yara Shahidi attends The Coalition For At-Risk Youth (CARRY) "Shall We Dance" Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills

Actress Yara Shahidi attends The Coalition For At-Risk Youth (CARRY) “Shall We Dance” Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills

*Yara Shahidi, who plays young Olivia Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” is set to co-star in the network’s untitled Anthony Anderson pilot, from ABC Studios – formerly titled “Black-ish.”

As previously reported, the single-camera comedy project is from Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy and Principato Young. The story centers on an upper-middle-class black man (Anderson) who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife (Tracee Ellis Ross), old-school father (FIshburne), and his own assimilated, color-blind kids, including teen daughter Zoey (Shahidi), who is always on her phone.

Shahidi previously played Eddie Murphy’s daughter in “Imagine That” and Tyler Perry’s in “Alex Cross.”