Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:30/8:30c, ABC In the Johnsons’ neighborhood, Halloween is celebrated as “Mischief Night,” when for one glorious evening, bad behavior gets a free pass. Cue the pumpkin-smashing! But once Grandma Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) gets in on the action, the hilarity and high jinks spiral out of control.
“She thinks it’s a great chance for kids to ‘purge’ themselves of their wicked ways,” says executive producer Jonathan Groff with a laugh. “It’s pretty intense.”
Luckily, the episode will end with superhero-size fun when the family—including Junior (Marcus Scribner), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross)—suits up as The Incredibles. “It’s a cartoon, so I wasn’t expecting to feel quite so sexy in my costume,” says Ellis Ross, “but I did!” —Ingela Ratledge