Predictable yet still entertaining, prime-time television’s sole drama starring African-Americans makes a welcome return.

Last season on ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights,” Los Angeles police officer Eddie Sutton (Russell Hornsby) moved his wife, Jenn (Nicki Micheaux), and their three children into the inner-city to take advantage of a home ownership incentive program. Eddie believed he could change the community he grew up in.

The next months were difficult. Eddie shot and killed a teen felon, setting off racial tensions in his community. Youngest daughter Lizzie (Rhyon Brown) was kidnapped in retaliation.

As the second season opens, Lizzie wants to communicate with her attacker, now in prison, as part of the church’s forgiveness project.

“You don’t need to be pen pals with a convict,” her father tells her.

Oldest daughter Cassie (Erica Hubbard) returns from art camp, eager to see boyfriend Charles (Robert Adamson). “I haven’t even thought about Charles, who I haven’t seen in 94 days and 10 hours,” she says. Boston Herald Lincoln Heights Home


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