‘Black-ish’ will be waving goodbye. For, ABC has confirmed that its forthcoming eighth season will be its last.
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Currently in its seventh season, the hit series has proven a consistent performer for the network. But, as the age-old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. And such will be the case for ‘Black-ish,’ which will wrap in 2022.
Anchored by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis-Ross, the sitcom skilfully navigated a range of topics – including race, class, and gender. And did so without reserve.
A commercial and critical hit, the Emmy-nominated series also proved a fruitful vehicle for the launch of spin-off shows ‘Grown-ish,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ and the incoming series ‘Old-ish.’
Creator Kenya Barris said in a statement:
“In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for — and to do it with the entire and AMAZINGLY STELLAR cast coming back to close this chapter out with us the right way!
This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way. None of this would have been possible without our audience and supporters, who have championed the show every step of the journey; allowing us to change not just the narrative of Black Families, but of Family, Culture, and and the World in general. All the while allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period and especially on a network television comedy.”
We’ll most certainly miss this trail-blazing series.