Kenya Barris’ Black-ish to End with Season 8 on ABC


Kenya Barris' Black-ish to End with Season 8 on ABC

Kenya Barris’ comedy Black-ish has been renewed for an eighth and final season at ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement for the final season of the award-winning series, starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, came with a sweet post by Barris including a video featuring the cast, which you can check out below:


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“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 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,” the Emmy-nominated creator shared as part of his announcement post.

Season 7 of the series continues to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality. New episodes air on Tuesday nights on ABC. All episodes are available to stream on Hulu.

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Created and executive produced by Kenya Barris, black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy and Jeff Meacham as Josh.

Since its debut, the series continues to garner critical acclaim and has also received numerous nods from award-giving bodies including a Peabody Award in 2015, 19 Emmy nominations, and 5 Golden Globe nominations with Tracee Ellis Ross winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Black-ish is produced by ABC Signature.