ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ To End With Season 8

BLACK-ISH - "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" - Jack gets cut from the basketball team and it leads to a family discussion about him being short for his age. Dre is worried for his future, but Bow feels strongly that Jack will overcome his adversity and be stronger for it, on "black-ish," TUESDAY, OCT. 15 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Christopher Willard via Getty Images)
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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ To End With Season 8

The show’s been on air for nearly a decade.

Published May 17th

Written by Paul Meara

Black-ish is reportedly coming to an end.

The ABC comedy, which stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, will end with its eighth season. Show creator Kenya Barris confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Friday (May 14).

“#BLACKISH ANNOUNCEMENT!!! -To ALL the people in the world I love, honor, respect and care for it is both exciting and bittersweet to share that black-ish been RENEWED by ABC for it’s EIGHTH… and FINAL SEASON,” he wrote. “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!” 

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Additionally, Barris said the show “changed my life in so many ways” and that the show allowed him to “change not just the narrative of Black Families” as well as “Family, Culture, and the World in general.”

Black-ish premiered back in September of 2014 and has since garnered multiple Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody award. The sitcom has also received numerous spinoffs, including Old-ish, Mixed-Ish and Grown-ish.

Photo: Christopher Willard via Getty Images

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