Black-ish fans will rejoice and be sad all in one. The popular ABC sitcom has been renewed for its eighth and final season.
The popular show, created by Kenya Barris, debuted back in 2014, making history as it was able to share tough conversations about the Black experience with the world.
Barris broke the news to fans in an Instagram post.
“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 has been RENEWED by ABC for it’s EIGHTH… and FINAL SEASON.”
“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 the World in general. All the while allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period… especially on a network television comedy.”
He concluded, “Thank you to everyone who made it possible to get to this point! The cast, crew, writers, directors, executives, and especially my family, who allowed me to mine so many deeply personal moments from them (many times forgetting to give them the heads up) and show them to the world. Tears fill my eyes and a smile brightens my face as I say thank you to ALL of my blackish family for all you have given of yourselves. #blackish #seasoneight #dreamingawake”
As a result of Black-ish, we have seen amazingly talented young people come into their own as not only actors, but as activists and entrepreneurs as well. We have seen the spawn of new shows such as Grown-ish, Mixed-ish, and the upcoming series, Old-ish, coming soon.
What show is in line next to carry on the Black-ish legacy? Unfortunately, we will have to just wait and see. How do you feel about Black-ish coming to an end? Sound-off and let us know. We want to hear from you!