'Black-ish' Renewed for 8th and Final Season at ABC

Season 7 finale airs on Tuesday

Tony Maglio


ABC has renewed comedy series “Black-ish” for an eighth and final season. Creator Kenya Barris first shared the news on social media.

“Black-ish,” which hails from Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, examines one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. The series continues to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family; and during the seventh season, they addressed the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality. 

In addition to Barris, “Black-ish is also executive produced by Courtney Lilly, Laura Gutin Peterson, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok.

Anderson plays Dre, that “one man” seeking to establish his family’s identity. Fishburne plays Dre’s father, Pops.

The Season 7 finale of “Black-ish,” titled “Urban Legend,” airs Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC. In the episode, Dre feels pigeonholed to the urban marketing team at Stevens & Lido and realizes he needs to make some big career changes. Boyz II Men stop by the office to help out the team with a SoFi campaign pitch. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) has to deal with the twins who are overstaying their welcome at his and Olivia’s (Katlyn Nichol) apartment.

“Black-ish” debuted in 2014. It has spawned spinoffs “Mixed-ish” (ABC) and “Grown-ish” (Freeform).

We are awaiting word on the fate of “Mixed-ish,” a prequel series that follows a young Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross in “Black-ish” and Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson in “Mixed-ish.”)

Considering Barris also created the lower-rated “Mixed-ish” but we do not yet have renewal news for that one, we’re not too optimistic for more.

“Mixed-ish” follows Bow’s parents, Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Alicia (Tika Sumpter), who are forced to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family after the dissolution of their cult.

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