Kenya Barris Announces ‘Black-ish’ Will Come To An End With Its Upcoming 8th Season

Kenya Barris Announces ‘Black-ish’ Will Come To An End With Its Upcoming 8th Season

Roommates, if you’re a fan of the award-winning ABC series ‘Black-ish’, you may want to brace yourself for some heartbreaking news regarding the show’s future. Series writer and creator Kenya Barris recently took to social media to break the news that after its upcoming eighth season, ‘Black-ish’ will officially come to an end.

In an emotional and lengthy post on Instagram, Kenya Barris confirmed the ending of ‘Black-ish’ while also reminiscing about the impact the show has had throughout the years:

“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.

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.”


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No need to be too upset with the ending of ‘Black-ish,’ as Kenya Barris still has several shows on the air, including Freeform’s ‘Grown-ish,’ ABC’s ‘Mixed-ish’ and the autobiographical show about his life on Netflix, ‘Black AF.’


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