Black-Ish Season 8 – All We Know So Far in 2022

The eighth season of ABC’s comedy “Black-ish” will be the final season of the show. “It’s rare in this day and age to get to determine when your show ends, and we’re happy, together with ABC, to be able to make this final season precisely what we’d hoped for — and to do it with the complete and AMAZINGLY STELLAR cast returning to close out this chapter with us the correct way!” Kenya Barris, the creator, posted on Instagram.


When it first aired in 2014, “Black-ish” was a huge smash for ABC, garnering the network a Peabody Award, Emmy nominations, and strong ratings. The sitcom generated numerous spinoffs, the most recent of which being Freeform’s “Grown-ish,” which is currently in its fourth season.


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However, who will feature in Season 8 of “Black-ish”? When will it be launched, and what will the topics be? Here’s what we know so far about the final season of the beloved sitcom.


When will Black-ish Season 8 be available?


The final season of “Black-ish” will air on January 4, 2022, at 9:30 p.m., according to Deadline. The show will premiere in the middle of the season, rather than in the fall, as it has in previous seasons. Season 7 was supposed to begin in the midst of the season, but it debuted in the fall on ABC instead (via The Hollywood Reporter).


This could be because Season 7 had a huge drop in viewership, with the show losing 33% of the critical Adults 18-49 demographic from the previous season. The switch to midseason could be due to the fact that the network no longer sees the show as profitable, but yet wants to give it a proper ending to entice returning viewers. In an interview, Anthony Anderson, the series’ star and executive producer, stated that the series’ ending was not his decision.


We’ll see how well “Black-ish” succeeds on a midseason schedule when the final season premieres.

Who will appear in Season 8 of Black-ish?

According to TV Line, Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross will reprise her role as Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, Marcus Scribner will reprise his role as Andre “Junior” Johnson Jr., Miles Brown will reprise his role as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin will reprise her role as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis will reprise her role as Ruby Johnson, Laurence Fishburne will reprise his role as Pops, and Katlyn Nichol will Josh Oppenhol (Jeff Meachum), Leslie Stevens (Peter MacKenzie), and Charlie Telphy are among the other regular characters (Deon Cole).


Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, will appear as a special guest star in the Season 8 premiere. Stacy Abrams will be the second politician to appear on “Black-ish,” following her voiceover appearance in the seventh season. In the first episode, Yara Shahidi, who currently stars on the Freeform spinoff “Grown-ish,” appears as Zoey Johnson, Dre and Bow’s college-age daughter.


What happens in Season 8 of Black-ish?

“Black-ish” centers on the Johnsons, an upper-middle-class African-American family that is loosely modeled on Kenya Barris’ own family. Many of the humor revolve around Dre, the patriarch, who isn’t always sure how to deal with Black culture as an affluent advertising executive. Bow, a multiracial physician with a successful career, is more used to juggling numerous identities. The couple tries to deal with personal and political concerns together while raising their five children in a changing society.

Cole, Dre and Bow’s impending divorce, and the premiere of Zoey’s own show, “Grown-ish,” The sitcom has remained one of the most solid cornerstones of network humour, despite tackling hot-button political issues. Season 8 will focus on dramatic changes in the Johnsons’ lives, leading up to an emotional “Black-ish” ending.