‘Black-ish’ Series Finale Air Date and Details Announced by ABC

Black-Ish Season 8 Poster. (Credit: ABC)

The time has come to say goodbye to the Johnson family. After eight seasons, ABC has announced the series finale of Black-ish will air on Tuesday, April 19.

The episode will feature an appearance by Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. The finale titled “Homegoing” unfolds as Pops and Ruby prepare to move away, Dre and Bow consider if they should make a big life change as well. Meanwhile, Dre receives some unexpected advice from Simone Biles, who tells him to follow his heart.

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ABC announced last year that the series would conclude after eight seasons.

The comedy stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby.

Additional cast members include Peter Mackenzie, Deon Cole, Jeff Meacham and Katlyn Nichol.

Black-ish was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Courtney Lilly, Laura Gutin Peterson, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.

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The show has generated headlines over the years for addressing social issues including colorism, microaggressions, politics, and the socioeconomic issues of being a Black family in a predominantly white neighborhood.

The comedy debuted in 2014 to immediate praise from critics and viewers. Following its success, the series spawned the spinoffs Grown-ish and Mixed-ish.

Black-ish has received a total of 19 Emmy nominations, winning one for outstanding contemporary hairstyling. Tracee Ellis Ross won a Golden Globe Award in 2017 for best performance by an actress in a television series, comedy. The show swept the 2019 NAACP Image Awards’ television comedy categories and won outstanding comedy series for the fifth year in a row, plus acting honors for Anderson, Ross and Marsai Martin.

The final season of the series kicked off on Jan. 4.