In 2014, ABC took a gamble on “black-ish,” and it paid off, in a major way. The show brought Kenya Barris’ vision to life, and returned Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross to primetime. Strong actors, both had recent struggles, prior to the series.
Anthony Anderson had a series of sitcoms, none of which made it to a second season. Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross was best-known for “Girlfriends,” which had an unceremonious ending. With “black-ish,” both actors used the platform to further talks of equality.
“black-ish” has been a groundbreaking series, which has been highly successful. This morning, ABC announced “black-ish” was being renewed for season eight. With that being said, “black-ish” will come to an end, after the season eight finale, in 2022.