On October 28, 2021, it was announced that Michelle Obama would guest-star in an episode of the season as herself. Obama's appearance was later revealed to be in the season premiere, \"That's What Friends Are For\".
When ABC announced their fall schedule for 2022, it was revealed that the series would be held for mid-season. On November 1, 2021, it was announced that would premiere on January 4, 2022. The season airs after first seasons of Judge Steve Harvey and Abbott Elementary, and lead into first season of Queens. A retro-style promo for the season was aired during the third installment of Live in Front of a Studio Audience, on December 7, 2021. The promotional poster for the season was released in November 2021.
Anthony Anderson is star and executive producer of ABC's Emmy-nominated sitcom black-ish. He has won two NAACP Image Awards and earned two Emmy nominations for his role as Dre, a family man that struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. He stars opposite Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne.
Anderson has appeared in over 20 films, and his performance on Law & Order earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2010 season. Before joining Law & Order, Anderson starred in the New Orleans-based drama K-Ville. Over the years, he has displayed his bountiful talent in the DreamWorks' blockbuster Transformers, directed by Michael Bay, as well as in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning feature, The Departed, alongside a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.
Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the Emmy-nominated ABC comedy series black-ish. For her role, Ross has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Ross was honored and acknowledged at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, receiving the Fierce and Fearless award.
Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Girlfriends, which ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations, including two wins, one in 2007 and another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in and produced the BET series Reed Between the Lines, which won her a third NAACP Image Award. Ross was also seen in the short film series FIVE, a collection of five short films that aired on Lifetime in October 2011. She appeared in Lili, directed by Alicia Keys and produced by Jennifer Aniston and Paula Wagner, among others.
Mr. Fishburne can be seen alongside Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in the hit ABC series black-ish, for which he serves as executive producer through Cinema Gypsy. His performance garnered him a Peoples' Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a New TV Show and a NAACP Image Award win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Additionally, in 2016, black-ish received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. Previously, he starred on the hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for three seasons, and appeared alongside Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in the NBC thriller series Hannibal.
Actress, activist and scholar Yara Shahidi stars as popular teen Zoey Johnson, an ambitious, technologically infatuated high school junior in the multi-award-winning ABC comedy series black-ish. Since the series debuted in September 2014, Yara has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and is the recipient of a 2016 Gracie Award for Female in a Breakthrough Role. The young star is definitely one of Hollywood's most heralded young talents, as she continues to use her platform to empower and inspire others.
Marsai relocated to Los Angeles in 2013, and, in a little more than 100 days, secured a major national commercial campaign with Meineke. That meteoric whirlwind also included being cast as the co-star in a number one network comedy. Marsai plays Diane Johnson on the ABC Emmy-nominated hit comedy black-ish. Alongside an all-star cast including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, the young starlet has stolen the hearts of viewers who tune in every week to see her mischievous antics on the show. Her work on the award-winning show has earned her two NAACP Image Awards in the categories of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a TV Series, Supporting Young Actress, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a \"national treasure\" by TV Guide.com, Jenifer currently stars on the Emmy-nominated black-ish on ABC, where her hilarious portrayal of Ruby Johnson earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award.
Jenifer's TV roles have ranged from regular appearances as Aunt Helen on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to guest star roles on Friends, Boston Legal and Girlfriends. For six seasons, Jenifer portrayed Lana Hawkins on Lifetime's hit series Strong Medicine.
Deon Cole plays the hilarious co-worker Charlie, on ABC's Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series black-ish. Cole can also be seen as one of the lead roles in TBS' Angie Tribeca, created by Nancy and Steve Carell, and in the feature film Barbershop 3. He can also be seen in the black-ish spinoff, grown-ish, as well as hosting Face Value, a game show produced by Wanda Sykes for BET.
Meacham is most known for playing the role of Josh Oppenhol in ABC's Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series black-ish, and a recurring role as Principal Bradford in the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans. He has been nominated for two Screen Actor Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series and three Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Christy Meyers, and two young sons.
Black-ish is an American television sitcom broadcast on ABC created by Kenya Barris. The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family and premiered on September 24, 2014. On May 2, 2019, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season. On May 21, 2020, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season. On May 17, 2021, Black-ish was renewed for an eighth and final season.
Black-ish (stylized as blackish) is an American sitcom television series created by Kenya Barris. It aired on ABC from September 24, 2014, to April 19, 2022, running for eight seasons. Black-ish follows an upper class black family led by Andre \"Dre\" Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). The show revolves around the family's lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues. The show also features the characters Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), Andre Johnson, Jr. (Marcus Scribner), Jack Johnson (Miles Brown), and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin).
In later seasons, the characters of Josh Oppenhol (Jeff Meacham), Ruby Johnson (Jenifer Lewis), Charlie Telphy (Deon Cole), Leslie Stevens (Peter Mackenzie), Devante Johnson (August and Berlin Gross) and Olivia Lockhart (Katlyn Nichol) were promoted to series regulars, while the character of Earl Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) makes recurring appearances.
Throughout its run, Black-ish received positive reviews. The show received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross has received individual praise, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The show also ranks relatively highly among shows broadcast by ABC in terms of television season ratings, and ranks among the top ten in the United States for estimated total audience size.
In May 2020, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season, which premiered on October 21, 2020. Ahead of its seventh season premiere, an hour-long Election-themed special was aired on October 4, 2020. In May 2021, ABC renewed the series for an eighth and final season, which premiered on January 4, 2022, and consists of 13 episodes. The series finale aired on April 19, 2022.
On May 7, 2015, ABC renewed the series for a second season. On March 3, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season. On May 10, 2017, ABC renewed the series for a fourth season. On May 11, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a fifth season. On December 14, 2018, ABC picked up 2 additional episodes for the fifth season bringing the season total to 24 episodes. On May 2, 2019, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season. On May 21, 2020, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season. On October 23, 2020, ABC picked up 6 additional episodes for the seventh season bringing the season total to 21 episodes. On May 14, 2021, ABC renewed the series for an eighth and final season.
On Rotten Tomatoes, season 4 holds an approval rating of 100% based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 8.67/10. The site's consensus states, \"black-ish continues to push boundaries, but with a much more celebratory tone that seeks to educate as readily as it entertains.\"
The twenty-third episode of the third season, \"Liberal Arts\", functioned as a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off of the same title, starring Yara Shahidi as her character, Zoey Johnson, goes to college away from the family. Other cast members in the pilot and proposed series were Chris Parnell, Mallory Sparks, Matt Walsh, and Trevor Jackson.
On May 2, 2019, it was announced that a second spin-off, now titled Mixed-ish had been ordered to series by ABC. In lieu of this, the May 7 episode of season five would be shelved until next season. The episode, titled \"Becoming Bow\", would follow a young Bow and her family. The series was renewed for a second season on May 21, 2020. In May 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons. 59ce067264