Black-ish shocks fans after confirming rumors about the show's future

Burbank, California - Another beloved sitcom will end next year! Though the hit series Black-ish has been renewed for another season, ABC has announced that it will be its last, confirming rumors that the show will be ending soon.

The cast of Black-ish (from l. to r.): Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Anthony Anderson.
The cast of Black-ish (from l. to r.): Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Anthony Anderson.  © screenshot/instagram/blackishabc

For seven years, fans of the comedy have tuned in to watch the complicated yet entertaining lives of the Johnson family.

Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahadi, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Marcus Scribner portray the hilarious bunch who navigate through identity issues while living in an all-white neighborhood.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

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On Friday, it was announced that the show's eighth season will be its final, devastating fans everywhere.

Creative producer Kenya Barris took to social media to reveal the news with a clip highlighting the comedy's past seasons.

"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!" Barris wrote.

Black-ish became an instant success upon its debut for its positive portrayal of African-Americans and accurate depiction of cultural affairs.

The ABC show's success led to three spin-off series, Grown-ish (which stars original castmember Shahidi as her character Zoe), Mixed-ish, and Old-ish.

Black-ish's seventh season will end with the upcoming episode Urban Legend, which airs on May 18.

Cover photo: screenshot/instagram/blackishabc

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