ABC has renewed their family comedy, “Black-ish,” for a fifth season.
The renewal comes as no surprise considering it is the strongest and most acclaimed comedies out right now.
But, folks felt a lil iffy when we learned the show’s creator, Kenya Barris, was headed to the greener pastures of Netflix.
Created, executive produced and directed by Barris, Black-ish tells the story of the Johnsons—an affluent African-American family struggling to raise their kids in the largely white culture of well-to-do suburbia.
The critically praised show, known for tackling hot-button issues such as police brutality, Black Lives Matter and the N-word, has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmys, including two for outstanding comedy series, along with multiple Golden Globe noms, including a best actress win for Tracee Ellis Ross, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.
I love the show and I’m ecstatic for the cast and crew!