Black-ish is about the Johnsons, an upper-middle-class black family and the everyday struggles they have juggling personal and sociopolitical issues. The ABC comedy has been praised in the past for getting viewers talking about issues such as race, politics and gender. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise the show was renewed for another season.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Black-ish.
In May, Black-ish was renewed for a seventh series by US network ABC.
One month later, ABC released its 2020-2021 fall schedule which Black-ish was not part of.
This indicated the comedy would be out much later during the mid-season schedule instead.
However, ABC soon went back on this decision and returned Black-ish to the fall schedule which it is normally port of.
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President of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke said: “Black-ish has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events and honoring Black voices through the lens of the Johnson family.
“After speaking with [creator] Kenya [Barris] and our creative partners, we decided it was important to tell these meaningful stories during this moment in time, so we are adjusting our premiere schedule and are committed to doing whatever it takes to bring this series back as soon as we possibly can.
“Following recent monumental events, it’s imperative that the dialogue continues and empowers viewers to raise their voices, and there is no other show that does that like Black-ish.”
When will Black-ish series 7 be out?
The start of Black-ish series seven will start later this month.
ABC recently revealed Black-ish is going to return on Wednesday, October 21, at 9.30pm.
After the initial episode, the rest of the series will be shown on a weekly basis on ABC.
Prior to the show returning for the new season, fans were treated to a one-off special.
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At the weekend, ABC showed an hour-long special which was partly animated.
The installment was election-themed, tying in with current events in America.
Creator Barris explained: “The special was a happy accident because we were trying to figure out how to still have a presence, especially in an election year.
“We wanted to make sure the show had a presence at this time, and [could] rally people to the polls.”
Producer and star of the series Tracee Ellis Ross added: “The animation idea came out of my desire to stay safe during COVID.
“I thought, we do such wonderful animation [already]. I was not ready, and terrified to go back to work and get back on set.
“Then, it went into what we always do on the show so beautifully with animation.”
Black-ish season 7 premieres on Wednesday, October 21, at 9.30pm on ABC.
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