The Black-ish Cast Say Farewell After 8 Seasons: “It Is So Hard to Say Goodbye”

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Sad news for Black-ish fans: the hit family series is coming to an end after eight laughter-filled seasons. The show’s season eight premiere kicks off on Jan. 4 with a special guest appearance from former first lady Michelle Obama. And yet we’re still struggling to say goodbye to the Johnson family – Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), Andre “Dre” (Anthony Anderson), Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Junior (Marcus Scribner), Diane (Marsai Martin), and Jack (Miles Brown) – who have all grown up with us over the years.

Even some of the cast are still grappling with the fact that the show is in its final season. In an Instagram tribute post to her castmates, Ross wrote, “It is so hard to say goodbye to the @blackishabc family. But, I leave full of joy and pride. It was an honour to go to work every day, to create our hilarious and important show. We changed the landscape of modern primetime television.”

Scribner also echoed his TV mom’s sentiments and told POPSUGAR, “It was definitely hard, but we were so thankful that we were able to get an eighth and final season to send it off the right way . . . we really get to send them off in a celebratory manner, and just celebrate all the amazing storylines that we’ve had over the years and what we’ve been to Black culture.” Ahead, see how the rest of the Black-ish cast is bidding farewell to the show.

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