The order means the critically-acclaimed comedy series will have a full seventh season consisting of 21 episodes, despite the fact that its launch was delayed by the production shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Season 7 of “Black-ish” debuted on ABC on Oct. 21. Prior to that, the show aired a two-part animated special about the 2020 election on Oct. 4.
“Black-ish” remains one of ABC’s top comedies even later in its run. It was announced in September that the network was developing a spinoff titled “Old-ish,” which would see Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis reprise their roles as Earl “Pops” Johnson and Ruby Johnson. ABC currently also has the prequel series “Mixed-ish,” which tells the story of Tracee Ellis Ross’ character, Rainbow Johnson, as a child. Freeform currently airs the spinoff series “Grown-ish,” which focuses on Yara Shahidi’s character,