5 Shows to Stream When You’ve Said Your Goodbyes to “Black-ish”

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All good things must come to an end, including favorite TV shows. After eight hilarious seasons, ABC’s “Black-ish” has officially wrapped. 

The series — which was created by Kenya Barris — follows the Johnsons, a Black family living in a predominantly white, upper-middle class neighborhood. During its eight seasons on the air, “Black-ish” has managed to tackle current affairs and sensitive issues with the utmost grace and humor.

The show stars Anthony Anderson as Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, and Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson. It has also attracted an impressive roster of special guest stars, including Michelle Obama, Rashida Jones, Zendaya, and Tyra Banks.

If you’re already missing the Johnsons, consider filling your time with one of these other TV shows.


If your main reason for watching “Black-ish” is your love for Doctor Rainbow Johnson aka the amazing Tracee Ellis Ross, then you’ll definitely enjoy “Girlfriends.” “Girlfriends” is a comedy series focused on four friends — Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones — as they navigate life, love, and careers as Black women in America. The series was ahead of its time, and like “Black-ish,” it tackles some pretty heavy but necessary topics. 

Available to watch on Netflix


Grown-ish” is a spin-off of “Black-ish.” Created by Barris, the series follows the eldest Johnson child, Zoey, as she leaves home to embark on a new adventure at Cal U. Zoey is finally on her own for the first time, which means she’s constantly getting in over her head with everything from drugs to relationships. Luckily, she has a great group of friends to keep her grounded. You’ll also get the occasional visit from the members of the Johnson family.

Available to watch on Hulu


This series was also created by Barris, but this one is loosely based on his own life. #blackAF’s official synopsis reads that it “uncovers the messy, unfiltered, and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ Black family trying to ‘get it right’ in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.” It stars Barris as himself, alongside Rashida Jones as his wife, Joya Barris. And like the Johnsons, the Barris family also has five adorable kids, each with their own hilarious and over-the-top personality.

Available to watch on Netflix

Fresh Off the Boat 

“Fresh Off the Boat” is inspired by the life of Eddie Huang and follows a Taiwanese-American family living in Florida in the 1990s. The series revolves around the Huangs, a family made up of parents Louis and Jessica — played by Randall Park and Constance Wu, — and their children Eddie (Hudson Yang), Emery (Forrest Wheeler), and Evan (Ian Chen). There’s also Louis’ mother, Jenny (Lucille Soong), whose shady one-liners often steal the scene. The Huangs are the proud owners of Florida’s newest cowboy-themed steakhouse, and like “Black-ish,” the series focuses heavily on the importance of family, culture, and holding on to your identity in a space that isn’t always welcoming.

Available to watch on Hulu

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” follows Will Smith as Will, a street smart teen who moves in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel Air, Los Angeles after getting into a fight while living in West Philadelphia (cue the theme song). Will tries to fit in but his old habits are constantly causing drama with the authority figures in his life. If you enjoy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” there’s also the new reboot, “Bel-Air,” which brings new life to a classic.

Available to watch on HBO Max