Anthony Anderson Suggests ABC Axed ‘Black-ish’: I Didn’t Wake Up One Day & Say ‘I’m Tired Of Making This Money!’

Anthony Anderson Suggests ABC Pulled The Plug On ‘Black-ish’: I Didn’t Wake Up One Day & Say ‘I’m Tired Of Making This Money!’

Anthony Anderson made a surprising revelation about Black-ish coming to an end!

As previously reported, the hit series Black-ish is gearing up for its eighth and final season. The show debuted back in 2014, and it features stars like Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Earlier today (Friday, Nov. 12th), Anthony Anderson appeared on The Breakfast Club and dished on the series coming to an end. When asked about why exactly season 8 will mark the close of Black-ish, Anthony Anderson replied:

“You’re gonna have to ask ABC [why ‘Black-ish’ is ending.] But we’ve had a nice eight-year run. That’s a long time, especially in today’s climate with all the streaming services and 300+ channels to choose from. To have a television show last eight years, 24 episodes a year, is a beautiful thing. We have more stories to tell. I would’ve loved to have squeaked out 10 years.”

Co-host Charlamagne Tha God then interjected and asked:

“So wait a minute, this an ABC thing?”

Anthony Anderson responded:

“I didn’t wake up one day and say ‘You know what? I’m tired of making this money and making this show!’ No.”

He proceeded to add:

“We are an expensive show to make, though. Sometimes it just comes down to dollars and cents, but eight beautiful years, man. We’ve done a lot for the culture. We’re in the zeitgeist now for what we’ve talked about… It’s a show to be proud of.”

Later, when asked if he’d be open to taking Black-ish to another network, Anderson said:

“I don’t think that’s possible, but I would love to. But you gotta get the cast together and see if they wanna do it. But again, eight years. Almost 200 episodes–that’s nothing to sneeze at! And we’re gonna go out with a bang too.”

Charlamagne Tha God then expressed his shock over ABC cancelling the show:

“D*mn ABC–I didn’t know it was ABC’s doing!”

Charlamagne Tha God

Shortly after the interview, Charlamagne Tha God uploaded a clip to Instagram. He captioned the video:

You can watch the full interview down below:

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