Just hours ago, ABC officially confirmed that the network's sitcom Black-ish had been renewed for Season 6. In addition, ABC has given an early series order to Mixed-Ish, a spin-off of the original series. The new series will explore "Rainbow Johnson's experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s," according to ABC. No specific release date has been announced so far. Yet it's not a secret for any devoted fan that the 6th season premiere is likely slated for this fall.
Nothing is surprising in the decision of ABC to pick up Black-ish for another round if we take a look at the statistics of the current season of the show. Despite the fact that the viewing audience of Black-ish started to decrease, the figures are still solid. The season premiere has garnered 4.097 million viewers with a 1.04 key demo among adults (P18-49), loosing thereby 13% versus Season 4. However, such a drop in the viewership is not so sufficient, given the number of seasons of Black-ish.
However, also worth noting that Black-ish Season 5 has received mixed reviews. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth installment of the show holds a score of 8/10 and a 80% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have rated the current round at only 3.3/5 with a 55% approval rating. On Metacritic, the current season has received a score of 77/100 from critics. Looks like the critics were more impressed with Black-ish Season 5.
It's worth mentioning that Black-ish has received a Peabody Award and several Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations, including a Golden Globe win for Tracee Ellis Ross in 2017. As a result, we tend to believe that the show is capable of surviving in the ABC lineup within much more seasons.
Black-ish Season 6 Release Date
As mentioned above, no words have been said on the subject of a specific release date for Black-ish Season 6. Yet, if we take a look at the current schedule of the series, it would be easy to conclude that Black-ish Season 6 is set to premiere in September-October 2019. We don't think that ABC is going to shift the series in their lineup. Nonetheless, we are looking forward to the official confirmation of the data from ABC. As soon as the network publishes any details about the upcoming premiere, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
The story focuses on the Johnson family and their patriarch Andre "Dre" Johnson in particular. At first sight, Dre is a happy husband having a promising job and a father to his four kids. His home is big; his wife is beautiful, while his kids attend a prestigious school. However, as a black man, Dre starts to suppose that his family has already assimilated into an upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Dre's kids don't respect their roots and almost not aware of their past. Assisted by his father, Earl, Dre starts his first attempts to re-educate the members of his family intending to force them to honor their background. Dre believes that this knowledge would be useful to his children in the future.