Michelle Obama to Guest Star on Black-ish


The Johnsons household is welcoming our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama will guest star on Black-ish when the comedy returns for its eighth and final season in 2022.

ABC announced Thursday via a tweet “#blackish is going all out for the final season! We are honored to have trailblazer @MichelleObama join us as an upcoming guest star.” Along with the above photo of Obama alongside series stars Anthony Anderson (Andre “Dre” Johnson), Trace Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson), Yara Shahidi (Zoey Johnson), Marcus Scribner (Andre Johnson Jr.), Miles Brown (Jack Johnson), Marsai Martin (Diane Johnson), Laurence Fishburne (Pops), Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) and Katlyn Nichol (Olivia).

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She is set to appear as herself, however additional details surrounding the episode are being kept under wraps.

The series, created and executive produced by Kenya Barris, will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, including the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality.

ABC announced last spring that black-ish would end after Season 8. “To all the people in the world I love, honor, respect and care for it is both exciting and bittersweet to share that black-ish been renewed by ABC for it’s eighth… and final season,” Barris posted to Instagram in May. “In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for – and to do it with the entire and amazingly stellar cast coming back to close this chapter out with us the right way!”

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Black-ish is also executive produced by showrunner Courtney Lilly, Laura Gutin Peterson, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television.

There is no exact date on when Black-ish will return.

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