Anthony Anderson Shares ‘Bittersweet’ Final Season of “Black-ish” and New Show House Hunters

The beloved sitcom is coming to an end and the cast is preparing for a hard time

ABC renewed it’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated sitcom Black-ish for the eighth and final season. As the end nears, lead star Anthony Anderson and the rest of the cast is preparing for a hard time.

The show’s creator and executive producer Kenya Barris called the renewal “both exciting and bittersweet” back in May. Anderson finds the description as the end of production is nearing.

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Anthony Anderson Shares 'Bittersweet' Final Season of Black-ish, and New Show House Haunters

Anderson told ET’s Kevin Frazier during the Emmy’s red carpet on Sunday, that they’re still in the bittersweet stage. They were halfway done with the season, and once they go through a few more episodes, it’s going to be really sad.

But when one door closes, a new one opens. Anderson’s new show House Hunters will premiere on October 7, and it will be hosted by him and his real-life mother Doris Bowman. The show will be airing on Discovery+ and is said to be a “hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series.”

Anderson said that his mama always scared the hell out of him growing up, and this was something she wanted to do, but couldn’t. She was an actress in her youth but had to give it up to raise him, so this is his way of letting her live her dreams.

Tracee Ellis Ross on the show’s end

Anthony Anderson Shares 'Bittersweet' Final Season of Black-ish, and New Show House Haunters

Both Anderson and his TV wife Tracee Ellis Ross spoke with ET in June about having to say goodbye to their TV family.

Ross said at that time that it will be hard, but there’s a beauty in it. She said that she never had the opportunity to walk into a final season knowing it was the final season. So being able to take in all that information and appreciate all the years and effort that they’ve put into it was something to look forward to.

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