Tracee Ellis Ross Takes Fans Behind the Scenes as the Cast of ‘Black-ish’ Films Their Last Ever Scene

After seven successful seasons, the hit ABC series Black-ish is coming to a close this winter with its eighth and final season.

While we're still grappling with this information, we got even more emotional thanks to a new video shared by star Tracee Ellis Ross (aka Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson). In the clip, Ross (in usual fashion) makes jokes with her cast members behind the scenes, while they film their final scene together as the Johnson family.

After talking with fellow actors Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin, Ross pretends to cry and then she pans the camera to co-star Anthony Anderson, who makes a fake frown and says, “It's so sad.” Ross laughs and says, “Oh Anthony's such a bad actor.”

But although Ross was playful in the video, she got more serious in her caption, where she said, “We filmed the series finale of @blackishabc this week. Our last episode ever. And this is the last scene we shot in the Johnson house as a family. To say it’s been an emotional week would be a huge understatement.”

The 49-year-old actress reflected on how things have changed throughout the show's run, saying, “I think about the beautiful young adults that my TV kids have become and how big @anthonyanderson’s beard is and how much they’ve all grown throughout the years, and how the conversations we’ve had as a TV family pushed the envelope of modern television.”

Before starring on Black-ish, Ross had been one of the four main leads in the CW show Girlfriends, which also ran for eight seasons. However, this show never received a proper ending and its characters never had their storylines wrapped up, which Ross notes in the end of her caption, saying, “ I also think about not getting these final moments with Girlfriends, so being able to properly say goodbye is extra special….I have so much more to say, but not right now.”

She ends by writing, “The farewell season of @blackishabc starts January 4. Come join us for one last ride! #blackish.”

We will definitely be tuning in.

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