Michelle Obama to guest star on final season of 'Black-ish'

The former first lady guest starred on "Parks and Recreation" back in 2014.

October 29, 2021, 11:28 AM

"Black-ish" is welcoming a real-life icon for its final season.

The show announced Thursday via social media that former first lady Michelle Obama will be making a guest appearance on season 8 of the ABC comedy.

"#blackish is going all out for the final season! We are honored to have trailblazer @michelleobama join us as an upcoming guest star," the statement said alongside a photo of Obama with the "Black-ish" cast.

While there are few details about her appearance, this isn't the first time Obama has appeared on a popular sitcom. She also guest starred on the season 6 finale of "Parks and Recreation" in 2014.

Series star Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on the show, did open up about the end of "Black-ish" in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, saying it will be a bittersweet moment for her when it's over.

“I’m ready for it to be the end and also it’s going to be really hard. I mean, eight years we’ve watched the TV kids grow up. We’ve watched [Anthony Anderson’s] beard do tons of different things,” she said.

"But also, I found my voice," Ross, 49, continued. "It came before, but I really started using it during 'black-ish.'"

"Black-ish" premiered in 2014 and has earned an Emmy. Ross won a Golden Globe in 2017 for her work on the show and, in doing so, she became the first Black actress to win best actress in a TV comedy since Debbie Allen won for "Fame" in 1983.

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