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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Black-ish'

Updated May 18, 2021 161 votes 38 voters 1.5k views7 items

All the seasons of Black-ish have been hilarious, but which seasons really stand out? Whether dealing with sociopolitical issues or sibling rivalries, the Johnsons deal with everything that comes their way as a family. Some of the most memorable episodes of Black-ish come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Black-ish seasons focus on school, while other good seasons show Dre and Bow at work. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Black-ish are, let's rank every Black-ish season from best to worst.

Black-ish is a sitcom about an upper middle class African-American family created by Kenya Barris. Black-ish premiered on ABC on September 24, 2014. Throughout its run, Black-ish has been nominated for several Emmy Awards and Tracee Ellis Ross won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2017.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Black-ish, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Black-ish not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top.

It can be difficult to put one Black-ish season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    The fourth season of Black-ish premiered on October 3, 2017, and contains 23 episodes. This season still focuses on the Johnsons finding their balance home, work, and school.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "North Star," "Black Math" and "Dream Home".

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Dre celebrates Juneteenth.
    • Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
    • Dre and Bow separate.
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    The seventh season of Black-ish premiered on October 21, 2020. This season finds the Johnsons navigating the stresses of 2020 from pandemic to election.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Black-out," "Hero Pizza" and "Missions & Ambitions".

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    • Dre and Junior butt heads over the most effective way to protest in the age of social media.
    • Bow is made the first Black female partner at her hospital.
    • Jack decides to go vegan, which affects his bbq bonding nights with Dre.
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    The fifth season of Black-ish premiered on October 16, 2018, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on the shifting dynamic of the Johnson family.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Scarred for Life," "Gap Year" and "Purple Rain".

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • The twins learn about Prince.
    • Junior declares a mentor.
    • Junior is offered a job with Migos.
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