Following today’s finale, is there any hope at all for a mixed-ish season 3? We’ll get a little more into that within this piece!
Unfortunately, we have to go ahead and kick things off with some bad news: There won’t be a season 3 coming up on ABC. The series was formally canceled over the past several days, with the reasoning being what you would expect: Low ratings. The Black-ish prequel to date has averaged just a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and the numbers have been even lower than that as of late. We’d have preferred to see a season 3 so that the writers could plan a proper ending, especially since Black-ish is ending next year and the two could said goodbye at the same time. Unfortunately, that’s just not happening.
So is it possible that another network/streaming service could swoop in and save the show? In theory, we would like to think so; the reality, however, is different. Hulu may be the only possible destination, and we say that because it shares a parent company with ABC. Freeform wouldn’t be the right fit for mixed-ish, even if it has another show in grown-ish set in this same universe. It just doesn’t make sense for a Netflix and another network/streaming service to pick the show off either, largely due to the fact that there’s less of a financial incentive for them to do so.
Ultimately, let’s just hope that Black-ish season 8 finds a way to celebrate this show and its legacy. We’re not sure if there will be a way to get any other nod to what else could be out there. It’s a thrill that the series existed in the first place, but that doesn’t make us any less sad about its fate in the end.
Are you disappointed that a mixed-ish season 3 is not going to be happening?
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