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Anthony Anderson Talks Bond With 'Blackish' Co-Stars And His New Gigs

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on February 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST

With the conclusion of the famous comedy sitcom "Black-ish," Anthony Anderson, who starred as 'Andre 'Dre' Johnson,' spoke about his relationship with his co-stars and moving on to other productions.

"Black-ish" is much-loved by fans, and with the airing of its eighth and final season, avid viewers will miss the family characters, other cast members, and the endless drama.

The show's stars seem to be quite close; however, fans have wondered if they would remain tight after the show wraps up. Anderson has a few things to say about that.

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Anthony Anderson Says "Black-ish" Co-stars Will Keep The Text Chain Alive

Actor Anthony Anderson is spotted going to Craig apos s restaurant for dinner

Anderson had a conversation with ET's Nischelle Turner on Thursday, during which he admitted a few things regarding his relationship with "Black-ish" co-stars.

The actor joked about the other casts abandoning him after the show ended. He said, "Nobody cares."

The talented actor jokingly realized that his phone would stop ringing once the show was over. He also joked about moving on since none of the co-stars responded to his texts on their group chat.

Anderson was messing around as he later came clean about how strong the stars' bond was, and there was no way any of them could leave each other without a backward glance. He admitted:

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“You can’t be together with a group of people for eight years, I mean nine including the pilot, and everything else, and not develop a strong bond and relationship. So we’re we definitely keep the text chain alive.” [sic]

With the show's conclusion, the 51-year-old kept souvenirs from the show that were tailored for him. The souvenir included his shoe collection and some clothes as they could not fit anyone else.

"Black-ish" would not be the end of Anderson's acting career as he would be returning to "Law & Order" and his hosting duties of the NAACP Image Awards.

The Awards ceremony will hold on February 26 on BET, and the host promised a not-too-extreme but pleasant special surprise to fans.

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On the other hand, "Law & Order" will be returning with a revival series after a 12-year break. Anderson expressed excitement for the show's return and described it as a homecoming for him.

Before the end of "Black-ish" or his plan to return to "Law & Order," ET previously reported that Anderson was initially not cool with Tracee Ellis Ross, who starred as Rainbow Johnson, his wife, in "Black-ish."

The pair are now pretty close, but Anderson did not make a good first impression with Ross. The comedian told Parade that he and Ross had already met before getting cast together on the comedy sitcom.

In 2005, they hosted the Vibe Awards, and Anderson made a joking comment about Ross. While they were on stage, a loud noise came through the speaker, and he asked the actress if she had farted.

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The audience found it funny, but the actress was offended by the remark, and ever since, she avoided him. This went on for about ten years until midway into the first season of "Black-ish."

The stars joke about their past now and are as close-knit as ever. They support each other, and they would do anything for one another. Anderson revealed:

“There’s nothing that I would not do for Tracee. We work the same, we learn the same, we are there for one another, and we have the ability to work with such fearlessness when we’re together, because we know that we will never allow the other to fall.”

The "All About The Andersons" Star Reveals Reason For His Return To "Law & Order"

Anthony Anderson at Kimmel

Last December, The Blast reported Anderson's excitement to be part of the revival series of "Law & Order" and the reason behind his decision to star in the production.

Last December, the California native told ET about his anticipation of exploring the new creative field with his role in the revival series as 'Detective Kevin Bernard.'

He will be starring in the series for one season; however, he stated that joining the network to play the role was for him to enjoy the dramatic space for some time. 

The game show host has two children, Kyra and Nathan. 25-year-old Kyra is his first and only daughter and a graduate student at the University of Houston, while 21-year-old Nathan is an actor.

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Acting as a father in a sitcom did not mean Anderson's kids would be part of his acting career, as he told LX News why they had not been included in his productions.

His daughter focuses on her academics while his son is too cool for "Black-ish." However, Nathan was featured on Netflix's "Rev Run" as Rev Run's son.

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