Grab your best wine and celebrate — everybody's favorite Girlfriends are officially reuniting! Eleven years after the groundbreaking sitcom's series finale, Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones will rejoin forces for an episode of black-ish set to air Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
However, you don't have to wait until October to see the gang back together. Ross confirmed the thrilling news on Instagram with a video from the set featuring her onscreen besties. "These are women I grew up with and love deeply, and it was easy tap back into the magic of our chemistry and how much we love each other," her caption read. "It was giggles on top of giggles on top of giggles. Girlfriends ran for 8 years and was important to so many people. Being able to merge the worlds of @blackishabc and Girlfriends was surreal for me and so much fun."
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GIRLFRIENDS X BLACKISH ~ @therealgolden47 @misspersiawhite @itsmejillmarie @blackishabc my giiiiirlfriends are guest starring on #blackish tuesday, october 8! we haven't all been together on camera since 2006. these are women i grew up with and love deeply and it was easy tap back into the magic of our chemistry and how much we love each other. it was giggles on top of giggles on top of giggles. girlfriends ran for 8 years and was important to so many people. being able to merge the worlds of @blackishabc and girlfriends was surreal for me and so much fun.
The news is especially exciting because it marks the first time since 2006 that all four actresses will be together on screen. Jones left the series, which ran for six seasons on UPN before moving to The CW for the final two, in Season 6. Although they won't be reprising their iconic roles, expect plenty of callbacks to the show.
The episode's storyline will center on Bow (Ross) inviting Diane (Marsai Martin) and Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) to her feminist group when she learns that they don't believe in feminism. When Bow's friend Abby (guest star Nadia Quinn) thinks the group should be more inclusive, Bow invites three of her "girlfriends" to join. Cue Brooks, White, and Jones! Elsewhere, Junior (Marcus Scribner) and Jack (Miles Brown) "help Dre (Anthony Anderson) after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism," per the official description.
Catch the Girlfriends cast back together in action when their black-ish episode airs Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
black-ish Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.