Yara Shahidi’s ‘Black-ish’ Spin-off Gets New Title and A New Cast
It’s official! Yara Shahidi’s Black-ish spinoff is getting some small changes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the spin-off of ABC’s hit show Black-ish – previously titled College-ish – will now be titled Grown-ish. Set to air on Freeform – the show will follow Shahidi’s character, Zoey Johnson, as she leaves the nest and heads off to college at Southern California University.
“Grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show — that in-between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” creator Kenya Barris said per EW. “Where Black-ish examines what it means to be black, Grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”
Along with the title change, the show has officially added three cast members – as EW reports. After appearing in the backdoor pilot episode “Liberal Arts,” Trevor Jackson (American Crime, Burning Sands) and Saturday Night Live star Chris Parnell will reprise their roles as the social conscious student, Aaron and the school’s dean, Dean Parker. Originally played by Mallory Sparks, the role of fellow freshman and Zoey’s newfound friend, Miriam, will be respectively be taken over by The Good Place’s Emily Arlook.
Set for 13-episodes for the first season, Grown-ish will premiere on Freeform in early 2018, while season 4 of Black-ish is slated to return on October 3.
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