Black-ish Spinoff New Title

black-ish Spinoff Gets (Another) New Title, Adds 3 More Series Regulars

In keeping with its college theme, Freeform’s black-ish spinoff is continuing to find itself.

The latest news, announced by the network on Wednesday, is a new title for the 13-episode series, formerly known as college-ish. Now, the spinoff — which finds Yara Shahidi’s black-ish character Zoey finally leaving the Johnson family nest — will answer to the name grown-ish.

Along with a new title, grown-ish is also adding three new series regulars: Emily Arlook (Hand of God) will play Miriam, a know-it-all freshman; Trevor Jackson (American Crime) will play Aaron, a socially-conscious sophomore; and Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty) will play the dean of California Southern University. Jackson and Parnell appeared in the spinoff’s backdoor pilot, which aired in May, while Arlook’s character was originally played by a different actress.

Per the network, grown-ish promises a “contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.” Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive-producing.

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13 Comments
  1. T.W.S.S. says:

    This show better be good if it hopes to escape all the groan puns entertainment writers are already coming up with.

    • Jimmy says:

      I was thinking the same thing. It’s a better title than the previous one but still not great.

    • Lohan says:

      This is going to be some Evergreen college BS. The pilot was terrible.

      • Hannah says:

        To be fair, a lot of shows have really crappy backdoor pilots. They often try to fit in too much story and too many characters, and they also have weird mixes of tone – it’s like they don’t want to abandon the tone of the original show, while trying to show off the new show. I usually hate backdoor pilots.

  2. Steven says:

    Adult-ish would have been better.

  3. Eric7740 says:

    Baby Daddy-ish!!!!

  4. A.D. says:

    Stupid-ish…Baby Daddy should have continued!

  5. flowerduh says:

    This is just like “A Different World”. I’m looking forward to see how this show plays out.

  6. lisa says:

    This spinoff is gonna flop hard.

  7. Adam says:

    Should have stayed on ABC and launched a new TGIF.

  8. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    How about ‘adult-ish’?