Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish Character Gets Her Own Spin-Off
Black-ish is not going anywhere anytime soon.
ABC has just renewed the comedy for a sixth season along with ordering another spin-off, an early series order to the prequel Mixed-ish. The show is set in the 1980s and revolves around a young version of Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow Johnson.
Mixed-ish was set to air on May 7 as a planted episode of Black-ish, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, that episode will now be held for next season. The spin-off will revolve around young Bow as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the dilemmas they faced over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves when her parents move from a hippie commune to the suburbs.
Black-ish executive producer Peter Saji and creator Kenya Barris co-created Mixed-ish along with writing the script for the comedy. Both will executive produce alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First’s Brian Dobbins, Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson.
This marks the third show in the Black-ish franchise, joining Yara Shahidi’s spinoff Grown-ish on Freeform.