Black-ish Spinoff College-ish Get’s The Greenlight
Black-ish’s Yara Shahidi is going to college in her own spinoff series. Freeform has ordered the series, College-ish, which will follow Yara’s character, Zoey Johnson, as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“I never thought they’d let me put Black-ish on the air let alone give me a spin-off,” Black-ish creator Kenya Barris said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to continue working with Yara and the rest of this talented young cast. To any aspiring writers struggling to make it out there, I highly advise adding an ‘–ish’ to any working title you might have. It seems to be the move.”
Black-ish’s May 3rd episode, “Liberal Arts,” will be a backdoor pilot for the new series, which was in Initially pitched for ABC, but has found a new home at Freeform, which has a younger audience.
Deon Cole, who plays recurring character Charlie on Black-ish, will also be on the new series. The 13-episode first season is set to debut in early 2018.