The “Black-ish” Spin-Off Finally has a Title!

By Andréa Butler

UPDATE: Today (August 2), it was announced that the black-ish spinoff will no longer be called college-ish. It’s new title: grown-ish, which, when you think about it, makes more sense with the -ish part because what really is “college-ish” about really and truly being in actual college?

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,” show creator and executive producer Kenya Barris told Deadline. “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.”

Previously reported:

It’s called college-ish.

Starring Yara Shahidi (reprising her role as Zoey, obvi), Trevor Jackson, and Deon Cole (reprising his role as Charlie), the 13-episode first season will air in 2018 on the Freeform network.

According to Deadline, which first broke the news yesterday (May 19), “College-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. The series is described as a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.”

It’s giving us ALL the Different World vibes with a 21st-century update, and we are so here for it.

Are you excited for the premiere next year? Tell us what you think in the comments below!


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