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Friday, 19 May 2017 21:41

'Black-ish' Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi to Debut on Freeform

Written by  Entertainment Tonight

A spinoff of ABC's hit show, Black-ish, has been picked up for a full season!

The tentatively titled, College-ish, will debut on Freeform sometime next year, the cable network announced on Friday.

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Freeform, Disney's television and streaming network aimed at young adults, ​has ​ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour single camera scripted comedy led by Black-ish breakout star, Yara Shahidi.

The series, from Black-ish executive producer, Kenya Barris, will tackle "current issues facing students and administrators in the world of higher education," and follows Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson -- the eldest of Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson's (Tracee Ellis Ross) five kids -- as she heads off to college. But higher learning isn’t as simple as Zoey may have expected, and she quickly learns that not everything goes her way after leaving the nest.

"I never thought they'd let me put Black-ish on the air let alone give me a spin-off," 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.

Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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