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Freeform’s ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Adds 3 Series Regulars, Now Titled ‘Grown-ish’

Yara Shahidi-led comedy to premiere in early 2018

Freeform has added three new cast members to the “Black-ish” spinoff starring Yara Shahidi, which is now titled “Grown-ish.”

The series, previously titled “College-ish,” has rounded out its cast with “Saturday Night Live” alum Chris Parnell, “Hand of God” actress Emily Arlook and “American Crime” star Trevor Jackson. The trio join Shahidi and Deon Cole, both reprising their roles from the ABC family sitcom.

“Grown-ish” follows Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest, and is described as a “contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.”

Arlook will portray Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell will portray the school’s dean, and Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore.

“‘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,” said creator and executive producer, Kenya Barris in a statement. “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.”

Alongside Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins serve as executive producers on the series.

“Grown-ish” is set to premiere in early 2018.

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