ABC recently announced (via Deadline) the renewal of the hit television series, Black-ish, for a sixth season. The sitcom acquired much success since its 2014 debut and chronicles the interesting and often comical lives of an upper-middle-class Black family. The series' star-studded cast includes Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Yara Shahidi amongst many others. Since its start, the show went onto receiving both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations along with a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
As the show has always been known to encompass and appropriately represent the complexity of the black experience, its creators have since pitched on new stories to tell and experiences to share. According to Complex, ABC just gave a full season order on a prequel series called Mixed-ish. The new show is set to be the coming-of-age tale of Tracee Eliss Ross' character, who is of mixed heritage. The show is set to be part of the sixth season of Black-ish before going onto becoming its own show.
The first series spinoff Grown-ish, starring Shahidi, details the black experience as it relates to university. The latter has done significantly well and was also renewed for a third season. Hence, we are expecting only good things from the upcoming spinoff.