ABC renews ‘Black-ish’ for a sixth season, orders spinoff ‘Mixed-ish’

"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross. ABC has renewed the series for a sixth season. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

May 3 (UPI) — ABC has renewed comedy series “Black-ish” starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson for a sixth season.

The network has also ordered a spinoff of the series titled “Mixed-ish” that will follow a young version of Ross’ character Rainbow Johnson as she recounts her experience of growing up in a mixed race family in the 1980s.

Arica Himmel will be taking on the role of the younger Rainbow. Tika Sumpter, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress are also set to star.

“Black-ish” executive producer Pete Saji and creator Kenya Barris co-created “Mixed-ish” and penned the script for the spinoff. Saji, Barris, Ross, Anderson, Randall Winston, Brian Dobbins, Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland serve as executive producers.

“Mixed-ish” is the second spinoff created from “Black-ish,” along with Freeform’s “Grown-ish” which follows the college adventures of Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson.

“Black-ish” won big at the NAACP Image Awards in March with the series winning the awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Anderson and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Ross.


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