“Don’t worry what other kids think; they’re idiots.” ABC just released a new teaser for their upcoming TV show, Mixed-ish.
A prequel to Black-ish, the comedy series explores Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) “experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.” The cast also includes Arica Himmel, Tika Sumpter, Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris, and Ethan Childress.
Mixed-ish is slated to debut on ABC during the 2019-20 season.
Read more info and watch a sneak peek below:
In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. Anton Cropper directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Gary Cole as Harrison Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Ethan Childress as Johan Johnson.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Black-ish? Will you watch the prequel series?
I think it’s all pretty silly. The blood in my veins is red too….so I don’t understand what the pre-occupation is with people of mixed racial background. The worse thing that happens to me (I’m half black and white) is strangers think me to be Hispanic or Spanish (light complexion, wavy-straight dark hair). Soooo.. That’s about the extent of it; certainly nothing worthy of a prime time sitcom, but then I guess I’m not going out of my way to find situations where my race might be questioned or an issue for others. Guess what? Mixed race people are just… Read more »
Black-ish is hilarious and educational. If you watch it, you’ll love it.
I never even watch Blackish so why would I waste my time on this idiotic spin off?
Seriously ABC get a clue.
Black-ish was Horrible, College-ish The first Spin-off is Dumb and now they want to do a third Spin-off. These companies get rid of great TV Shows and replace them with utter Trash like this. We do not need countless spin offs of TV shows.
I completely agree with you! ABC is the worst. They canceled THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, so now all they have to offer is THE ROOKIE!