‘Grown-ish’ is a single-camera American sitcom that airs on Freeform and is a spin-off of the ABC series ‘Black-ish’. Co-created Larry Wilmore and ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris, the show follows the eldest daughter of the Johnson family from ‘Black-ish’ as she heads into college.
A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘Grow-ish’, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on January 3, 2018, and was received enthusiastically by critics and viewers alike. Dan Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter had this to write about Grown-ish: “I think I can spot the fine show that Grown-ish may be evolving into, or at least latch onto the potential. But as its title is meant to imply about its college-age characters, it’s a show that’s not quite grown, still trying to make it on its own.”
Freeform unsurprisingly spent no time in renewing the show, and renewed it on January 18, 2019. A year after Season 1’s premiere, Season 2 premiered on January 2, 2019, with 20 episodes. Following Season 2’s premiere, Freeform, on February 25, 2019, announced that it had renewed ‘Grown-ish’ for yet another season. Here’s everything we know about it.
Grown-ish Cast: Who is in it?
In ‘Grown-ish’, Yara Shahidi takes up the role of the main protagonist Zoey Johnson, a role she had played in ‘Black-ish’ also. Other cast members from ‘Black-ish’ do not star in the show, save for occasional guest appearances by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who reprise their roles as Zoey’s parents, Andrew Johnson and Rainbow Johnson.
As far as Zoey’s friends in college are concerned, Trevor Jackson plays African-American sophomore student Aaron Jackson, who is portrayed to be a “woke” boy who is sympathetic towards various causes. Francia Raisa plays Zoey’s roommate Analisa Patricia Torres, who is a freshman with Cuban roots. Emily Arlook plays Nomi Segal, a secretly bisexual Jewish American student. Jordan Buhat, meanwhile, plays the role of Vivek Shah, a student with Gujarati roots who is also a drug dealer, and Luka Sabbat stars as Luca Hall, a freshman, stoner, and trend-setter. Finally, Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey play Jazlyn Forster and Skylar Forster respectively, both of whom are intelligent and sassy track athletes with an eye on the bigger picture.
Other cast members who get considerable screen time are Deon Cole as Professor Charlie Telphy, Chris Parnell as Dean Burt Parker (Season 1), and Diggy Simmons as Doug. We expect all the main cast members to return for Season 3 and reprise their roles.