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Spinoff of ABC’s ‘black-ish’ to focus on mixed-race issues

/ 02:53 PM May 03, 2019
Black-ish spinoff focuses on mixed-race issues

This image released by ABC shows, from left, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Anthony Anderson and Jenifer Lewis in a scene from “black-ish”. ABC announced it is picking up the acclaimed comedy for a sixth season. The network is also giving an early series order to “mixed-ish” a spinoff about show creator Rainbow Johnson’s experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s. (Ron Tom/ABC via AP)

A spinoff of the ABC sitcom “black-ish” will focus on a young Rainbow Johnson and her challenges growing up in the 1980s.

ABC said Thursday that the new series, titled “mixed-ish”, will be narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross. She stars in “black-ish” as the adult character with the nickname of Bow.

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In the spinoff, preteen Bow and her mixed-ethnicity family face the dilemma of assimilation or staying “true to themselves,” according to ABC.

Bow and her siblings also must adapt to suburbia and a mainstream school after their parents move from a commune.

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Arica Himmel stars as Bow, with Tika Sumpter and Christina Anthony among the other cast members in “mixed-ish”. An airdate for the spinoff wasn’t announced.

ABC also said it renewed “black-ish” for next season, its sixth. CC

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