‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi Greenlit at Freeform

‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi Greenlit at Freeform
Freeform has greenlit “Black-ish’s” college-set spinoff series, starring Yara Shahidi, Variety has learned.

The spinoff is titled “College-ish” and will center around Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson, as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. The show is set to debut with a 13-episode season in early 2018.

“College-ish” is described as a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Deon Cole will co-star with Shahidi, reprising his “Black-ish” role of Charlie, who moonlights as an adjunct marketing professor. The rest of the core cast will be new characters and actors, not seen in the flagship series, both in the administration and student body who all reflect the complex and hilarious points of views on college campuses.

The spinoff was developed at ABC, which airs “Black-ish,” and aired as a planted pilot this spring. After
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