‘black-ish’ Gets a Sixth Season and Spawns Another Spinoff

The stars of ABC’s ‘black-ish’ (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

The world of black-ish is expanding even further with the addition of mixed-ish, a new half-hour comedy. ABC ordered the new spinoff and announced black-ish has been renewed for a sixth season.

Season six of black-ish will air during the 2019-2020 primetime season. The network didn’t announce when we can expect to see mixed-ish join their lineup. The first spin-off, Freeform’s grown-ish, will air the second half of season two this summer.

The cast of critically acclaimed black-ish is led by Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson. Laurence Fishburne is Pops, Yara Shahidi is Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner plays Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown is Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin is Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis is Ruby, Peter Mackenzie is Mr. Stevens, and Deon Cole plays Charlie Telphy.

The Peabody Award-winning series was created by Kenya Barris. Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Peter Saji, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins serve as executive producers.

mixed-ish stars Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson, and Ethan Childress as Johan Johnson.

Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are on board as writers for the spinoff. They also executive produce with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson.

The mixed-ish Plot:

“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.”