Pilot Watch: ABC “black-ish” Spinoff “mixed-ish” Picked Up at ABC

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MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

ABC sets its first official 2019-2020 TV season pickup with black-ish spinoff mixed-ish.

Executive produced by Kenya Barris and Tracee Ellis Ross, mixed-ish is a 1980’s-set comedy chronicling the life of Ross’ Bow. mixed-ish was originally supposed to air as an backdoor pilot on an episode of black-ish salted to air later this season, but ABC opted to pick it up straight to series. The comedy stars Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots’) as Bow’s mom, Alicia. Anders Holm (Workaholics) was originally cast as Bow’s father Paul, but the role is being recasted. On black-ish, Paul and Alicia are played by Beau Bridges and Anna Deveare Smith. Veep star Gary Cole is set to play Harrison, Bow’s grandfather.

ABC also announced the sixth season renewal of black-ish. mixed-ish is the second black-ish spinoff. grown-ish is currently heading into its third season of Freeform.

 

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