ABC will expand the award-winning black-ish franchise with mixed-ish, a spinoff about Rainbow Johnson's experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s. The show premieres TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 (9:00 – 9:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Get an early look at mixed-ish
In mixed-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying 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.
The show will be part of a hilarious Tuesday comedy block, starting with last year's #1 new comedy The Conners (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), followed by Bless This Mess at its new time (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT). The series debut of mixed-ish will precede black-ish, which launches its sixth season at its new time (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT). The night culminates with the series premiere of new drama Emergence, starring Allison Tolman as a police chief trying to unravel a mystery involving a young child (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
ABC's mixed-ish stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Gary Cole as Harrison Johnson.
From L-R: Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Arica Himmel, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ethan William Childress, and Tika Sumpter
Karin Gist, Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. Anton Cropper directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Watch the series premiere of mixed-ish TUESDAY SEPT 24 9|8c on ABC!