After it debuted to critical acclaim and excellent ratings, the black-ish spinoff, grown-ish, has been renewed for a second season. The second season has an episode increase as well. It will consist of 20 episodes as opposed to Season 1’s 13 episodes.
The news was announced on Thursday at the Freeform Summit.
The first episode ranked as Freeform’s biggest series launch in 2 years among Total Viewers (1.562 million), Adults 18-49 (917,000/0.71 rating), Women 18-49 (658,000/1.01 rating), Women 18-34 (340,000/0.98 rating) and Females 12-34 (448,000/0.96 rating) – since Shadowhunters in 2016.
The show also generated 4.5 million views across linear and digital platforms, which is the best digital debut in Freeform history, according to the network. It was the most social cable series on TV for Wednesday, with 214,000 engagements on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
A spin-off of “Black-ish”, Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) goes to college and deals with issues learning how to live outside the nest. We see her struggles as she deals with drugs, sex, and relationships.
Shahidi is joined by series regulars Trevor Jackson as Aaron Jackson, Jordan Buhat as Vivek Shah, Emily Arlook as Nomi Segal, Francia Raisa as Ana Torres, Chris Parnell as Dean Parker black-ish star Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy. Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Abraham D. Juste and Luka Sabbat also recur in the series.
Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series.