It was a big news day for the FREEFORM channel. Aside from a complete rebrand and launch in a new direction, they confirmed a second season order for grown-ish.
The announcement was made during a panel conversation for the show featuring Kenya Barris and Yara Shahidi. The premiere, which boasted Freeform’s highest debut for a comedy in nearly six years, also earned critical praise from Deadline, which called the series “straight up good, no –ish required,” and BuzzFeed declared, “glows from the inside out.”
Freeform’s “grown-ish,” a half-hour comedy tackling current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators, follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter from ABC’s Emmy®-nominated comedy “black-ish,” as she heads into her freshman year of college at Cal U.
The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios and is executive produced by Kenya Barris, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Julie Bean. “grown-ish” airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on Freeform.