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\LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff of the ABC sitcom “black-ish” will focus on a young Rainbow Johnson and her challenges growing up in the 1980s.

ABC said Thursday that the new series, titled “mixed-ish,” will be narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross. She stars in “black-ish” as the adult character with the nickname of Bow.

In the spinoff, preteen Bow and her mixed-ethnicity family face the dilemma of assimilation or staying “true to themselves,” according to ABC.

Bow and her siblings also must adapt to suburbia and a mainstream school after their parents move from a commune.

Arica Himmel stars as Bow, with Tika Sumpter and Christina Anthony among the other cast members in “mixed-ish.” An airdate for the spinoff wasn’t announced.

ABC also said it renewed “black-ish” for next season, its sixth.


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2 thoughts on “‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Will Focus On Growing Up Mixed In The 80’s

  1. GC Williams II on said:

    By DNA test Everyone is a mixtures of cultures from Dark Skin to Light Skin,White Skin and everyone in between all over the world. If anyone believes they are one culture you should have your DNA tested.

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