Freeform Renews “Grown-ish” For 20-Episode Season 2Posted by Wilson Morales
January 18, 2018
At today’s inaugural Freeform Summit, during kickoff panel conversation featuring Kenya Barris and Yara Shahidi, among others, “grown-ish” executive producer alongside executive vice president, programming & development, Karey Burke, surprised series lead, Shahidi, with the news that the network has ordered a 20-episode second season of the critically-acclaimed breakout comedy.
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 cast also includes Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Trevor Jackson as Aaron Jackson, Emily Arlook as Nomi Segal, Francia Raisa as Ana Torres, Jordan Buhat as Vivek Shah, Chris Parnell as Dean Burt Parker, Luka Sabbat as Luca Hall and Chloe and Halle Bailey as Jazlyn and Skyler.
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.
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