The younger-skewing Disney-owned network has handed out a 13-episode series order to College-ish, the offshoot starring Yara Shahidi and Deon Cole. The single-camera comedy will premiere in early 2018.
“I never thought they’d let me put Black-ish on the air let alone give me a spinoff. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to continue working with Yara and the rest of this talented young cast,” Black-ish creator Kenya Barris said in a statement. “To any aspiring writers struggling to make it out there, I highly advise adding an ‘–ish’ to any working title you might have. It seems to be the move.”
It follows Dre and Bow’s teen daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she heads off to college “and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.” (black-ish executive producer Kenya Barrish will serve as an EP here as well.)
Zoey will have at least one familiar face on campus: Deon Cole will be bringing his black-ish character Charlie to the spinoff, serving as an adjunct marketing professor at Zoey’s new school.