Coming Soon to Freeform 1/3 GROW-ISH

Coming Soon to Freeform 1/3 GROW-ISH

"grown-ish" stars Yara Shahidi ("black-ish") as Zoey Johnson, Trevor Jackson ("Burning Sands," "American Crime") as Aaron Jackson, Jordan Buhat ("Summer of '84") as Vivek Shah, Emily Arlook ("The Good Place," "Hand of God") as Nomi Segal, Francia Raisa ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") as Ana Torres, Chris Parnell ("SNL") as Dean Parker, and Deon Cole ("black-ish") as Charlie Telphy. Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, and Luka Sabbat also recur in the series. Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Julie Bean and E. Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series. "grown-ish" is produced by ABC Signature Studios.

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, has added two series regulars and two recurring characters to GROWN-ISH a spin-off of ABC's award-winning hit series "black-ish," starring breakout star Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, from ABC Signature Studios. The 13-episode, single-camera comedy will start production next week and is set to premiere early 2018 on FreeForm and the Freeform App, available on connected TV, mobile devices and online.

From "black-ish" executive producer Kenya Barris comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey - Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter - as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

Raisa will portray Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University. Buhat will portray Vivek, a first generation Indian-American freshman at Southern California University with an endearing lack of self-awareness. Singing sisters Chloe x Halle will portray twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who are on the track team at the college.

Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series.

The series joins Freeform's expanding original comedy slate including "Young & Hungry," starring Emily Osment; along with recently announced comedies "Alone Together," starring Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky; and "Marvel's New Warriors," starring Milana Vayntrub and Derek Theler, both set to premiere in 2018.

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