DUBAI: Actress Yara Shahidi is getting ready to say goodbye to “Grown-ish,” the hugely popular spin-off to the ABC comedy series “Black-ish.DUBAI: Actress Yara Shahidi is getting ready to say goodbye to “Grown-ish,” the hugely popular spin-off to the ABC comedy series “Black-ish.“Cheers to 6 beautiful years of ‘Grownish.’ I won’t get too sappy now (because we still have a whole season left) but it truly took a village of super talented people to build Cal U and make it what it is! Thank you @kenyabarris for the vision and to everyone who stepped in to blossom it beyond our wildest dreams. Let’s go out with a bang,” wrote Shahidi on Instagram
The show is available to stream in the Middle East on Disney+.
The news comes around two months after it was announced the show had been renewed for a sixth season. The final season of the series will air in two parts, with the first half premiering this summer, while the second will air in 2024. The show will also air its 100th episode during season six.
We’ve spent nearly a decade telling our stories through the -ish series and to say it has been an amazing journey would be an understatement,” said series creator and executive producer Kenya Barris in a separate post on Instagram.
“To be able to watch Yara, Marcus and our entire ‘Grown-ish’ family grow up in front of (and in many ways alongside) us over these past several years has been both a joy and an honor. From the stories we’ve told to the talent we’ve fostered and, most importantly, the memories made, I could not be more proud of everything we’ve accomplished and the -ish family I’ve been a part of,” Barris added.
“Grown-ish” originally focused on Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson, but fellow “Black-ish” alum Marcus Scribner joined the show in season five, reprising the role of Andre Johnson Jr., Zoey’s younger brother, who starts his first year at Cal U.
The show follows Junior as he attempts to transition out from under Zoey’s shadow and make his own mark on the campus.
Shahidi and Scribner star alongside Trevor Jackson, Diggy Simmons, and Daniella Perkins. Guest stars for season six include Lil Yachty, Anderson .Paak, and The Free Nationals