"Black-ish" will be coming back to ABC for a sixth season — with a spinoff in tow.
The network has renewed the hit family comedy for Season 6 and gave an early series order to "Mixed-ish," a prequel spinoff about Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s.
It will be the second spinoff of the acclaimed show; "Grown-ish," which centers on the Johnsons' oldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi), airs on ABC's sister cable network Freeform.
"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has left ABC Studios for a lucrative deal at Netflix, but remains an executive producer on the franchise.
ABC had planned to air a "Becoming Bow" episode for next week's "Black-ish," but will now hold that backdoor pilot for next season.
Written by Peter Saji and Kenya Barris, "Mixed-ish" follows young Bow (Arica Himmel) and her family has they face constant dilemmas over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Her Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family.
As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white.