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black-ish Spinoff Gets 13-Episode Order at Freeform — and a New Title

TVLine logo TVLine 5/19/2017 Dave Nemetz
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Time to start shopping for textbooks, Zoey: Your black-ish spinoff is officially coming to Freeform.

TVLine has confirmed that the spinoff (which didn’t make ABC’s fall schedule) has landed a 13-episode order at the youth-skewing cable network, with a planned early 2018 debut. And it’s landed a new name, too: college-ish. Which makes sense, since 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. When college-ish made its informal debut as a backdoor-pilot episode of black-ish earlier this month, the supporting cast also included SNL vet Chris Parnell as the school’s dean and American Crime‘s Trevor Jackson; no word yet, though, on whether they’ll be a part of the Freeform series.

Will you follow Zoey over to Freeform? And what grade do you give the new title? Drop your thoughts in a comment below.

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