Black-ish Renewed for Season 6 as Spinoff Mixed-ish Scores Series Order

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The Johnsons have a bright future ahead of them at ABC. 

Black-ish has been renewed for a sixth season. The network confirmed on Thursday it was bringing the critically acclaimed and award-winning comedy series back for the 2019-20 TV season. 

Additionally, the Black-ish universe will be growing, once again. 

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ABC has also placed a series order for Mixed-ish, a spinoff about Rainbow Johnson's experience of growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s.

A backdoor pilot for the series, titled "Becoming Bow," was originally slated to air May 7, but the episode will now be held for next season, presumably to air as part of the first season of the spinoff.

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This marks the second spinoff for Black-ish. Grown-ish, which follows Zoe Johnson at college airs on Freeform, and returns for the second half of its sophomore run this summer. 

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Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.

It was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Peter Saji, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins.

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On Mixed-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.

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Bow's parents 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.

This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. 

The series stars Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Ethan Childress as Johan Johnson.

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What are your thoughts on the renewal and the pickup of the spinoff?

Hit the comments below. 

Black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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