|Created by||Kenya Barris|
|Narrated by||Tracee Ellis Ross|
|Opening theme||"In the Mix"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||1080p (16:9 HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1 with Descriptive Video Service on SAP channel|
Mixed-ish (stylized as mixed•ish) is an upcoming American single-camera sitcom created by Kenya Barris and Peter Saji that is set to debut on ABC during the 2019–20 television season as a Tuesday night entry and set to premiere on September 24, 2019. The series is a prequel spin-off of Black-ish and the second series to be spun off from the primary series after the Freeform series Grown-ish.
Loosely based on the early life of Dr. Rania Barris (co-creator Kenya Barris' wife), the series chronicles the early years of Rainbow Johnson as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the 1980s. The family faces dilemmas over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves when Rainbow's parents move from a hippie commune to the suburbs in 1985.
- Arica Himmel as Rainbow "Bow" Johnson
- Tracee Ellis Ross as adult Rainbow Johnson (narration)
- Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Jackson. Paul was played by Anders Holm in the pilot.
- Gary Cole as Harrison Jackson III
- Christina Anthony as Denise
- Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson
- Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||"Becoming Bow"||Anton Cropper||Teleplay by: Kenya Barris & Peter Saji|
Story by: Kenya Barris & Peter Saji & Tracee Ellis Ross
|September 24, 2019||101||TBD|
|2||"The Warrior"||Anton Cropper||Peter Saji||October 1, 2019||102||TBD|
|3||"Let Your Hair Down"||TBA||TBA||October 8, 2019||103||TBD|
On May 2, 2019, it was announced that the Black-ish episode that was set to air May 7, 2019 titled "Becoming Bow," which introduced a younger version of the character Bow living with her family, would be shelved. The episode will instead serve as the pilot episode with the cast of the parent show appearing in a fast-forward cameo introduction.
Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays the adult Rainbow in Black-ish, will serve as both an executive producer and narrator on the series, with flagship costars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne also executive producing. The series is also the final one that Kenya Barris helped created prior to signing his deal with Netflix in August 2018 after he asked for an exit from his ABC Studios deal over issues with the studio's handling of controversial Black-ish episodes and rejected pilots he helped put together.
Anders Holm was originally set to play Bow’s father, Paul Jackson, having played the role in the series’ original pilot episode, but he left the series before it was picked up by ABC. On June 19, 2019, Mark-Paul Gosselaar replaced Holm in the Paul Jackson role, with the scenes from "Becoming Bow" episode-turned-pilot being reshot. ABC ran ads from May to July 2019 that had featured Holm, but by August 2019 it started airing new promos featuring Gosselaar after production commenced.
In the promos, the characters last name were listed as the Johnsons (which is also the last name as Bow’s family on Black-ish), even though Cole and Gosselaar’s characters’ last name is Jackson, implying that Bow’s maternal family still used the Johnson name, a issue that was addressed during the parent show’s second season episode "Johnson & Johnson," when Dre learns that Rainbow never formally took his last name after their marriage.
On August 5, 2019, Mariah Carey confirmed that she had co-written and co-produced (with songwriter/producer Daniel Moore) a song called "In the Mix", which will be the series' theme, with Carey performing the track. Carey also expressed interest in appearing in an episode should the producers ask.
On May 14, 2019, ABC released the first official trailer for the series.
|1||"Becoming Bow"||September 24, 2019||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
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