Yara Shahidi in Talks for Her Own Black-ish Spinoff

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Poised, pretty, polished teen Yara Shahidi, who plays oldest daughter Zoey Johnson on Black-ish, is set to get her own TV show, based on her life in college.

Shahidi, who recently shut the internet down with her uncanny redo of a classic Sade photo, is blossoming into an impressive young woman.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, talks for the spinoff are in the early stages, but it “could be planted as a backdoor pilot this spring.”

As with Black-ish, series creator Kenya Barris and former showrunner Larry Wilmore are attached to the ABC project. Wilmore, who was showrunner for Black-ish before moving to Comedy Central to helm his own show, is back at ABC with his own deal.


The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Barris has a second pilot in the works this season. Libby & Malcolm, another comedy, starring Courtney B. Vance and Felicity Huffman, will premiere on the network as well.

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.