Freeform Releases Trailer for Season 3 of Francia Raisa’s “grown-ish”

Could Francia Raisa be in for a big surprise?

Freeformhas released the first teaser for the third season of its hit comedy series grown-ish, starring the 31-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress. And, it looks like someone will be heading into their junior year with an unexpected surprise. 

Grown-ish Cast

The spot reveals quite a bit in just 15 seconds. It opens with someone sitting on a toilet taking a pregnancy test. The person then throws the test on the floor revealing a + sign, and then exclaims “Oh! S***!’

Picking up after season 2’s finale cliffhanger, the gang returns as confident, eager and seasoned upper-classmen, with Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her girls (… and Vivek) moving into an off-campus home, ready to take on the school year. They quickly realize that they have been mistaken about the disillusionment of adulthood, with real-life problems coming for them, including student loans, work/ life balance and, of course, messy breakups. Plus, the season premiere picks up with some of the crew having to deal with the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break.

From ABC Signature Studios, grown-ishalso stars Trevor Jackson, Raisa, Emily ArlookJordan BuhatChloe BaileyHalle Bailey, Luka Sabbatand Diggy Simmons.

The series will continue to explore important topics including college athletics, cultural appropriation, toxic masculinity, anxiety, burnout and more.

Season 3 of grown-ish premieres on Thursday, January 16 on Freeform.

Henri Esteve to Appear on Freeform’s “Grown-ish”

Watch out, world, Henri Esteve is grownnow…

The 30-year-old  Cuban-American actor has landed a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Grown-ishFreeform’s popular comedy spinoff from ABC’s Black-ish

Henri Esteve

Grown-ishis a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education, and follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re not as grown as they think. 

The cast also includes Luka SabbatTrevor Jackson, Francia RaisaEmily ArlookJordan Buhat, Chloe BaileyHalle BaileyDeon Cole, and recently upped-to-series-regular Diggy Simmons.

Esteve will play Javier, a gorgeous grad student whom Ana (Raisa) interns with at Cal U. A well-educated Cuban Republican activist, Javi is able to cross party lines with his unwavering morals and his James Deanmystique. Despite having everything in common on paper, Ana will find that Javi challenges her in a way she never expected — both in the workplace and out.

Esteve had a recurring role on Amazon’s Homecomingand most recently appeared on the Syfy pilot(Future) Cult Classic. Hit other credits include appearances on Revengeand NCIS.

Season 3 of Grown-ish premieres at 8:00 pm ET Thursday, January 16, on Disney-owned Freeform.

New Season of Francia Raisa’s Freeform Series “Grown-ish” to Premiere in January

Francia Raisa is heading back to college next semester…

Freeform has set a January premiere date for the new season of Grown-ish, which features the 31-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress in the ensemble cast.

Francia Raisa

The Season 3 premiere of the Black-ish spinoff will serve as the lead-in for the network’s new comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okayat 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 16.

The gang returns as confident, eager and seasoned upper-classmen, with Zoey and her girls (… and Vivek) moving into an off-campus home, ready to take on the school year. They quickly realize that they have been mistaken about the disillusionment of adulthood, with real-life problems coming for them, including student loans, work/ life balance and, of course, messy breakups. Plus, the season premiere picks up with some of the crew having to deal with the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break. 

From ABC Signature Studios,Grown-ishstars Yara ShahidiTrevor Jackson, Raisa, Emily ArlookJordan BuhatChloe BaileyHalle Bailey,Luka Sabbatand Diggy Simmons

The series will continue to explore important topics including college athletics, cultural appropriation, toxic masculinity, anxiety, burnout and more.

Mariah Carey Premieres Her Original Theme Song for ABC’s “Mixed-ish”

Mariah Careyis mixin’ things up…

The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress has shared a special video of her original theme song for ABC’s Black-ish spinoff  Mixed-ish

Mariah Carey

Appropriately titled “In The Mix”, the song made its debut at the network’s “Embrace Your Ish” premiere event on Tuesday night.

The video for the song features clips from the black-ish spinoff which premieres on September 24. We also get to see series stars Arica HimmelMark-Paul GosselaarTika SumpterChristina Anthony and Gary Cole jam out to the radio-friendly bop. 

The Grammy-winning singer joined executive producer Kenya Barrison stage at the “Embrace Your Ish” event to talk about the genesis of the theme song and the importance of multiracial representation on television. The song was written by Carey and produced by Carey and Daniel Moore. And it’s now available for purchase wherever you buy music.

The event also featured screenings of mixed-ish and black-ish and a recap of grown-ish. “Ish” universe stars Anthony AndersonTracee Ellis RossLaurence Fishburne, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tika Sumpter were all on hand to discuss their shows.

Mixed-ish follows a young Rainbow Johnson (Himmel) as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves. Bow’s parents, Paul (Gosselaar) and Alicia (Sumpter), 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.

Mariah Carey Writes & Performs Theme Song for ABC’s “black-ish” Spinoff “mixed-ish”

Mariah Carey is Mix’ingthings up…

The 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American five-time Grammy-winning singer has been tapped to write and perform the theme song for ABC’s new black-ish spinoff mixed-ish. 

Mariah Carey

Titled “In the Mix”, the track is written by Carey and produced by Carey and Daniel Moore. Sung by Carey, the new theme song will be heard when the series premieres on Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 pm ET on ABC. 

“As a fan of Kenya Barris’ megahit shows, black-ish and grown-ish, I was inspired to connect with Kenya to find a way we could work together,” said Carey. “As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of mixed-ish, especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved. I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya and the show.”

ABC’s mixed-ish will follow Rainbow Johnson as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves. 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 Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Gary Cole as Harrison.

Karin GistPeter Saji and Barris are writers and executive producers, along with Tracee Ellis RossRandall WinstonArtists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson

Anton Cropperdirected the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

Francia Raisa’s “Grown-ish” to Premiere Second Half of Season 2 in June

Francia Raisais heading to summer school…

Freeform has announced the midseason return of Grown-ishstarring the 30-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress.

Francia Raisa

Grown-ish, a spinoff of Freeform corporate sibling ABC’s Black-ish, will kick off the second half of its Season 2 at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5. 

After the cliffhanger spring finale, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends find themselves at dramatic crossroads in their relationships, academics and adulthood. Topics explored in the new episodes will include cultural appropriation, mental health, academic scandal and more. 

In addition to Raisa and Shahidi, the cast also includes Trevor JacksonEmily ArlookJordan BuhatChloe Bailey,Halle BaileyLuka SabbatDeon Coleand newly promoted series regular Diggy Simmons.

Freeform Renews Francia Raisa’s Comedy Series “grown-ish” for a Third Season

Watch out world, Francia Raisa is still grown now…

Freeform has ordered a third season of its critically praised series grown-ish, starring the 30-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress.  

Francia Raisa

The renewal comes amid strong ratings for the spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish. Season to date, grown-ish ranks as the No. 1 comedy on cable among women 18-49 and females 12-34. The series also ranks among this season’s Top 3 cable comedies with women 18-34 (No. 2), adults 18-34 (No. 3) and persons 12-34 (No. 3).

Starring Yara ShahidiTrevor Jackson, Raisa as Ana Torres , Emily Arlook, Jordan BuhatChloe BaileyHalle BaileyLuka Sabbatand Deon Colegrown-ish is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education.

Season 2 follows Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re not as grown as they think.

Grown-ish is produced by ABC Signature Studiosand executive produced by Kenya Barris.

Grown-ish airs Wednesdays at 8 PM on Freeform.

Freeform to Premiere Season 2 of Francia Raisa’s “Grown-ish” in January

Francia Raisa is headed back to campus in January…

Francia Raisa

Freeform has announced that the second season of Grown-ish, starring the 30-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress, will premiere on January 2 at 8:00 pm ET.

Following their freshman year, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends are returning for their second year at CalU, during which they’ll soon discover they still have a lot to learn.

Grown-ish Cast

Returning alongside Shahidi and Raisa, who portrays Zoey’s roommate Ana Torres, are Trevor Jackson, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Deon Cole.

Francia Raisa to Star in Freeform’s “Black-ish” Spinoff, “Grown-ish”

Francia Raisa is Grown-ing up…

The 29-year-old Honduran and Mexican American actress has joined the cast of Freeform’s Grown-ish, the spinoff of ABC’s acclaimed sitcom Black-ish.

Francia Raisa

Grown-ish, from Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris, is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

Raisa will portray Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University.

Raisa joins previously announced cast members Shahidi, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook and Trevor Jackson.

The 13-episode comedy series is set to start production next week for an early 2018 premiere on Freeform.

Raisa, who rose to acclaim on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, previously appeared on Dear White People, The Mindy Project and In Plain Sight.