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Summary

The spin-off of ABC’s Black-ish follows eldest daughter Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she begins her freshman year at Southern California University

What The Critics Say (Metascore 71)

  • More than a worthy inheritor to its network progenitor, Grown-ish takes full advantage of Shahidi’s presence and energy to realistically explore what the undergrad experience is like in the modern age, without ginning up a cautionary tone or diluting the honesty of its plot points. — Melanie McFarland, Salon
  • Yara Shahidi takes full advantage of the expansion of her screen time, and the kind of piquant, culturally relevant storytelling that “Black-ish” has honed is on display here too. All in all, Grown-ish is a smart, breezy expansion of the “Black-ish” family. — Maureen Ryan, Variety
  • I think I can spot the fine show that Grown-ish may be evolving into, or at least latch onto the potential. But as its title is meant to imply about its college-age characters, it’s a show that’s not quite grown, still trying to make it on its own. — Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter