In a little over a week, Zoey Johnson — the darling eldest child of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) on ABC’s award-winning show black-ish — will be back. She’s headed to FreeForm, the ABC sister channel for young adults, for the highly anticipated spin-off that will chronicle her life as a freshman in college. I have no doubts that she will be bringing a healthy dose of Black girl magic and intersectional feminism right along with her.
Yara Shahidi — who is Harvard-bound herself in a little over a year — in all of her perfection is getting the spotlight she deserves, and she’s bringing some pretty cool folks along for the ride. The rest of the grown-ish cast includes some faces that you’ve seen before and some that you have not. From veteran comedians to singing sensations, there’s something for everyone. To get you started, I’ll give you a little refresher on some of the stars of the show and their backgrounds. You’re well on your way to being an official grown-ish expert.