Even more stories of the Johnson family will be told, as ABC has started development on Old-ish, a third spinoff of their comedy series Black-ish. Old-ish explores the relationship between Ruby and Earl Johnson as they give love a second chance.  

What’s Happening: 

  • Deadline is reporting that Kenya Barris’s Black-ish franchise could expand again as ABC has put Old-ish into development.  
  • Written and created by Barris, Old-ish will follow Dre Johnson’s parents as they re-examine their relationship and give love a second chance. When they move to a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Los Angeles, they’ll meet characters who represent the old and new faces of the community as they try to make it work as a married couple. Again.
  • Jenifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne will reprise their roles as Ruby Johnson and Earl Johnson for the new series.
  • Old-ish marks a third spinoff of Black-ish with Freeform’s Grow-ish following eldest Johnson daughter Zoe in college; and ABC’s Mixed-ish telling the story of Jonhson matriarch Rainbow “Bow” and her upbringing in the 1980s.
  • Barris will executive produce along with:
    • Laurence Fishburne
    • Helen Sugland (Cinema Gypsy)
    • E. Brian Dobbins (Artists’ First)
    • Anthony Anderson
  • Jenifer Lewis will serve as a producer
  • ABC Signature is the studio.

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