Since Black-ish is, understandably, rooted in the present day, there have usually only been passing references to the adult characters’ pasts. That’s been especially true for Tracee Ellis Ross’s character, Rainbow Johnson, who comes from a mixed-race family. Now, the character’s past is being explored more fully in a spin-off series, Mixed-ish, and Ross couldn’t be happier. Ross, who will be narrating the new series (similar to Jim Parsons’s role on Young Sheldon), is especially happy to see to see the kind of family she grew up in represented on TV, because she hasn’t seen anything like it before. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tracee Ellis Ross)
Mixed-ish premieres Tuesday, September 24 on ABC.