At a time when we’re seeing multiple TV shows revived and rebooted, ABC’s comedy Black-ish is daring to do something even more retro: a spin-off! Just like Lisa Bonet left The Cosby Show for A Different World when her character reached college age, Yara Shahidi — who plays Zoey Johnson on Black-ish — has gotten her own show about leaving the nest. Shahidi talked to us about Grown-ish, and she says that while you got to know Zoey pretty well on Black-ish you’ll see a completely different side of her as she adjusts to life away from her family on the new show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Yara Shahidi)
Grown-ish airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on ABC’s cable sister, Freeform.
That didn’t take long! IFC gave their new comedy Brockmire a Season 2 pickup before the first episode even aired on the network. Word of mouth spread after the network decided to post the pilot on Video on Demand and social media platforms ahead of the premiere. The show stars Hank Azaria as a disgraced baseball announcer given a second chance after suffering an on-air meltdown following a fracture in his marriage.
After giving renewals to much of their schedule last week, CBS has re-upped Criminal Minds for a 13th season.
USA Network has picked up Colony for a third season. The Josh Holloway–Sarah Wayne Callies series just wrapped up its second season this week. In addition, the network has also picked up Falling Water for a second season.
Netflix has revealed that A Series of Unfortunate Events has been picked up for a third season. The series was picked up for a second season last month.
As expected, FXX has revealed that Man Seeking Woman won’t return for a fourth season. The third season found Jay Baruchel‘s character finding love and eventually marrying his girlfriend Lucy (Katie Findlay), which seeming brought the show about the exaggerated trials and tribulations of a guy’s dating life to its natural conclusion.
TV Line reports that Kingdom will bow out after its third season. The mixed martial-arts series starts Frank Grillo, Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas. The 10-episode final season is set to premiere on Wednesday, May 3.
MTV has chosen Workaholics star Adam Devine to host the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will air Sunday, May 7 from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium.
You can add comedienne Iliza Shlesinger to the late night competition. Shlesinger will head up the first late-night entry for Freeform titled Truth & Iliza. The weekly show will run six weeks beginning at 10PM ET on Tuesday, May 2. The show finds the comedienne taking on an encompassing question and using audience interaction, field pieces, commentary and jokes to answer the topic of the night.
The Chris Hardwick empire continues to grow. The host of @Midnight, The Wall and Talking Dead will host the six-episode sci-fi series The Awesome Show for NBC. Deadline reports the show will feature scientific and technological advances that are shaping the future.
Comedy Central is getting their nightly lineup back intact. According to TV Line, Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper will head up his own companion series for the network at 11:30PM ET beginning this fall. Earlier this week, the network announced that The President Show, starring Donald Trump impressionist Anthony Atamanuik, will fill the 11:30PM ET slot beginning April 27. The network pushed @Midnight into the 11:30 spot after deciding to cancel Larry Wilmore‘s The Nightly Show last year, but it will shift back to the midnight spot for the network.
Season 7 of American Horror Story has added another Ryan Murphy alum to the ranks. According to TV Line, Billie Lourd, who starred on Murphy’s FOX series Scream Queens, will be part of the upcoming season, however details of her role are being kept under wraps.
Ron Livingston has joined the cast of Dice for its second season. The Showtime comedy centers on the life of Andrew Dice Clay. Deadline reports that Livingston will play Sydney Stein, an entertainment lawyer, who agrees to do a big favor for the comedian but needs Dice’s help when he gets in a scrape himself.
Janet McTeer, a two-time Oscar nominee, has reportedly joined the cast of Marvel’s Jessica Jones for its second season. EW reports that McTeer’s character will have “an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.”
Get ready for Black-ish spinoff featuring Yara Shahidi. The proposed series has started casting, with Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson heading off to college. Deadline reports Chris Parnell and Matt Walsh have joined the cast as college administrators, while American Crime‘s Trevor Jackson is a fellow freshman. All three will guest star on the episode expected to launch the series later this spring.
The Mindy Project actor Ed Weeks has found his next project, landing a series regular role on FOX’s comedy pilot LA > Vegas. According to TV Line, Weeks will play a frequent traveler on a flight between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The series centers on a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world. It’s being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Dylan McDermott and Kim Matula are also part of the cast.
In his new family comedy “Imagine That,” Eddie Murphy is paired up with nine-year-old newcomer Yara Shahidi, who gives a charming performance as his lively daughter. Not only is Murphy optimistic about how “Imagine That” will be received by audiences when it opens on June 12, he’s also very high on his young co-star’s future prospects. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR EDDIE MUPRHY)