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  • Premiered: 
    January 3, 2018
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  • Network: Freeform
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spin-off of black-ish 
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Plot Synopsis

In this spin-off of BLACK-ISH, Zoey Johnson -- Dre and Rainbow's popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter -- heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. The series opens with Zoey arriving at California University, where she is certain she will be a hot shot on campus, but quickly learns she may have a little more growing to do -- especially when she starts to experience FOMO for the first time in her life as she tries to juggle schoolwork, extracurricular activities and, of course, partying. As Zoey navigates life as a college freshman, this half-hour comedy series tackles current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators.

The 20-episode second season of GROWN-ISH premiered on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 8-9pm ET/PT on Freeform. After the wide-eyed firsts of their freshman year, Season 2 follows Zoey and her friends as they enter their second year at CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their first year, they all assume they've got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they're not as grown as they think. Reprising their roles are Yara Shahidi as popular but entitled Zoey Johnson, Trevor Jackson as socially conscious Aaron Jackson, Francia Raisa as outspoken conservative Latina Ana Torres, Emily Arlook as openly and actively bisexual Nomi Segal, Jordan Buhat as troublemaker Vivek Shah, Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey as twins and sporty-savants Jazz Forster and Sky Forster, Luka Sabbat as mellow and fashion-forward Luca Hall, and Deon Cole as eccentric and unpredictable Professor Charles Telphy. Season 2 debuted with back-to-back new episodes. After a three-month break, GROWN-ISH returned with new episodes on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform. Zoey is left to deal with the aftermath of getting caught cheating on her exam, including getting cut off financially by her parents. She takes another devastating hit when Aaron accidentally reveals that he and Ana have been hooking up, causing a snowball of feelings, fracturing her friendships with everyone around her.

GROWN-ISH returned for its junior year on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform, picking up after a cliffhanger Season 2 finale. The gang returns as confident, eager and seasoned upper-classmen, with Zoey and her girls (and Vivek) moving into an off-campus home, ready to take on the school year. They quickly realize that they have been mistaken about the disillusionment of adulthood, with real-life problems coming for them, including student loans, work/life balance and, of course, messy breakups. Zoey returns from her summer internship abroad and realizes that she has to confront her feelings for Aaron and Luca quickly. When she learns about Luca's grand gesture last semester, she needs to decide how she feels about it while balancing the high demand of her dream job, working for Joey Bada$$. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is left to deal with some of the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break, including an unexpected reveal of someone expecting. After a 10.5-month break, GROWN-ISH returned with new episodes on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform. The rest of Season 3 follows the Cal U gang as they navigate the second half of junior year and begin to step out as adults into the real world. In the mid-season premiere, "Public Service Announcement," Zoey balances the demands of her work life and her personal life after dropping out of Cal U and diving into her dream job in the fashion industry, while also being on tour with Joey BADA$$. She wonders if life outside of Cal U is all it's cracked up to be or if she still has some growing left to do; meanwhile, Jazz and Doug struggle with the rules of their relationship "pause."

The senior season of GROWN-ISH premiered on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform. In "Ugh, those feels again," Part 1 of the two-part season premiere, Zoey and the gang head to Mexico for a summer getaway filled with drinking games, new hook-ups, some relationship drama...and even a wedding! in Part 2, "Drunk in Love," which debuts next week, Zoey and Aaron are still in Mexico and they find themselves in trouble following their first night out as a couple. Ana debates with Jazz about Javi and the status of their relationship. Doug and Luca continue on their excursion with two local ladies. After a five-month break, GROWN-ISH returned with new episodes on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform. In the winter premiere, "It Was Good Until It Wasn't," the gang deals with the fallout of the explosive events that took place at the luau: Aaron must deal with the accountability of his actions at the party, Zoey turns to Pops and Ruby for advice, and Ana and Vivek do their best to keep the secret of their hookup under wraps. Jazz struggles with her feelings for Des. Nomi processes her run-in with Phil.

Season 5 of GROWN-ISH debuted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform. On the heels of big sister Zoey's graduation, Andre Johnson Jr. (aka Junior) enrolls at Cal U and embarks on his own journey to being "grown." Zoey returns to Cal U to support Junior's first day on campus but soon realizes that she may be missing her Cal U days more than she let on. After meeting his new classmates, Junior seeks to escape dorm life by attending Doug's White Party. After a four-month break, GROWN-ISH returned with new episodes on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Freeform. In the mid-season premiere, "Fool's Paradise," Zoey and Aaron have an unexpected run-in at the San Francisco airport, leading them to unpack the highs and lows of their long-distance relationship.

GROWN-ISH returned for its sixth and final season on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform. Season 6 follows Andre Johnson Jr., aka Junior, as he transitions from Zoey's little brother to big man on campus. In the season opener, "Shoot My Shot," the crew hits up a music festival before parting ways for the summer. After lunch with his dad, Andre suffers from "analysis paralysis" about choosing a major, his relationship with Annika, and his plans for the upcoming school year. After a seven-month break, GROWN-ISH returned with new episodes on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform. In the mid-season debut, "Hussle & Motivate," Andre and Annika struggle to navigate their breakup. Andre attempts to bury himself in work, causing distance between him and his crew. Doug learns a surprising fact about Sloane, while Aaron questions his future with Edie.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10pm ET/PT, Freeform premiered "Grown," the series finale of GROWN-ISH. Old friends and new reunite on a yacht to celebrate Andre's graduation, but the party could be ruined by real-world responsibilities; Aaron confronts Zoey about their future


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ABC Signature Studios


  • California University - Los Angeles, California USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • July 8, 2021: Zoey Johnson & Aaron Jackson are married