The show will chronicle the childhood of one of black-ish’s protagonists, Rainbow ‘Bow’ Johnson, who is portrayed in the original series by Tracee Ellis Ross. The theme song is called “In The Mix,” and will be performed by the biracial Grammy Award-winner.
“As a fan of Kenya Barris’ megahit shows, black-ish and grown-ish, I was inspired to connect with Kenya to find a way we could work together,” said Carey. The news was announced Monday (Aug. 5) at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA). “As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of mixed-ish, especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved. I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya and the show.”
The show will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. Black-ish has already spawned one spinoff show, grown-ish, which follows Zoe Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she navigates life as a new college student.
“The series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Gary Cole as Harrison,” writes Deadline.