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Black-ish gets renewed for season 4 – and a spin-off might be in the works too

ABC comedy Black-ish has been renewed for a fourth season – and what’s more, it might be getting a spinoff show.

The main series is confirmed to be returning and bringing with it Stacy Traub (Glee, The Real O’Neals) as a new executive producer.

On top of that jolly news, Deadline reports a spinoff could be in the works, following Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson – the 17-year-old daughter of Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross).

However, it would likely move to the network Freeform due to its younger demographic, rather than airing on ABC with its parent show.

The spinoff’s pilot was written by creator Kenya Harris and former Black-ish showrunner Larry Wilmore. Chris Parnell, Matt Walsh and Trevor Jackson co-starred in the episode.

Meanwhile, ABC has gone and axed a load of its shows, including American Crime, Dr Ken and The Catch.

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Also at the end of the road are Imaginary Mary, Secrets and Lies and The Real O’Neals, following previously cancelled ABC shows Time After Time, Notorious and Conviction.

Still, ABC has renewed comedies Modern Family (for two seasons), The Goldbergs (also for two seasons), American Housewife and The Middle.

Renewed dramas on the network are Once Upon a Time, Designated Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. Scandal had previously been renewed for season 7.

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Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a828164/black-ish-renewed-spinoff/

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