Abraham D Juste

ABC is desperate to boost ratings for Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi as college freshman Zoey Johnson. The first 2 episodes received low ratings and negative reviews, mostly due to Yara's annoying narration and all around bad acting by her supporting cast.

A New York Times' TV critic says Grown-ish is "still finding its identity" -- that's the mark of death in TV critic lingo.

So ABC/Freeform is pinning their hopes on a new character: Cassius "Cash" Mooney, played by tall, dark and handsome newcomer Abraham D. Juste.

Abraham, who goes by the nickname da'Vinchi in real life, plays a star shooting guard on the basketball team at Zoey's mythical California University. He instantly catches Zoey's eye when he asks for directions to the library, and the two hit it off.

In real-life, da'Vinchi is a God-fearing man who routinely cites Bible verses on his Instagram page).

The 6'3" actor is also a model, influencer and prominent spoken-word/rap artist, according to Deadline.com.

Do you think da'Vinchi can save Yara's new show, or is your Gaydar pinging off the radar?

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  • You Could Never

    and is a fan of Greek philosophers (he quotes Confucius on his Instagram page).

    Confucius was Chinese tho. Im just sayin...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Same difference.

  • You Could Never

    It sure is. I guess. Upvote.

  • iWasteTime

    I like the show.
    I was off the addy so soon though, yeah, dabbling is a part of college life for some but give us a minute for it.

  • iWasteTime

    I heart theee

  • SpillyNillie

    He's cute but like nephew cute...doesn't do anything for me...I'm not picking up any pipe laying vibes.

  • Indies beauty

    He is cute and looks like the type you have a childhood crush on, only to date later on in life.

    I'm happy the writers are going towards the "black love" route, still not watching tho.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    It comes on here during Black Ink and I'm not in the right mind that late to wanna watch a cookie cutter teenage version of blackish. I'm grown. ....not ish.

  • You Could Never

    Heart you too baby bubba

  • tintin

    yesterday episode was hilarious.
    and these young boys are cute. that's the cougar side of me talking.

  • cpatterson_22

    I like the show, but I feel like they should have waited for Junior to go to college

  • NicoleZee

    I think Sandra needs an eye exam! LOL! The blogs and other sites never get it right when it comes to attractive people. Sad. This guy is nowhere near attractive, not even a little bit! Handsome men are very hard to come by :(.

  • pure_rachet

    He’s so ghey I’m surprised he ain’t riding that horse side-saddle. I don’t watch the show though. Thanks for the morning douche Sandra

  • justlooking

    Cute lil 21 tenderoni

    Blackish is funny but Not the Cosby's

    Grownish is not Hillman

    Crosses my fangas it survives

  • angie

    He has a nice smile.
    Not my type but but it is good to see aspiring black male out here.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think Sandra needs an eye exam!
    Do. No. Start. This. Morning! LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I’m surprised he ain’t riding that horse side-saddle

  • Quitedeliteful


  • justlooking

    Pipe laying screams

  • Blaque Mahogany


  • RuPaul

    All this photos scream homiesexual to me. Sorry!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm grown. ....not ish.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think he's a handsome young man. I'm not a big fan of the sideburns tho. That's all I got....

  • Phillybruh

    I got more gay vibes from Nipsy Hustle than this dude...lol

  • MookieFly

    Finally people can stop saying there are no dark skin characters on this damn show. Like damn they only had 2 episodes and folks was ready to square up

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I was all ready to give him my st8 tag until I ready he was god fearing and quotes bible verses and he has the died hair pics then that just ruined everything. Hes attractive and has a very nice body. Kinda reminds me of the show The Game so if I remember I will try and check it out it nothing else just to check out the hottie bois !!!

  • Li

    He would attract Christians for sure. The show needs to be on another cable outlet.

  • Pamela

    No, huge difference.

  • my view

    I like the show

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don't attack their new Personal Jesus Nipsy.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR: A New York Times' TV critic says Grown-ish is 'still finding its identity"--that's the mark of death in TV critic lingo.

    Wow you had to go full Debbie Downer this almost Friday morning.

  • ?Royalty?

    He aiight?? ?

    I like the show tho.

  • NicoleZee

    She never gets it right, no one really does. Half the men you see these days look like they haven't bathed since Obama left office. Nasty! I actually know a guy who is really handsome, nice teeth, he takes baths, smells good. I need to send in his photo, he's Middle Eastern and gorgeous :(!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Send it in. Sounds like a winner!!!

  • NicoleZee

    I'm thinking of asking him. He's hard to get into contact with, one of those guys that's always working! But I am going to ask him. When I first saw him, my jaw dropped open! I thought handsome men were extinct (especially in Georgia!) until I met him ;)!

  • FranziaRed

    The real roses give me joy even on a bad day...love it!!! LMAO!!!

  • Boy if you dun

    He looks like a Nigerian Yoruba Demon lmbo

  • 1BlueStar

    Nah, don't think he can save the show. But he is a handsome guy though.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Awwwww he's handsome

  • Keepin’IT100

    Yea eye candy can help ratings... ?

    What happened to good ole fashion talent? Does anyone have talent these days? It’s all about looks!!

  • Indies beauty

    Lol sooo true

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Grown-ish received 90% overall on Rotten Tomatoes, by people paid to criticize, often negatively!

    I LOVED the show, and thought Kenya Barris took a creative route, yet addressed what today's teens and recently grown face, along with a snapshot of on-campus life!

    It's not A Different World, a barrel of laughs, but more of a dark comedy, kinda edgy, witty and definitely relevant! Love the fashion guy, the Twins, Zoey, boyfriend, a pretty good ensemble cast!

    I would take a midnight class about drones with a class full of who's knows what with an out-to-lunch professor! This plot-twist also sends a powerful message for those who have got caught-up in the WRONG life, there are plenty of second-chances and humanizes those caught on the fringe of life!

    Being on Cable gives the show room to grow and tackle true-life storylines!

    Watch it, give it a chance (a few more episodes)!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Yara's father contacted me Ms. Rose asking "where I saw that 'Grown-ish' had an underwhelming ratings debut".? So I gave him your link..

    ‘Grown-ish’ Posts Freeform’s Biggest Comedy Series Launch Since 2012

  • IamAllnatural

    A man wearing 2 hoop earrings is a no no.

    The younger generation is into watching ratchet reality shows instead of an educated young lady in college.

  • pure_rachet

    Sandra likes women so she will NEVER get it right for us but at least its fun to watch her try. Slim was a Morning Wood before. Sheesh.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    He looks like the type of guy that would disrespect a girl and be messy behind her back, but then 'pretend' like she's the best thing on the planet when they meet face to face... lol

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    It's a decent show for teens

  • MythCalledLove

    I liked the commercial