Yara Shahidi

ABC’s Black-ish spin-off, Grown-ish, debuted to low ratings on Freeform, ABC’s Family Network, on Wednesday. Freeform aired 2 episodes of Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi and Francia Raisa, as college students trying to make their way in the world.

The new series drew low ratings despite heavy marketing and promotion on major network talk shows and popular social media platforms.

Grown-ish follows 17-year-old Zoey Johnson (Shahidi) as she leaves home and heads off to college where she and other millennials party, chase boys, talk politics, and tackle social justice issues.

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Martin Lawrence Gabrielle Union Will Smith

Gabrielle Union has a new TV series lined up when Being Mary Jane ends with a 2-hour series finale next year. According to Deadline.com, Union, 44, is set to star in a Bad Boys TV spin-off — 14 years after she played sexy Special Agent Syd Burnett in the original film.

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transgender cast

Director Ryan Murphy has set the record for casting the most female impersonators in regular roles in a scripted TV series. The previous record was set by director Lee Daniels in his scripted TV series Star.

Fox TV’s Star features three transgenders: Miss Lawrence, Amiyah Scott and newcomer Sidney Starr.

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