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.

Grown-ish cast

The coming-of-age TV series premiered with an average 0.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and just 950,000 viewers. That’s even lower than the bottom-of-the-barrel reality TV series Keeping Up With the Kardashians averaged this season.

Grown-ish creator Kenya Barris may have to go back to the drawing board, or send Zoey back home to her parents.


Grown-ish, Episode 1


Grown-ish, Episode 2

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