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A Black-ish spinoff starring the eldest daughter, Zoey, is reportedly in early development.

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The show would likely center around Zoey (played by Yara Shahidi) and her first year in college, developed under the direction of Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Via Deadline:

I hear the idea is for the potential new comedy series, created by Barris and former Black-ish showrunner Larry Wilmore, to be introduced as a backdoor pilot episode on Black-ish this spring. Sources stress that talks for the spinoff are still in very early stages, with no script and deals in place.

This would be a great way to extend the life of Black-ish, although “College Years” TV spinoffs tend to be a crapshoot (I’m thinking of how Saved by the Bell’s kinda failed). As Deadline notes, “Dealing with children transitioning to adulthood on family comedy series has always been tricky.”

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There is a positive precedent—The Cosby Show’s spinoff into the iconic young black college sitcom, A Different World. Imagine Shahidi going to an HBCU and doing a modern version of that. It could be terrific.