Mixed-ish is a widely acclaimed sitcom created by Peter Saji, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kenya Barris. The series which debuted on ABC network on September 24, 2019, is a prequel spin-off of popular comedy-drama television series Black-ish. This prequel is also known to be the second series to be spun-off from Black-ish after Grown-ish.
More so, it is known that Black-ish, the parent series of the sitcom under review was created by Kenya Barris and ran successfully for six seasons since its inception on September 24, 2014. Upon its conclusion, Grown-ish was released after which Mixed-ish was created to serve the teeming teenage population. Learn more about this TV series as we unravel 7 things we feel you likely need to know about ABC’s Black-ish spinoff.
Mixed-ish: 7 Things You Need to Know About ABC’s Black-ish Spinoff
1. Official Trailer
ABC Studios released the sitcom’s debut official trailer on May 14, 2019. This captured the interest of a lot of people and upon the release of the pilot episode of the first season on September 24, 2019, Mixed-ish had fans hooked on it already.
The sitcom starred many talented Hollywood actors and actresses to play both major and recurring roles. Arica Himmel portrayed the teenage version of Rainbow Johnson while Tracee Ellis Ross played the adult Rainbow Johnson. Tika Sumpter is given the role of Rainbow’s mother, Alicia Johnson.
Rainbow’s father character, Paul Johnson, is portrayed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar while Gary Cole is given the role of Harrison Jackson III, Rainbow’s Grandfather. Christina Anthony plays the highly energetic character of Rainbow’s aunt- Denise. Mykal-Michelle Harris is starred as Santamonica, Rainbow’s younger sister. Santa Monica is known to have a sassy attitude which she doesn’t mind portraying in public. Johan Johnson, Rainbow’s younger brother, is played by Ethan William Childress.
The recurring roles were performed by Paulet Del Castillo, Caitlin Kimball, Trinitee Stokes, and Isabel Myers. Anthony Anderson, Marcus Scribner, and Miles Brown were among the guest stars that appeared on the sitcom. It is also known that Anders Holm appeared as Paul Johnson in the pilot episode of Mixed-ish. The vast array of the talented cast also played a major role in ensuring that the sitcom was both a critical and commercial success.
3. Mixed-ish Seasons
Mixed-ish has successfully run for just one season and the pilot episode of its first season was released on September 24, 2019. The debut Mixed-ish season consists of a total of 6 episodes. The showrunners just recently ordered for a full new season following the successes recorded by the first season. The season which will comprise 22 episodes was ordered on October 28, 2019.
4. Production Crew
The production companies that played a part in the sitcom’s development were ABC Studios, Khalabo Ink Society, Cinema Gypsy Productions and Artists First. The showrunners of the American sitcom include Peter Saji, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kenya Barris. The Transcenders music production company was hired to compose the score for the series.
It is also known that the executive producers of Mixed-ish included the showrunners plus the likes of Anthony Anderson, Brian Dobbins, Helen Sugland, Laurence Fishburne, Randall Winston, and Karin Gist. The editors hired for the project included Thomas Bolger, Seth Clark, Jamie Nelsen, and Jamie Conklin.
Mixed-ish cinematography was handled by the duo of Rob Sweeney and Troy Smith. These highly skilled and experienced production crew were largely responsible for the successes recorded by Mixed-ish in its debut year.
5. Broadcasting Network
American Broadcasting Company, popularly known as ABC, is the official broadcast network of Mixed-ish. Ever since the pilot episode premiered on the network, the award-winning entertainment network has aired all of the released episodes. It was also gathered that ABC broadcasts the sitcom using a picture format of 1080p and an audio compression technology known as Dolby Digital 5.1. The audio format makes use of what is known as Descriptive Video Service on SAP channel.
6. Critical Response
Rotten Tomatoes gave the American sitcom a 77% approval rating based on 13 critical reviews and an average rating of 6.5 out of 10. Another film review website, Metacritic gave the television series a weighted average score of 70/100 based on 9 critical reviews.
7. Box Office
Mixed-ish received a warm reception following its debut on September 24, 2019. So far it has achieved both critical and commercial success. The popular sitcom is a top-grossing television series currently as it has reportedly surpassed its budget by grossing millions of dollars.