TCA 2019: Freeform Greenlights Third Season of ‘grown-ish’

Freeform will continue its black-ish spinoff series grown-ish for a third season, the network said during its Television Critics Association presentation Tuesday.

The series, which stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson and Francia Raisa, currently ranks as the number one comedy among women 18-49 and 13-34 in its second season, according to the network.

grown-ish is produced by ABC Signature Studios and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins.

The network also announced the renewal of freshman drama series Good Trouble, which stars Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez. Last week’s episode of Good Trouble marked Freeform’s top drama telecast since June 2018 among Women 18-34 and Females 12-34 and ranked as cable’s No. 1 scripted series among Females 12-34, said the network.

Freeform also set an April 9 date for the season three return of The Bold Type, which stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward, Stephen Conrad Moore, Nikohl Boosheri and Melora Hardin. In addition, the network announced the casting of Jordin Sparks (Sparkle), Matt Shively (The Real O’Neals) and Brooks Brantly for its upcoming comedy series Besties.

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