Freeform's 'grown-ish' Debuts New Season on Jan. 16

Freeform debuted the latest video trailer previewing the third season of its comedy series


which returns


on Jan. 16.

The series, a spinoff of ABC's black-ish, stars Yara Shahidi as a young college student finding her way while balancing school and personal relationships, according to the network.


R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.