Andre 'Dre' Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, five kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family?
Andre and Rainbow want to give their kids the best—but they're realizing that childhood is much different these days. With the help of his father, Dre begins to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future.
Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s, and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves.
The Johnson family's eldest daughter is taking her first steps into the real world as she heads off to college. grown-ish explores the first trappings of adulthood, and Zoey must navigate through the trials and tribulations of these momentous steps. Zoey discovers that once she leaves the nest, things do not always go her way.
Ruby and Earl are giving love a second chance. When they move to a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of L.A., they'll meet characters who represent the old and new faces of the community as they try to make it work as a married couple. Again.
The Johnsons and black-ish return to ABC with a special one-hour television special on Sunday, October 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The two back-to-back episodes will follow the Johnsons as they navigate the upcoming election, with Junior embarking on his journey as a first-time voter and Dre launching an exploration into local politics. The special will be presented in part as an animated episode.