Jenifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne in the spotlight with ‘Black-ish’ spinoff, ‘Old-ish’

Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis, Black-ish
Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis as Pops and Ruby in a scene from Black-ish.
Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis, Black-ish
Pops (Laurence Fishburne) blows out birthday candles as ex-wife, Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) looks on in an episode of Black-ish. The two characters will take center stage in the Black-ish spinoff, Old-ish.
The Black-ish universe is expanding yet again. The Kenya Barris sitcom is getting another spinoff.

Titled Old-ish, the show will center around Dre Johnson’s (Anthony Anderson) parents Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) and Pops (Laurence Fishburne) as they give love a second chance when they move in together in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Los Angeles. 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.

This will be the third spinoff of the franchise. The first, Grown-ish, followed the Johnson’s oldest child Zoey (Yara Shahidi) off to college. The second, Mixed-ish, is a prequel about Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience growing up as a mixed child in the 1980’s. The show stars starring Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Arica Himmel as a young Rainbow.

Both Grown-ish and Mixed-ish have been hits with fans and critics. Black-ish is entering it’s seventh season. New episodes may be delayed until later this year or the beginning of 2021 because of COVID-19.

No word yet as to when Old-ish will premiere.

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