Tonight’s Episode of ‘Black-ish’ Could Be Our First Look at Yara Shahidi’s  Spin-off

As the third season of the show winds down, viewers will head off to college with Zoey. Is this the start of her new show?



We’re two episodes away from the third season finale of ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish and this time we’re going back to college. In the latest installment of the series, Zoey heads off to orientation at a southern California university and runs into a few familiar faces along the way.

The episode is titled, “Liberal Arts,” which also happens to be the current name of Yara Shahidi’s planned spin-off. Many have compared it to A Different World–because it was an offshoot of the classic Cosby sitcom–but Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says it’s so much more.

“It’s an homage to that because that show meant a lot to me,” he said on NPR’s Code Switch.  “Being in college right now, kids have a lot to deal with–so many new things that we never had to. Even just being on the campus of USC where we film it, I was noticing the bathrooms were marked all gender. So I think it’s just a whole different world. I thought there was something interesting in showing that. It’s about issues that millennials, and Gen Z and Gen Alpha kids are going through.”

In tonight’s episode–which is basically a pilot for Shahidi’s show–Zoey arrives on campus and tries to get the lay of the land. As she strolls through campus with a friend, the pair assess all of the available student groups, but Zoey isn’t feeling it…until she meets a cute co-ed, played by Burning Sands star Trevor Jackson.

While the show isn’t set in stone just yet, from the looks of the clip below, we definitely hope it happens.

Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 on ABC.

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