If you’re a fan of black-ish and Grown-ish, you’re going to love Mixed-ish. Tracey Ellis Ross narrates her character’s backstory in the mid-80’s and we get to see where Rainbow Johnson came from. There is such heart to show and it looks adorable. It’ll premiere Tuesdays before black-ish. You know the kids from black-ish are amazing (Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin) So you can be pretty sure that Arica Himmel who will play a young Rainbow Johnson and Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress who play her siblings will be on fire!
There was some drama with this show. Last year it was shopped but too close to Manifest, but maybe picked up and then passed by NBC. It’s found a home at ABC this year on Tuesday nights in the 9PM slot. It’s more than a supernatural plane crash thriller because the local police chief played by Allison Tolman takes custody of a young girl found at the sight of the plane crash. The young girl is at the center of everything and now she must be kept safe at all costs.
Wednesdays at 10 you’ll find Cobie Smulders returning to TV as Dex Parios from the graphic novels Stumptown. She’s an army vet, living in Portland and working as private investigator. Mike Ealy stars as a police officer who she seems to have her fair share of run-ins with, some unwanted, and some, well… of the other kind. This looks like the perfect mix of fun and humor and kick-ass for Maria Hill, to be up to. I’m down for this show and I can’t wait to see more. Camryn Manheim, who I also love, also stars.
Look mid-season for shows like United We Fall, For Life, The Baker and the Beauty soon. United We Fall will have screen legend Jane Curtain as grandmother in this fun family. For Life is inspired by the real life of Isaac Wright Jr. who is an a prisoner who is serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. He becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates. The Baker and the Beauty is based in Miami and has a great mix of love and baking. Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish will be around on Sundays this fall, but no trailer.
What’s up with Hulu
ABC/Disney also gained full control of HULU announcing it would be taking over NBC/Comcast’s interests. This is big for taking on Netflix streaming services but I’m not sure what it means for Disney+ and original content like The Handmaids Tale.
This option doesn’t go into effect until 2024 and honestly, Deadline explains it the best if you really want to dive into it here. Hulu was a three-network deal between Fox, ABC and NBC but when Disney bought Fox it was only a matter of time before Disney bought out NBC/Comcast or the deal just offered to Spotify users.