Black-ish Spin-off Adds Veep and SNL Stars

The proposed spin-off of ABC's Black-ish just got a lot closer to being a real contender for next season, thanks to commitments from two funny dudes.

Veep's Matt Walsh and Saturday Night Live vet Chris Parnell have agreed to join the spin-off should it go to series, Deadline says. The spin-off would center on Yara Shahidi's character Zoey Johnson -- the eldest of the Johnson children -- as she goes on to college. Walsh and Parnell, who are already on board the planted spin-off pilot that will air as part of Black-ish's season this year, would play college administrators.

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Also joining the potential series is Trevor Jackson, who audiences might know as Kevin in Season 2 of American Crime. Parnell and Jackson would likely slot in as series regulars if the spin-off goes to series, whereas Walsh, who is a regular on Veep, would be a recurring star.

Black-ish executive producers Kenya Barris and Larry Wilmore are behind the project.

Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Apr 08, 2017
I can't really see Zoe carrying her own show. One of the things that makes Black-ish funny and stand out is Dre's observations about how different life is now than during his childhood. But Zoe doesn't have the life-experience, and really doesn't contribute to the story all that much. I see her as a small part of an ensemble, usually just focused on for occasional plot points.

She could be another Denise Huxtable: just a jumping off point for a new show. She might leave after the first season, but the show continues on without her for years. Lol.
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