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Freeform Picks Up black-ish Spin-Off!

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Freeform has order a thirteen episode first season college-ish – the spin-off from ABC’s hit comedy series black-ish.

Yara Shaidi stars as Zoey Johnson – off to attend college and amazed to find that things no longer revolve around her.

college-ish is set for an early 2018 premiere.

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Kenya Barris To Receive Rod Serling Award!

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Kenya Barris, creator of black-ish, will receive the Rod Serling Award for his work on the series, which tackles themes like prejudice, greed, cowardice, abuse of power and narrow-mindedness – and specific subjects like police brutality and voter suppression.

Established by Ithaca College, the award honors Rod Serling and his pioneering efforts in the television industry. Serling taught at the college from 1967 to 1975.

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ABC Kicks Off Fourth Annual Digital Talent Competition!

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ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Search is a nationwide talent hunt that provides comedy and drama scenes for would be actors to perform on video and submit to the network.

To get a handle on what’s wanted, competitors can stream two videos: on actors (featuring The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, Fresh of the boats’ Randall Park and Dr. Ken’s Ken Jeong), and the process of working with them (featuring black-ish’s executive producer Kenya Barris, Fresh of the Boat’s Nahnatchka Khan, and Secrets and Lies’ Barbie Kligman).

The winning entry will receive a $25,000 talent deal with ABC. Follow the jump for details.

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