Grown-ish has received rave reviews so far, so it's no wonder its ratings have been solid, too. The first episode drew 1.56 million viewers, and apparently, that was more than enough to convince Freeform to renew the college series for a second season. On Thursday, it was announced that the Black-ish spinoff — which explores topics of race, sexuality, and drug abuse as Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) navigates college — would be returning for a sophomore season consisting of 20 episodes, an uptick from its freshman order of just 13 episodes.
Upon learning of the early renewal, 17-year-old Shahidi, who plays the lead character, revealed that she will be headed to the writers' room to make sure the characters' storylines remain authentic to the young adult experience. Here's hoping that all of the cast members, including handsome (and talented) eye candy Aaron (Trevor Jackson) and Luca (Luka Sabbat), return for more juicy drama in season two, which will likely revolve around Zoey's sophomore year at California University.