grown-ish: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

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grown-ish quickly works through its growing pains to establish itself as its own socially aware show with a fresh perspective on the college experience, driven by the charming and capable Yara Shahidi.



Critic Ratings: 38


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User Ratings: 370

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Air date: Jan 3, 2018

Zoey Johnson arrives at Cal U certain she will dominate her time in college, but she quickly learns she may have a little more growing to do.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2018

Zoey starts to experience the "fear of missing out" for the first time when confronted with the sheer volume of classes, organizations and parties presented to her in college.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2018

Zoey is elated when it seems that her crush Aaron is reciprocating her feelings, but starts to worry that he only sees her as a late night hookup.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

Zoey makes a deal with Dean Parker to tutor the star basketball player in order to get a letter of recommendation, but her friends seem to think the relationship is something more.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

Cash is a fast-rising star, and Zoey is happy to be part of his "brand," but once his fan base on social media finds out something private about her, she wonders if it's time to alter her own brand a bit.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

When Zoey is put on the spot on national television, she's faced with a difficult decision that may change her future.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

After her dramatic break up with Cash, Zoey avoids her feelings by partying.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

Zoey lands the fellowship of her dreams, but her reputation and job are on the line when she reveals too much on social media.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

Cal U. goes into lockdown after a drug dealer is shot on campus, causing Vivek to get sucked into the intense underground drug world.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

Jazz and Sky struggle to hit a dating stride in a college landscape. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca attempt to buckle down to complete a project.

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Tv Season Info

Zoey Johnson heads off to university, where she quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest in this spin-off of "Black-ish."

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Critic Reviews for grown-ish Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (10)

It's a diverse group and a talented one. Many series with young casts filled with new faces have at least one weak spot, but like Dear White People before it, this college comedy seems to have put together one helluva squad.

Jan 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's a potent, college-comedy-with-basic-cable-cursing chaser to its still-formidable parent series. It's also a chance for star Yara Shahidi to soak up a spotlight.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…
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Nomi stands out on Grown-ish as one of the most well-rounded bisexual characters on TV to date.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Grown-ish, like its characters, needs to find its footing in the wild world of college - and once it does, it'll soar.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Fresh, relatable, and equally as charming as its parent show, this college-set sitcom gets just about everything right.

Jul 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The fourth wall-shattering Grown-ish is full of Breakfast Club shout-outs and all the cynicism, optimism and insecurities that characterizes the first year of college.

Jan 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Truly, when deciding whether you should watch the show or not, what it all comes down to is if you want to watch as a group of great characters make you laugh, cry and feel like you've found a new crew of friends.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Exactly what a season finale should look like, all the main characters from episode one make an appearance to cap what has been a delightful run.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Part of the fun of this comedy is watching the series evolve along with the main character.

Nov 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.0/4 | Full Review…

While it shows some spark and promise, the show's umbilical cord tying it to the Emmy nominated ABC show is more of a hindrance than a help.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A show that I find to be so much fun, so silly, takes me back to being in college... This show is edgier than Black-ish.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if you're well past your own college years, you won't regret digging into Zoey's.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for grown-ish: Season 1

  • Jun 28, 2019
    excelent!! I love it !!!
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Good show but overly childish
  • Jan 02, 2019
    It seems like a good idea on paper but the whole series was laced with preachy sjw plot lines seemingly thinly veiled as entertainment. it difficult to enjoy a show with writers that are hell bent on oversharing their world view. LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE THOUGH SO THAT'S GREAT I GUESS.
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Edgier than Blackish, but just as funny and with arguably more likeable characters. The show tackles mature themes in a funny way, without actually diminishing the importance of said themes.
  • Dec 05, 2018
    Fresh, funny and so enjoyable ! Love it
  • Aug 24, 2018
    I appreciate that this show touches on social issues. It does not shy away from showing a different angle on common themes. I do get bored with dating drama and some of the more uncommon situations that seem stuffed into the show.
  • May 09, 2018
    Refreshing and entertaining
  • Apr 14, 2018
    Wow PC culture on steroids. as you can see loved by critics not liked by real people. not funny and force feed unrealistic college experience, if the scenes in this show represent college life wow how we have fallen, in the 80's we made jokes of this now this show tries to say that hookup sex and drugs is the norm and should be tried and experienced! just a absolutely terrible moral compass, abc family should be put out to pasture because this is yet another show on this network that has nothing to do with family values! was embarrased to watch it with my teenage daughter.
  • Apr 05, 2018
    It was kind of an okay show the first couple progressively got worse though and the Latest EPISODE was was all melodramatic about what guy shed date next- so far the main character only is with her "boyfriends" for about 1 episode so i dont see why the audience would care enough to have an entire episode about it. The main actor is believable, as are a couple of the others, but mostly the acting is so bad you cant get into the show as you don't believe the actor. The humor is forced, the plot thin, the costumes are trendy and believable if all the characters were supposed to be rich- they aren't can we be expected to believe a character is struggling financially if they never wear the same $100.00 top again? the set is well done, yet it's silly that their bedrooms are always extremely clean+ they all shop at urbanOutfiffers. Basically this show is perfect for product placement and i can tell companies are taking advantage
  • Mar 28, 2018
    I didn't THINK I would've enjoyed this TV show as much as black-ish but I was wrong!

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