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Yara Shahidi's New Series 'College-ish' Will Be Crossing Over with 'Black-ish'

Yara Shahidi's New Series 'College-ish' Will Be Crossing Over with 'Black-ish'

Yara Shahidi will be hopping back and forth between two networks this fall for black-ish and college-ish.

Showrunner Kenya Barris dished in a new interview that both Zoe and her parents — Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) — will appear on both shows throughout the season.

“[Zoey]’s gonna start off on Black-ish, and then she will go to her show, and then she will be back and forth, and there will be some back-and-forth on [Bow and Dre's] part, too,” he shared. “It’s just like any kid where they’re going to school in town.”

The series is described as a contemporary take on the current issues facing students and administrators in the world of higher education.

Deon Cole, who plays Charlie, will also float between the two shows.

Shooting on the series is expected to kick off in just a few weeks.

“I’m super excited about it,” Kenya added. “I think Yara on her own is a dynamo.”

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Yara Shahidi Wrote the Most Inspiring Post-Graduation Thank You on Instagram

Yara Shahidi Wrote the Most Inspiring Post-Graduation Thank You on Instagram

Yara Shahidi is headed off to Harvard University — but before she could do that, she had to attend her high school graduation.

The black-ish actress and activist shared an inspiring thank you on her Instagram, giving a shout out to pretty much everyone who’s helped her in her high school career.

“One large supportive family, like minded peers, three seasons of a comedy, 1 1/2 years of no heat on my hair, many life changing books, quite a few lessons learned from @afshineee and @chocolatemommyluv,” Yara starts out.

She continues, “Many great adventures, a handful of all-nighters finishing essays, getting frustrated while doing derivatives, falling in love with James Baldwin, (more breakdowns than I’d like to admit), followed by even more growth, a daunting college process, a few panic attacks, with even more blissful moments, a spin off, and a final APUSH project later….”

“I’m here. Thank you to everyone who’s created the beautiful memories/opportunities/and adventures that’ve gotten me to this moment.”

?Time well spent?

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Yara Shahidi Makes Her College Pick Instagram Official & It's SO Impressive!

Yara Shahidi Makes Her College Pick Instagram Official & It's SO Impressive!

Yesterday, we noticed that College-ish star Yara Shahidi commented on Harvard University’s Instagram — and it turns out we were totally right to be suspicious!

The 17-year-old actress took to Instagram last night to confirm that she is going Ivy League after all, just like her character Zoey in Black-ish.

Yara posted an adorable picture of herself smiling in a Harvard University sweatshirt, shedding all doubts that she might be attending another school.

“‘The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.’~ James Baldwin,” she captioned the photo, adding: “#CrimsonPride.”

She earlier said that she will be studying sociology and African American studies, Teen Vogue reports, but we noticed that on Harvard’s Instagram post she wrote she was excited to “be a social studies major.”

If there’s anything we know about Yara, it’s whatever she does, she will do it well.

Congrats!!!

Yara Shahidi Teases on Twitter That She is Going to Harvard!

Yara Shahidi Teases on Twitter That She is Going to Harvard!

Yara Shahidi has been beyond busy lately! The 17-year-old Black-ish actress is going to college on-screen and off-screen as well, at least if Twitter and Instagram are to be believed.

Not only has the Black-ish spin-off, College-ish, been green-lit by Freeform, but Yara herself commented on Harvard’s Instagram account today with some very telling information.

Damon Clark ’17 is a Native American and concentrated in social studies at Harvard,” the university explained on Instagram in a profile of a recent Harvard graduate.

“Love this! Can’t wait to be a social studies major,” Yara commented beneath it.

Um… WHAT?!

We weren’t the only ones who noticed! A Twitter user (and presumed Yara fan) saw the comment as well.

“Is @YaraShahidi going to Harvard??” she tweeted, “Saw her commenting on the school’s insta page and now I need answers.”

Then Yara responded to the tweet with the eyes emoji — which we all know means yes!!

We knew she got into every college she applied to, so we have to say, we’re not TOO surprised.

Congratulations, Yara! It looks like both you and Zoey have bright futures ahead of you.

Yara Shahidi's Style is Tied To Her Mood

Yara Shahidi's Style is Tied To Her Mood

Yara Shahidi has amazing style, that’s no question.

The 17-year-old Black-ish star recently opened up about her fashion sense while talking about Gap‘s new “Bridging the Gap” initiative.

“What I wear is tied to my mood and what I’m doing,” Yara told TeenVogue.com. “It’s tied to comfort levels too, and I think that’s what made this project so fun! They really did take into mind comfort because they wanted to get to know us. They didn’t hire us to be actors or hire us to be singers — they hired us to be ourselves, and they wanted us to be able to find these outfits that we can stretch in and skip in. And they were just so incredibly representative of who we are.”

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Peyton List, Aidan Alexander & Yara Shahidi Get Their Summer Camp Fix at Brooks Brothers' Party

Peyton List, Aidan Alexander & Yara Shahidi Get Their Summer Camp Fix at Brooks Brothers' Party

Peyton List and Yara Shahidi gather up for a group pic with Aidan Alexander and Sayeed Shahidi at Brooks Brothers’ Summer Camp Party this weekend.

The two BFF actresses were also joined by Trinitee Stokes, Jade Pettyjohn, Sydney Park, Jake Paul, and Brielle Barbusca for the event, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Peyton List

Lifestyle influencer Lauren Elizabeth and boyfriend Cameron Fuller were also at the party with Ehsan Shahidi (Yara‘s youngest bro), This is Us‘s Lonnie Chavis, and singers Savannah Outen, and Spencer Sutherland.

Check out all the pics below!

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Emeraude Toubia & Yara Shahidi Step Out & Stun at Inspiration Awards 2017

Emeraude Toubia & Yara Shahidi Step Out & Stun at Inspiration Awards 2017

Emeraude Toubia wore the loveliest powder blue dress of everyone’s dreams.

The Shadowhunters star donned a Muehleder dress for the 2017 Inspiration Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, attending the event alongside Yara Shahidi and singer Symon.

The Inspiration Awards welcome over 900 influencers from the LA area for the luncheon and reception which benefit the Step Up Network’s charitable programs.

The luncheon raise around 55% of the funds Step Up needs to serve its Los Angeles community for one year.

Yara‘s show, black-ish, was one of the honorees at this year’s event.

FYI: Yara wore an Adeam dress with Tamara Mellon heels.

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Olivia Holt & Yara Shahidi Promote Their New Shows at ABC Disney Upfront

Olivia Holt & Yara Shahidi Promote Their New Shows at ABC Disney Upfront

The big stars of ABC have arrived!

Black-ish star Yara Shahidi, Cloak & Dagger‘s Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, and Marvel’s Runaways star Gregg Sulkin all stepped out at the 2017 ABC/Disney Upfront Presentation on Sunday (May 21) in Burbank, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Olivia Holt

In case you missed the exciting news, Yara‘s new spinoff series College-ish has been green-lit by Freeform.

The series is described as a contemporary take on the current issues facing students and administrators in the world of higher education.

15+ pics inside… More Here! »

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