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Here's What's Happening On The Premiere of Yara Shahidi's New Show 'Grown-ish'

Here's What's Happening On The Premiere of Yara Shahidi's New Show 'Grown-ish'

Zoey Johnson looks completely bored out of her mind in a midnight marketing class in this still from the premiere episode of grown-ish.

In the two-episode premiere tonight, Zoey embarks on her first day of college at California University, certain she will be a hot shot on campus. However, she quickly learns she may have a little more growing to do.

In the second episode of the night, Zoey starts to experience “fear of missing out” for the first time in her life when she tries to juggle her schoolwork, extracurricular activities and, of course, partying.

Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa and more star in the series.

grown-ish premieres @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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Yara Shahidi Talks About Tackling Tough Issues on New Show 'Grown-ish'

Yara Shahidi Talks About Tackling Tough Issues on New Show 'Grown-ish'

Yara Shahidi rocks a pair of eye catching blue boots while heading back to her hotel in New York City on Tuesday night (January 2).

The next day, Yara stopped by both Good Morning America and The View to chat about her brand new series, grown-ish, premiering tonight on Freeform.

“We’re trying to talk about, similarly to black-ish, the different views that every character has on drug addiction,” Yara teased about a particularly tough issue that the show will cover.

She adds, “But just talking about how normalized certain drug culture is on campus and what kids are stepping into and inheriting basically from these pre-setup institutions.”

grown-ish will premiere @ 8PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes.

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Yara Shahidi Vacations With Family In Cancun For Christmas

Yara Shahidi Vacations With Family In Cancun For Christmas

Yara Shahidi shows off her bikini body while on vacation this past week in Cancun, Mexico.

The Grown-ish star traveled to the beach-side city for a getaway Christmas vacation with her parents and little brothers.

“Yes, We did indeed do a full photo shoot by this flag,” she wrote with the flag pics. LOL!

She also tried taking a self-timed video, but the water wasn’t very helpful, as it started to roll in towards her phone.

“Content creator trying to capture content / but the sea was content capturing me,” she captioned a video.

Yara Shahidi Has Not Yet Met Future Harvard Classmate Malia Obama!

Yara Shahidi Has Not Yet Met Future Harvard Classmate Malia Obama!

Yara Shahidi is currently in the middle of a gap year after accepting admission to Harvard University and she’s so excited to get to college!

The 17-year-old black-ish actress (and future grown-ish star) is opening up about her college plans and even her future classmate Malia Obama.

Malia is currently a freshman at Harvard after taking a gap year as well. While Yara is close with Michelle Obama, she has yet to meet Malia.

“No, I’ve actually never met her before!” Yara recently told Us Weekly. We bet that will change soon!

Freeform's 'grown-ish' Debuts Opening Credits & New Promo Pics!

Freeform's 'grown-ish' Debuts Opening Credits & New Promo Pics!

Freeform is gearing up for the premiere of its’ brand new show, grown-ish, by releasing not only the opening credits, but a handful of new promo pics!

The new series stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Emily Artook, Luka Sabbat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Francia Raisa, Jordan Buhat, Deon Cole and Chris Parnell — and JJJ has the first promo pics!

The network also revealed the opening credits, with a song performed by Chloe x Halle called “grown” — which totally fits.

grown-ish will premiere on Wednesday, January 3rd with back-to-back episodes starting at 8PM ET/PT.

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Yara Shahidi Can't Wait To Attend Harvard University

Yara Shahidi Can't Wait To Attend Harvard University

Yara Shahidi is very much looking to kicking off her career at Harvard University.

If you remember, the grown-ish actress was accepted to the prestigious university earlier this year, but will be taking a gap year to focus on her new Freeform show.

Speaking with US Weekly, Yara opened up about her eagerness to hit the campus.

“I am so excited for the classes, and I know that sounds like, ‘Oh goodness she’s a nerd.’ I am,” Yara shared.

She adds, “Honestly, I think to be in an environment, which people for the most part actually want to be there to learn, that’s [what] I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to just generally expanding.”

We love that she’s so eager to learn!

Yara Shahidi & Francia Raisa's New Show 'grown-ish' Was Based Off A Twitter Meme

Yara Shahidi & Francia Raisa's New Show 'grown-ish' Was Based Off A Twitter Meme

The cast of grown-ish gather up for a group shot at a screening event for the show in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 13).

Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Halle Bailey, Chloe Bailey, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat and Chris Parnell gathered with creator Kenya Barris to chat about the show — which was actually inspired by a meme!

“I saw a meme one day and it said, ‘Where would Zoey go to college?’ I was like, ‘This is a f—ing show.’ That was my lightbulb moment,” Kenya told Variety.

He adds that the show will be tackling all issues that college students face during their tenure: “We wanted to make sure we gave as honest an experience of what this walk is as possible. This is a generation with a lot to say.”

“The one thing my generation is good at is finding a model for success,” Yara says.

grown-ish will debut on Wednesday, January 3rd on Freeform.

FYI: Yara is wearing a Claudia Li outfit.

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Yara Shahidi Surprises Kids at Holiday In The Hangar

Yara Shahidi Surprises Kids at Holiday In The Hangar

Yara Shahidi snaps a photo with Santa and Mrs Claus while attending Delta Airline’s Holiday in the Hangar on Wednesday (December 6) in Los Angeles.

The grown-ish actress surprised over 150 kids from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and P.S. Arts to give them a North Pole experience and spread Christmas Cheer.

Yara was joined by LA Lakers Alumni A.C. Green and The Lakers Girls, LA Kings Ice Crew, team members of the Los Angeles Football Club, Poppy and Branch from Trolls and more. At the event, kids enjoyed holiday activities, crafts from Yoobi, activations from GRAMMYs® and the GRAMMY Museum®, sweets from Sprinkles Cupcakes and lunch from Westfield.

That same day, Yara hit up the THR Women In Entertainment breakfast at Milk Studios.

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