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Tika Sumpter Tapped for Potential Spinoff of ABC’s ‘Black-Ish’

ABC’s “Black-ish” may just birthed another spinoff if all goes well in terms of the ratings.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the potential series will star Tika Sumpter of OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” and she would play the mother of a younger version of Tracee Ellis Ross‘ character “Rainbow.”

Tika Sumpter may be starring in a new “Black-ish” spinoff. (Photo: Getty Images, Roy Rochlin)

The young ‘Bow would be depicted as brilliant on an intellectual level but also confused, clueless and awkward.

Rainbow’s dad, meanwhile, is slated to be be played by Anders Holm, who starred in the now-canceled NBC comedy “Champions,” and Sumpter’s sister would be played by Christina Anthony.

Arica Himmel, who appeared in the series “God Friended Me,” would star as a preteen Rainbow, and the new characters will be introduced during a “Black-Ish” throwback episode later this year.

If the episode turns into a full-on series, it’ll be the second spinoff of the Kenya Barris-created-show since it began in 2014, the first being “Grown-ish,” which stars Yara Shahidi as a college student.

On Monday, March 18, Sumpter shared news of the potential spinoff on her Instagram page and cleverly wrote “On that Black…ish. Excited.”

The actress’ fans commented afterward and expressed how eager they are to see her join the “Black-ish” family.

“You go girl I know u going to rock it like u rock everything else chick 💋👍,” someone wrote.

“So excited for this,” wrote another.

“oh I’m DEF here for this!!!!!!🔥” a third person commented

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