The pop diva has already written and recorded the prequel series' theme song, but now she wants to guest star on the show as well.
Mariah Carey hasn't really dipped her toes into television much throughout her career as a pop diva, but there's something about ABC's upcoming second "black-ish" spinoff that had her excited about getting involved, and even wanting to do more.
Carey already wrote and performed the show's title song "In the Mix," and wasn't ashamed to admit that it was she who reached out to "black-ish" and "Grown-ish" creator Kenya Barris about his upcoming prequel series, "Mixed-ish," on ABC.
"As a fan of Kenya Barris’ megahit shows 'black-ish' and 'Grown-ish,' I was inspired to connect with Kenya to find a way we could work together," Carey explained in a statement. "As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of ‘Mixed-ish,’ especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved."
And apparently, writing and performing the show's theme song is only the first step of Carey's desired involvement. At the 2019 TCA Summer Press Tour, co-executive producer Tracee Ellis Ross revealed that Carey is "wanting to do an episode, so hopefully that can work."
Yeah, we're pretty sure they're going to do everything in their power to make sure that works. Who says no to Mariah Carey wanting to be a part of their show?
And as the series is so much about the unique challenges faced by a young Rainbow Jackson (Ross' character from "black-ish") trying to assimilate into suburban life in the 1980s as part of a mixed-race family, there is a tremendous opportunity for Carey, as a mixed-race woman herself, to play an important role model figure for the teen.
In fact, why not set her up as a recurring character? Shoot for the stars and you just might get them!
Much like Jim Parsons serves as narrator for the adventures of "Young Sheldon" on CBS's "Big Bang Theory" prequel spinoff, Ross has joined the cast of "Mixed-ish" as the narrator for Bow's misadventures trying to find her place after her family moves off of a hippie commune and into a more traditional suburban life.
The series also stars Tika Sumpter and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Bow's parents, as well as Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan William Childress. It is set to premiere September 24 as part of ABC's Tuesday night comedy block at 9 p.m. ET and will serve as a lead-in to its parents series "black-ish."
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