Mariah Carey Will Write & Perform The Theme Song For New ABC Show ‘Mixed-ish’
Written by Smooth FM on August 6, 2019
According to reports, Mariah Carey will be penning and performing the theme song for ABC’s upcoming black-ish spinoff, mixed-ish.
Following in the footsteps of grown-ish, the latest spinoff will center on Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross), growing up as a biracial child — the young Bow is played by Arica Himmel — in a family of hippies in the 1980s. The show’s depiction of a mixed-race family was especially touching to Carey, who herself is biracial, and she revealed that she wanted to take part in the project as a way to honor her background.
“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,” Carey said, according to Vulture.
“I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for [creator Kenya Barris] and the show.”
The show will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. Black-ish has already spawned one spinoff show, grown-ish, which follows Zoe Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she navigates life as a new college student.
“The series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Gary Cole as Harrison,