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‘Grown-ish’ (Freeform, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m.)

The one-sentence pitch: Showrunner Kenya Barris sums up the black-ish spinoff like this: “It’s a show about that time in between being an adult and being a kid, when you’re so close to having it all figured out but you [still] don’t know anything.”

What to expect: Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) is off to Southern California University! A two-episode premiere sets the stage for Zoey’s college life with a cast that includes Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell, and singing duo Chloe x Halle. Shahidi says the show will mostly address “college culture” — with a side of Dre and Bow (Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross). “Not only do we have flashbacks, but we have moments where of course my parents have to check up on me,” Shahidi notes. “But this is really an independent journey.”

Hughes honor: “In that first episode, as you’ll see, we do sort of a wink-wink at The Breakfast Club, which to me is the ultimate angsty relatable teen narrative,” Barris says. “It’s reflecting what it is to be in this place in between, like the mezzanine of life.” — Victoria Leigh Miller

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Winter TV Preview: The scoop on 13 new shows

New year, new shows! The start of 2018 brings a wave of fresh dramas and comedies to keep your television warm through the cold winter nights.

They hail from acclaimed creators, including the ubiquitous Ryan Murphy, Parenthood/Friday Night Lights hero Jason Katims, and Emmy-winning Master of None star-writer Lena Waithe. They feature superheroes, first responders, and suburban moms. There’s a remake of a classic ’80s movie, a spinoff of a popular current comedy, and a limited series about 9/11.

Click through this slideshow to get the scoop on 13 new shows from the cast and creators.