Mixed-ish

Mixed-ish

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In this spinoff of the hit series black-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s, and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white.
In this spinoff of the hit series black-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s, and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white.

Season 1 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Becoming Bow

    Original air date: 09/24/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/24/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min. A young Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s, and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves.

  • 2. The Warrior

    Original air date: 10/01/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/01/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min. Rainbow and Alicia struggle to fit in at school and stand out at work.

  • 3. Let Your Hair Down

    Original air date: 10/08/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/08/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min. After a teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is "neat" for picture day, she becomes self-conscious and begins a complicated relationship with her hair; Johan and Santamonica struggle with their own hair identity.

  • 4. Love is a Battlefield

    Original air date: 10/15/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/15/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min. When Rainbow is tasked with a school assignment that requires her to trace her roots, she learns that history is more complicated for her mom's side of the family than it is for her dad's.

  • 5. All She Wants to Do is Dance

    Original air date: 10/22/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 10/22/2019 Runtime: 21:32 min. Bow has to consider the social impact of her date choice for her first school dance; Johan discovers his love of fashion; Santamonica spends some time with Harrison.

  • 6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    Original air date: 10/29/2019 Runtime: 21:09 min.

    Original air date: 10/29/2019 Runtime: 21:09 min. The popular girls at school ask Rainbow to join their group Halloween costume as Tootie from "The Facts of Life"; Rainbow thinks she has an opportunity to fit in, but Denise thinks differently; Alicia doesn't want the kids to go trick-or-treating.

  • 7. Puttin' On the Ritz

    Original air date: 11/12/2019 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 11/12/2019 Runtime: 21:30 min. The kids are excited to learn more about their granddad after Harrison invites the crew to family day at his country club; Alicia attempts to fit in at the country club, but ends up fighting with Denise.

  • 8. Weird Science

    Original air date: 11/19/2019 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 11/19/2019 Runtime: 21:29 min. Rainbow's passion for science deflates when her peers convince her that science isn't cool; Harrison works to mold a testimony from Denise; Santamonica tries to steal the spotlight back after Johan suffers an injury.

  • 9. Papa Don't Preach

    Original air date: 11/26/2019 Runtime: 20:57 min.

    Original air date: 11/26/2019 Runtime: 20:57 min. Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant; Johan gets teased for crying after a martial arts tournament; Alicia and Harrison struggle with the best way for Johan to fight back.

  • 10. Do They Know It's Christmas?

    Original air date: 12/10/2019 Runtime: 21:03 min.

    Original air date: 12/10/2019 Runtime: 21:03 min. Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids; Alicia's dad competes with Harrison to be the kids' favorite grandad.

  • 11. When Doves Cry

    Original air date: 01/07/2020 Runtime: 21:02 min.

    Original air date: 01/07/2020 Runtime: 21:02 min. In the wake of the Challenger tragedy, Rainbow and her family handle their grief in different ways; Denise realizes that life is too short, so she vows to right all the wrongs she's done in her life.

  • 12. It's Tricky

    Original air date: 01/14/2020 Runtime: 21:20 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/2020 Runtime: 21:20 min. Rainbow wants to battle stereotypes at school after she joins the track team and feels like her friends only see her skin color; Santamonica tries to be cool enough to hang out with Rainbow's friends.

  • 13. Pride (In the Name of Love)

    Original air date: 01/21/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min. Paul speaks at the school assembly on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; the kids think Paul is going to embarrass them, so they decide not to attend.

  • 14. True Colors

    Original air date: 01/28/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/28/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min. Paul is shocked to hear from his estranged mother who wants to visit for Rainbow's 13th birthday; Rainbow sees turning 13 as a huge turning point in her life and wants a big birthday party.

  • 15. This Charming Man

    Original air date: 02/11/2020 Runtime: 20:30 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/2020 Runtime: 20:30 min. Rainbow is excited to go on her first real date with Bryce for Valentine's Day; Alicia is wary to let Rainbow start dating and invites Bryce's parents over for dinner to cross-examine them; Paul gets into a fight with Bryce's dad over politics.

  • 16. She Works Hard for the Money

    Original air date: 02/18/2020 Runtime: 21:24 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2020 Runtime: 21:24 min. Alicia gets a bonus after winning a big case and wants to buy a nice car, but Denise wants her to buy two cars so she can have one; Paul tries to teach Rainbow, Johan and Santamonica about the value of money.

  • 17. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

    Original air date: 02/25/2020 Runtime: 21:16 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2020 Runtime: 21:16 min. The Johnsons welcome an African American family that has just moved into their mostly white neighborhood; Santamonica doesn't get along with the new neighbor's daughter, until she gives Santamonica attitude.

  • 18. Parents Just Don't Understand

    Original air date: 03/17/2020 Runtime: 21:06 min.

    Original air date: 03/17/2020 Runtime: 21:06 min. Rainbow clashes with her parents over her love for rap music; Harrison steps in to take Denise to a charity benefit and helps her realize she deserves better men in her love life.

  • 19. Doctor! Doctor!

    Original air date: 03/24/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min. After helping a friend with mono, Rainbow becomes interested in the medical field; Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot; Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison.

  • 20. Bad Boys

    Original air date: 04/07/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/2020 Runtime: 21:32 min. Alicia and Paul try to deflect Johan's interest in going to cop camp and one day becoming a police officer; Rainbow gets her first role as a school safety patrol and quickly realizes that with great power comes great responsibility.

  • 21. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    Original air date: 04/14/2020 Runtime: 19:58 min.

    Original air date: 04/14/2020 Runtime: 19:58 min. After learning that scientists predict the ozone layer will be depleted in 20 years, Rainbow panics and tries to implement Earth Day at school; Rainbow is forced to takes matters into her own hands to fight for the cause.

  • 22. Every Little Step

    Original air date: 04/28/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min. The kids meet a homeless man in their neighborhood; Paul and Rainbow try to help their local homeless community by starting a soup kitchen at Rainbow's school; Denise has a new boyfriend, and Alicia doesn't think they're a match.

  • 23. You Got It All

    Original air date: 05/05/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 05/05/2020 Runtime: 21:31 min. Alicia and Paul are both offered jobs to work on Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign, but Alicia's law firm makes her an enticing offer to stay; Rainbow struggles to define her racial identity on a form.

  • 101. mixed-ish: Behind the Scenes

    Runtime: 3:02 min.

    Runtime: 3:02 min. In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong.