The new series would be led by Zara Shahidi, who plays the eldest, college-bound Johnson daughter, Zoey. Black-ish creator and executive producer Kenya Barris is working with the network on the proposed sitcom.
In a statement to ET, ABC confirmed that the college-set show is "in very early stages." In fact, the series idea is so new that there are no deals in place, nor is there a script, as Deadline, the first to report the news, noted.
If the spin-off gets greenlit, it will be the second pilot Barris has in the works with ABC. He's also working on a new comedy, Libby & Malcolm, starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance. It will also be the second spin-off that the network is working on, as they're also looking to introduce a '90s-set version of The Goldbergs, starring Bryan Callen.
This season of Black-ish has featured big coming-of-age stories for 17-year-old Zoey, including visiting her mom's alma mater, Brown University, while looking at potential colleges, as well as an internship at Teen Vogue that was set up by her dad, Dre (Anthony Anderson).
The show has also received a number of Emmy nominations, and star Tracee Ellis Ross recently won her first Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her role as the Johnson family matriarch, Rainbow. Anderson and the show were also nominated for Globes.