Not only has Mariah Carey written and recorded the new theme song for ABC’s black-ish spinoff mixed-ish, but according to its producer, she might be “In the Mix” to guest star on the show as well.
Mixed-ish, premiering September 24 on ABC, focuses on the childhood of black-ish character Rainbow Johnson and her mixed-race family. Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays the adult Rainbow on black-ish and is a producer on mixed-ish, dishes on Mariah’s involvement.
“She’s, like me, a mixed girl,” Ross tells ABC Radio. “And so it was perfect. She had, like, a real personal connection…She wrote this fantastic song and we’re hoping she’ll also be on the show.”
Ross adds that she hasn’t had a one-on-one conversation with Mariah yet, but they’ve DM’ed with each other. Since mixed-ish takes place in the ’80s, Mariah wouldn’t exactly be able to play herself, so Ross hints they’re dreaming up a role for her.
“She will probably be a character, which I love and I’m really excited about,” she says. “I think we’re working on that now, but I’m not gonna say anything else!”
Of course, Ross already knows a thing or two about working with superstar pop divas: Her mom is Diana Ross.
Mixed-ish, featuring Mariah’s theme song “In the Mix,” debuts Tuesday, September 24, at 9 p.m. ET. It stars Arica Himmel as a young Bow and Tika Sumpter and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Bow’s parents.
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