Mariah Carey Records Theme Song for New ABC Comedy ‘Mixed-ish’

Mariah Carey performs during the gala of the Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2018 by Alibaba Group in Shanghai, China, 10 November 2018. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Mariah Carey has been tapped to sing a new tune for ABC comedy Mixed-ish.

The Grammy winner wrote, produced and recorded the theme song titled In the Mix for the upcoming Black-ish spinoff.

In a press release Monday, Carey cited her background as a reason for wanting to be involved with the show.

“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,” she said. “I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya [Barris] and the show.”

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Mixed-ish (Credit: ABC)
‘Mixed-ish’ premieres this fall. (Courtesy: ABC)

The new series centers on Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish character, Rainbow Johnson.

According to ABC, the comedy recounts Rainbow’s 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. Her 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 where they’re perceived as neither black nor white.

The show 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.

The show is produced by ABC Studios. Karin Gist, Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers, along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson.

Mixed-ish premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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