The Johnson family's eldest daughter is taking her first steps into the real world as she heads off to college. "Grown-ish" explores the first trappings of adulthood, and Zoey must navigate through the trials and tribulations of these momentous steps. Zoey discovers that once she leaves the nest, things do not always go her way. The series features "that in between place where you're not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time," Kenya Barris, the show's creator and executive producer, said.
Zoey lands the fellowship of her dreams at Teen Vogue, but her reputation and job get put on the line when she reveals too much information on social media.
After going through a traumatic breakup, Zoey begins partying as a means of escape; a power outage on campus forces Zoey to stay in for the night and confront her true feelings to begin the healing process.
Zoey faces a difficult decision that may change her future after she gets put on the spot on national television.
Zoey wonders if she should change her brand after her Instagram becomes flooded with haters.
Zoey makes a deal with Dean Parker to tutor a star basketball player, hoping to get a letter of recommendation, but her friends believe the relationship is something more.
Zoey is elated when it seems her crush has feelings for her, but begins to worry he may see things differently when she receives a late-night "U up?" text.
Zoey starts to experience "fear of missing out" for the first time in her life when she tries to juggle schoolwork, extracurricular activities and partying.
Zoey Johnson arrives at California University certain she will be a hotshot on campus, but quickly learns she may have a little more growing up to do.