The Black-ish spinoff creators Kenya Barris, Peter Saji and Tracee Ellis Ross are being sued, along with ABC, over Mixed-ish. Actress Hayley Marie Norman alleges that she signed a deal with production company Big Breakfast to write, executive produce and star in a show called Mixed after pitching around Hollywood in late 2018 "a 30-minute sitcom, employing flashbacks, that follows the journey of a mixed-race female protagonist as she grapples with her biracial identity while living in the suburbs surrounded by both sides of her African American and Caucasian families." Months later, Mixed-ish was announced. Norman's lawsuit notes that Big Breakfast shares a parent with Artists First, a production and management company that counts Ross and Barris among its clients. Norman insists that Mixed-ish was her concept, and that she registered it as Mixed with WGA in 2016.