Freeform Introduces Eclectic Cast of Icons on the Rise





Freeform Introduces Eclectic Cast of Icons on the Rise for New Unscripted Series ‘The Come Up’ (FKA ‘Day to Night’)
Cast Includes Taofeek Abijako, Fernando Casablancas, Ben Hard, Claude Shwartz, Ebon Trower and Sophia Wilson

‘The Come Up’ Set To Premiere on Freeform on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Next Day on Hulu

Freeform announced the new unscripted series “The Come Up” (fka “Day to Night”) as one of three original nonfiction series the brand is releasing this year, all targeted at the network’s young adult audience.

“The Come Up” is a glimpse into the wildest feelings and vibrant moments that define coming-of-age in a post-pandemic New York. The series follows six young disruptors as they emerge from downtown New York to follow their dreams and pursue love and art on their own terms. The show follows the creative NYC underground, giving viewers an exclusive look into how the next generation of icons define themselves and how culture is created.

The cast comprises a group of ambitious, action-oriented and diverse Gen Z New Yorkers whose careers are on the rise, including Taofeek Abijako, Fernando Casablancas, Ben Hard, Claude Shwartz, Ebon Trower and Sophia Wilson. Each person is thriving in their respective fields: modeling, fashion design, photography, acting and nightlife organizing. Their bios are below:

Taofeek (He/Him) – At 24, he is the youngest designer to have ever shown at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with his fashion line, Head of State. Earlier this year, he was invited to dress two celebrities, Danai Gurira and Evan Mock, at the renowned Met Gala, and his career is taking exciting turns as he is now branching out into costume design for feature films. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Taofeek immigrated to Albany, New York, at age 11 after his father, also a fashion designer, won the American visa lottery. Taking nothing for granted, Taofeek launched his first pieces out of his bedroom as a high schooler, deferred all acceptances to fashion schools, and earned a spot on the stage of NYFW and into the pages of Vogue. For Taofeek, fashion is a vehicle for supporting his community. In addition to his fashion collections, he has spearheaded several initiatives to build schools in Nigeria or support local vendors in Albany. Taofeek is on the precipice of becoming the next household name in fashion and beyond.

Fernando (He/They) – Brazilian-born Fernando Casablancas is on the cusp of becoming the modeling world’s next international star. In less than one year of his emergence on the modeling scene, he appeared in campaigns for top brands Balmain, Charlotte Tilbury, Wales Bonner and Chrome Hearts. During the fashion week season of fall 2021, Fernando took to the catwalk for Balmain and Bottega Veneta, and most recently, he walked for cutting-edge designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Fernando is breaking the mold as a non-binary talent by modeling both menswear and womenswear. The world quickly took notice, and he was invited to attend the 2022 amFAR Gala in Cannes, an internationally acclaimed event to raise money for AIDS awareness and research. Beyond modeling, Fernando recently wrapped production on his first feature-length film and has been working on DJing and multimedia art projects.

Ben (He/Him) – Coming from San Antonio, Texas, Ben is quickly making New York his home. A rising performer, he is honing his skills as an actor, comedian and dancer. The stage is where he wants to be, and New York is the place to take chances. In spring 2022, he starred in Eastine Theater’s adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” did his first stand-up comedy performance at The Broadway Comedy Club, and has acted in short films by friends. Ben can also be found behind the camera, taking street photography in New York and doing live videography and music videos for local musical artists.

Claude (She/Her) – A Tribeca native, Claude is a true New Yorker. She is a rising actress who studied the practical aesthetics technique at David Mamet’s Atlantic Theater Company, the Meisner technique, and graduated from Tufts in 2020. Recently, Claude appeared in an off-broadway production at the Tank in February 2022, directed by Alton Alburo. A lover of fashion and a downtown fixture, Claude walked for Batsheva in NYFW Spring/Summer 2022.

Ebon (She/Her) – A budding entertainer on her way to becoming a multihyphenate in the public eye, she is a staple in Brooklyn nightlife as a sought-after party host and fixture of the rave circuit. She most recently threw a party for Pride 2022 and is a member of Nosferatu collective, known for their show-stopping Baroque Ball in Summer 2021. For Ebon, the well-being of the Trans community is paramount. As an active and crucial organizer of queer nightlife, she has recently participated in town hall panels to discuss club safety and accountability. Beyond nightlife, Ebon’s modeling career is quickly gaining momentum as she models for the likes of Milk Makeup, Parade and Ganni.

Sophia (She/Her) – A photography prodigy who has been behind the camera since age 13. She’s shot campaigns for major brands like Google, Nike, Peloton, Converse, Fenty, Instagram and Pepsi and established publications like Vogue, Elle, New York Magazine, i-D, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Nylon and more. Sophia shoots analog only and develops and prints all photos by hand in the color darkroom, a highly technical process that imbues her images with a signature look. Continuing to chart her own path, Sophia deferred her senior year at NYU to focus full time on her artistic pursuits and career in true trailblazing Gen Z fashion. Sophia is committed to changing the face of working photographers by being front and center in rooms that young Black women traditionally have been kept from. She is also pioneering work in the NFT space, including creating the first NFT for Instagram.

“These six creatives emerge from downtown with a vitality and magnetism that’s infectious,” said Tara Duncan, president of Freeform and Onyx Collective. “They are pursuing love and art on their own terms, redefining what success means, and I am so excited for our audience to have a front row seat to it all.”

“The Come Up” is produced by Cousins. Megan Sanchez-Warner (“The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood”) serves as the showrunner, and Jessica Chermayeff, Ana Veselic and Anne Alexander executive produce. Chermayeff and Veselic also serve as series directors.

“The Come Up” premieres on Freeform on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with the first four episodes airing back to back. From there, two episodes will air each week. All episodes will be available to stream on Hulu the day after they air.

About Freeform
Freeform’s distinct brand of coming-of-age programming helps to position it as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among Adults, Women and Men 18-34 in the 2021/2022 TV season to date. Connecting to audiences with its bold original programming and immersive social engagement, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its young adult audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as Emmy®-nominated “grown-ish,” “Good Trouble,” “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “Single Drunk Female,” “Everything’s Trash” and “Cruel Summer,” which was the No. 1 new cable drama of 2021 among Women 18-34. Last year, Freeform aired four of the Top 15 scripted cable original series among Women 18-34 — more than any other network, with “grown-ish” ranking as cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series of the year in the demo.

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Everything’s Trash 7/27 on Freeform





ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ‘EVERYTHING’S TRASH’ FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND STAR PHOEBE ROBINSON DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 AT 10:30 PM ON FREEFORM

“It’s about time that someone gave Phoebe Robinson a star-vehicle sitcom”

– Entertainment Weekly

“Everything’s Trash,” the all-new comedy series from Freeform, will debut its fourth episode on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30pm EDT (available the next day on Hulu). Watch a sneak peek clip from next week’s episode:

Executive produced by Phoebe Robinson, who serves as the series star, and Jonathan Groff (Black-ish), who also serves as showrunner, “Everything’s Trash” follows Phoebe, a 30-something outspoken podcast star making her professional mark while living a broke and delightfully messy life in Brooklyn. When her “perfect” older brother launches a political campaign, she’s forced to start her adulting journ-journ. Ugh. Life may be a little boo-boo, but Phoebe, ever the cocoa queen, is still thriving.

The series also stars Jordan Carlos, Toccarra Cash, Nneka Okafor and Moses Storm. Tiny Reparations, led by Jose Acevedo, serves as non writing co-executive producer along with co-executive producer Chioke Nassor who directs the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

July 27 – #1004 – “Public Image is Trash”

Jessie’s mentor asks Phoebe to be a guest speaker at his university, but Phoebe sees an unusual side to the mentor that makes her second-guess the entire speaking engagement.



Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for August 2022





Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for August 2022 With a Supernatural Farewell to the Witches of ‘Motherland: Fort Salem,’ New Episodes of ‘Grown-ish,’ ‘Everything’s Trash,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ And The Two-Night Premiere Event of ‘Keep This Between Us’
“Motherland: Fort Salem” Season 3 – SERIES FINALE

Aug. 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3007 – “She Returns”

Allies converge to protect the Cession from occupation. The Camarilla march on the Cession, ready to invade under the guise of smoking out our fugitives. Tally and Scylla team up while Abigail, Adil and Anacostia seek out President Wade.

Aug. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3008 – “Petra’s Favorite Pen”

The Unit races to rescue a captured ally. Alder and Tally journey to retrieve the penultimate piece of the First Song. Fort Salem finds itself under Camarilla’s control.

Aug. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3009 – “But I Don’t Even Have A Dress…”

Abigail, Raelle, Tally, and Scylla speak out against the Camarilla during a trial leveled against all witches – will it be enough to turn the tide? Even in the darkest moments, joy is found.

Aug. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3010 – “Revolution Part 2” – SERIES FINALE

In a climactic battle, the Unit and its allies team up to fight the Camarilla. Alder races across the world to find the final piece of the First Song.

“grown-ish” Season 5

Aug. 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5003 – “No New Friends”

Junior and his roommate, Zaara, butt heads, causing them to one-up each other in an attempt to prove who is the most chill. Meanwhile, Annika surprises Aaron by turning in a TikTok instead of a paper.

Aug. 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5004 – “Look What U Started”

Eager to impress Gamma Psi Delta while pledging, Junior faces a moral dilemma when he books a controversial comedian to perform at a fundraiser. Aaron struggles to fit in with his colleagues and receives advice from Zoey about how to cope.

Aug. 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5005 – “You Don’t Know Me”

The girls enlist Junior’s help to find their shady roommate, Lauryn, who has a habit of mysteriously disappearing. Junior wonders if Annika is starting to catch feelings for him, while Aaron suspects that Doug isn’t being honest with him.

Aug. 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5006 – “Frat Rules”

While pledging for Gamma Psi Delta, Junior and Zeke find their brotherhood put to the test when a night of challenges and a quest to prove their loyalty goes awry.

Aug. 31 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5007 – “Love on the Brain”

Doug throws a party at Bar None and invites the crew. Junior considers opening up to Annika. Kiela finds herself on RA duty while Zaara plays the field. Aaron tries to be a good wingman, putting his long-distance relationship to the test.

“Everything’s Trash” Season 1

Aug. 3 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1005 – “Catching Feelings Is Trash”

Phoebe decides it’s “heaux-o’clock” after a date tells her he wants to explore a deeper connection. However, as much as she tries not to catch feelings, she may have already fallen for him.

Aug. 10 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1006 – “Family is Trash”

Phoebe goes to Jayden for help, but he’s tired of cleaning up her messes and wants no part of it. Now it’s up to Malika and Jessie to help them mend their relationship.

Aug. 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT)) – Episode #1007 – “Rom-Coms Are Mostly Trash”

Phoebe tries to play matchmaker with Malika and Michael, but Malika sees this as an opportunity to fan old flames with her ex. Meanwhile, Jayden worries that he and Jessie have lost their spark, so they decide to spice things up.

Aug. 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1008 – “Being an Auntie is Trash”

After she gets some new interns, Phoebe’s desire to be cool “Auntie Fee Fee” causes problems. Meanwhile, Jayden prepares for his town hall, and Jessie teaches him how to own the space.

Aug. 31 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1009 – “United Fronts Are Trash”

Phoebe hosts a dinner party with the best intentions, but not all of her guests see eye to eye. It’s going to be funnn!

“Good Trouble” Season 4B

Aug. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4014 – “Life is What Happens” –

Jazmin’s wedding has the Coterie crew all in their feelings. Luca is inspired to create change for the unhoused. We see one relationship end while another rekindles. Isabella faces new issues with her parents.

Aug. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4015 – “You Know You Better Watch Out”

After talking things through with Evan, Mariana reconsiders her situation-ship with Joaquin. Dennis has a change of heart about parenthood. Davia inspires her homeschool family to seek therapy. Isabella’s parents bring her history to light.

Aug. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4016 – “Mama Told Me”

Davia visits home and is forced to face her hometown demons. Gael and Isabella cope with the fallout of their violent encounter. Mariana and the FCGs have to decide between prioritizing morals or profits for the success of their business.

Aug. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4017 – “Wake Up From Your Reverie”

Davia goes on a date with someone new. Sumi prompts Alice to assess her relationship with pleasure. The FCGs become victims of cancel culture. Joaquin finds new information about his sister’s captor, and Mariana steps in to help.

“Keep This Between Us” Season 1 – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

Aug. 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1001 – “Return to Little Elm” – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

As an adult, Cheryl reexamines an inappropriate relationship she had with her high school teacher, a phenomenon she soon realizes is nationwide. She embarks on a journey to reckon with the impact of the experience.

Aug. 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1002 – “The Rumors Are True” – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

Cheryl aims to seek answers from her classmates, teachers and family to put together the missing pieces of her past. Details emerge that, despite efforts to intervene, a culture of acceptance allows grooming to continue.

Aug. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1003 – “Passing the Trash” – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

As Cheryl seeks out others who have similar trauma, it becomes evident that there is an ecosystem of toxicity and administrative failure nationwide. She meets another survivor whose story is eerily similar but has a very different outcome.

Aug. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1004 – “The Burden” – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

Heaven’s fight for justice reveals that coming forward is the first step in a series of battles ahead. Cheryl, Heaven, and Alisson impart that sharing their truths is never easy, but with their collective voices, there is hope for change.

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New Freeform Docu-Series “Keep This Between Us” to Premiere





New Freeform Docu-Series “Keep This Between Us” to Premiere with a Two-Night Special Event
“Keep This Between Us” exposes an epidemic of widespread grooming – manipulative and coercive behavior by abusers to gain access to potential victims – in U.S. high schools.
[via press release from Freeform]
NEW FREEFORM DOCU-SERIES “KEEP THIS BETWEEN US” TO PREMIERE WITH A TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT

Produced by Vox Media Studios, Series to Premiere on Aug. 29 and 30 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Freeform announces “Keep This Between Us”(fka “Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us”) as a special two-night event. The four-part docu-series, produced by Vox Media Studios, will air with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. It will be available to stream on Hulu the day after the premiere. “Keep This Between Us” exposes an epidemic of widespread grooming – manipulative and coercive behavior by abusers to gain access to potential victims – in U.S. high schools. The series follows one woman’s journey as she reexamines her past relationship with a trusted teacher.

“Keep This Between Us” is directed by Amy Berg (“Phoenix Rising”), Jenna Rosher (“Dear… “) and Kristi Jacobson (“Solitary”). It is executive produced by Vox Media Studios’ Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen and Dana J. Olkkonen; Thalia Mavros from The Front Media (“The Principles of Pleasure”); along with Cheryl Nichols (“Doula”), Ari Basile, Berg and Sarah Gibson (“Britney vs Spears”).

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1: “Return to Little Elm”

As an adult, Cheryl reexamines an inappropriate relationship she had with her high school teacher, a phenomenon she soon realizes is nationwide. She embarks on a journey to reckon with the impact of the experience.

Episode 2: “The Rumors Are True”

Cheryl aims to seek answers from her classmates, teachers and family to put together the missing pieces of her past. Details emerge that, despite efforts to intervene, a culture of acceptance allows grooming to continue.

Episode 3: “Passing the Trash”

As Cheryl seeks out others who have similar trauma, it becomes evident that there is an ecosystem of toxicity and administrative failure nationwide. She meets another survivor, Heaven, whose story is eerily similar but has a very different outcome.

Episode 4: “The Burden”

Heaven’s fight for justice reveals that coming forward is the first step in a series of battles ahead. Cheryl, Heaven and Alisson impart that sharing their truths is never easy, but with their collective voices, there is hope for change.

About Freeform

Freeform’s distinct brand of coming-of-age programming helps to position it as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among Adults, Women and Men 18-34 in the 2021/2022 TV season to date. Connecting to audiences with its bold original programming and immersive social engagement, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its young adult audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as Emmy(R)-nominated “grown-ish,” “Good Trouble,” “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “Single Drunk Female,” “Everything’s Trash” and “Cruel Summer,” which was the No. 1 new cable drama of 2021 among Women 18-34. Last year, Freeform aired four of the Top 15 scripted cable original series among Women 18-34 – more than any other network, with “grown-ish” ranking as cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series of the year in the demo.

About Vox Media Studios

Vox Media Studios is a modern studio producing premium unscripted, documentary, and scripted programming for television, film, OTT, podcasts, and brand partners for today’s global audience. As an Emmy and Academy Award winning full-service production studio, it works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading networks – including New York Magazine, The Verge, Eater, Vox, NowThis, and The Dodo – to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant platforms including HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, YouTube Originals, and Freeform. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic, the Academy-Award winning powerhouse producing extraordinary true stories.

About The Front Media

Helmed by Thalia Mavros, The Front is a documentary studio that aims to challenge the cultural status quo by supporting thought-provoking non-fiction work on a diverse range of topics. Made by women for the world.



The Watchful Eye: Lead Sheet





The Watchful Eye: Lead Sheet
THE WATCHFUL EYE

“The Watchful Eye” follows Elena Santos, a young woman with a complicated past, maneuvering her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan. She quickly learns that everyone in the mysterious building has deadly secrets and ulterior motives. What they don’t know, however, is that Elena has some shocking secrets of her own.

“The Watchful Eye” cast is led by Mariel Molino (“Promised Land”) who plays Elena Santos, a bright, savvy young woman hired as the live-in nanny to a wealthy widower and his young son. When Elena moves into The Greybourne, a landmark Manhattan apartment building, she quickly learns about the complex politics among its wealthy inhabitants and a history riddled with mystery and tragedy. Luckily, Elena is more than equipped to handle anything that comes her way on her own terms. Warren Christie (“The Village”) plays Matthew, a self-made architect dealing with grief and confusion over his wife’s death and its impact on his young son. Kelly Bishop (“Gilmore Girls”) portrays Mrs. Ivey, a lifelong resident of The Greybourne who rules the roost and is accustomed to getting her way through a potent combination of wealth, power and sheer force of will.

Additional cast includes Amy Acker (“The Gifted”) as Tory, a woman who instantly dislikes the fresh-faced, eager young nanny hired by her handsome brother-in-law, Matthew. Jon Ecker (“Firefly Lane”) stars as Scott, Elena’s sharp and cunning boyfriend who has helped arrange for Elena to get a live-in job at The Greybourne. Lex Lumpkin (“All That”) portrays Elliott, a precocious teenager who lives in The Greybourne and strikes up an instant friendship with Elena. Henry Joseph Samiri (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) as Jasper, Matthew’s son, an intelligent but withdrawn child still reeling from the recent death of his mother. Aliyah Royale (“The Walking Dead: The World Beyond”) rounds out the cast as Ginny, who works alongside Elena as a nanny and is one of the few people who can get past her new friend’s tough outer shell.

From Ryan Seacrest Productions, the series is created by Julie Durk (“Grace and Frankie”), who also serves as consultant. Emily Fox (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) is showrunner and executive producer. Ryan Seacrest Productions’ Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay and Jeffrey Reiner serve as executive producers with Reiner (“Dirty John”) directing the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Signature.



Freeform Brings the Heat This Summer With New Episodes





Freeform Brings the Heat This Summer With New Episodes of ‘Motherland: Fort Salem,’ the Return of Fan Favorites ‘Good Trouble,’ and ‘Grown-ish’ and the Two-Episode Series Premiere of ‘Everything’s Trash’

“Motherland: Fort Salem” Season 3

July 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3003 – “Oh Elayne…”
With the Cession Marshal on their heels, the Unit splits up. Scylla and Nicte attempt to draw the Marshal away while Tally, Abigail and Adil meet an old ally. President Wade’s political stance puts her in danger.

July 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3004 – “Happy Yule!”
The Unit spends the Yule holiday plotting their next steps. Alder seeks out another steward of the First Song. Hearst, President Silver and Kara Brandt celebrate a victory.

July 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3005 – “Cession in Session”
The Council of the Great River convenes to hear the Unit’s testimony and decide whether to extradite them back to the U.S. Abigail attempts to convey the dangers of the Camarilla’s influence, and Tally ponders if the future is written in stone.

July 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3006 – “Book Club”
Tally reunites with her mother and finds a reason to keep fighting. Abigail and Adil return to Fort Salem to find their home has changed. Scylla and Edwin work together in attempt to reach Raelle. Anacostia and Sterling plot an escape.

“Good Trouble” Season 4B – SUMMER PREMIERE

July 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4010 – “What I Wouldn’t Give for Love” – SUMMER PREMIERE
Davia musters the courage to tell Dennis how she feels. Malika deals with Angelica seeing other people. Alice hires a new manager. The FCG throw a party to celebrate the launch of their app. Luca considers accepting Davia’s offer of a home.

July 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4011 – “Baby, Just Say ‘Yes”
Alice and Sumi get caught up with TikTok challenges. Davia struggles with home schooling Elliot. Mariana helps Joaquin search for Jenna. Luca moves into the Coterie – but does he really feel at home? Isabella crosses a boundary with Gael.

July 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4012 – “Pick a Side, Pick a Fight”
The FCG’s vote on who will lead their team. Davia settles into an academic rhythm with Elliot. Malika tries to get her boss on board with her Women’s Center and argues with Angelica. Dennis struggles with exposing Ryan to The Coterie.

July 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4013 – “A Penny With a Hole In It”
The FCG try to hire Zelda as a brand influencer. Malika and Tracey work together on the Women’s Shelter. Joaquin discovers that Jenna may be in a cult. Alice feels like she is behind in her career. Gael struggles with forgiving Isabella.

“Everything’s Trash” Season 1 – TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE

July 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1001 – “Choosing Between Peen & Politics is Trash” – SERIES PREMIERE
Phoebe is a 30-something outspoken podcast star making her mark while living a broke and delightfully messy life in Brooklyn. When her “perfect” older brother launches a political campaign, she’s forced to start her adulting journey.

July 13 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1002 – “Black Excellence is Trash” – SERIES PREMIERE
Phoebe and Malika are psyched when the podcast is selected to be featured in a magazine. But when the pressure of trying to land the cover starts to get to them, it pushes them to achieve the look of Black excellence by any means necessary.

July 20 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1003 – “Canvassing is Trash”
Phoebe and the gang canvass for signatures to get Jayden on the State Representative ballot. While on the campaign trail, Phoebe relies on the kindness of strangers while Jayden and Jessie get a wake-up call to their priorities in life.

July 27 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1004 – “Public Image is Trash”
Jessie’s mentor asks Phoebe to be a guest speaker at his university, but Phoebe sees an unusual side to the mentor that makes her second-guess the entire speaking engagement.

“grown-ish” Season 5 – SEASON PREMIERE

July 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5001 – “This Is What You Came For” – SEASON PREMIERE
Zoey returns to Cal U to support Junior’s first day on campus but soon realizes that she may be missing her Cal U days more than she let on. After meeting his new classmates, Junior seeks to escape dorm life by attending Doug’s White Party.

July 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #5002 – “High Society”
Friction mounts between Junior and Annika when one of them is tapped for a secret society. Red flags start to arise when Aaron discovers the university is overusing his image to promote how “diverse and inclusive” they are.

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Freeform Debuts Trailer for New Comedy “Everything’s Trash”

Freeform Debuts Trailer for New Comedy “Everything’s Trash” from Executive Producer and Star Phoebe Robinson Ahead of July 13 Premiere

WATCH HERE

Freeform is thrilled to share the official trailer for its upcoming comedy “Everything’s Trash” ahead of its two episode series premiere on Wednesday, July 13 at 10pm EDT (available the next day on Hulu). Executive produced by Phoebe Robinson, who serves as the series star, and Jonathan Groff (Black-ish), who also serves as showrunner, “Everything’s Trash” follows Phoebe, a 30-something outspoken podcast star making her professional mark while living a broke and delightfully messy life in Brooklyn. When her “perfect” older brother launches a political campaign, she’s forced to start her adulting journ-journ. Ugh. Life may be a little boo-boo, but Phoebe, ever the cocoa queen, is still thriving.

The series also stars Jordan Carlos, Toccarra Cash, Nneka Okafor and Moses Storm. Tiny Reparations, led by Jose Acevedo, serves as non writing co-executive producer along with co-executive producer Chioke Nassor who directs the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

July 13 – Episode #1001 – “Choosing Between Peen & Politics is Trash”

Phoebe is a 30-something outspoken podcast star making her mark while living a broke and delightfully messy life in Brooklyn. When her “perfect” older brother launches a political campaign, she’s forced to start her adulting journey.

Writer: Phoebe Robinson

Director: Chioke Nassor

July 13 – Episode #1002 – “Black Excellence is Trash”

Phoebe and Malika are psyched when the podcast is selected to be featured in a magazine. But when the pressure of trying to land the cover starts to get to them, it pushes them to achieve the look of Black excellence by any means necessary.

Writer: Rae Sanni

Director: Chioke Nassor

July 20 – Episode #1003 – “Canvassing is Trash” 

Phoebe and the gang canvass for signatures to get Jayden on the State Representative ballot. While on the campaign trail, Phoebe relies on the kindness of strangers while Jayden and Jessie get a wake-up call to their priorities in life.

Writer: Lauren Bans

Director: Gillian Robespierre

July 27 – Episode #1004 – “Public Image is Trash” 

Jessie’s mentor asks Phoebe to be a guest speaker at his university, but Phoebe sees an unusual side to the mentor that makes her second-guess the entire speaking engagement.

Writer: Wade Allain-Marcus

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for June 2022





Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for June 2022 With the Finale of ‘The Deep End’ and the Final Season Premiere of ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’

”The Deep End” Season 1 – FINALE

June 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1003 – “The Carousel”
Tensions rise within the community as Teal wrestles with how to heal her troubled followers.

June 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1004 – “The Adversary”– FINALE
Fractures deepen within the Inner Circle as revelations come to light and difficult decisions must be made.

“Motherland: Fort Salem” Season 3 – SEASON PREMIERE

June 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3001 – “Homo Cantus” – SEASON PREMIERE
After being blamed for the death of the vice president’s daughter, the witches leave the army behind and become fugitives — but staying out of trouble is never easy. While Raelle and Scylla enjoy their reunion, Nicte tempts Tally with a new power.

June 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3002 – “The Price of Work”
The group seeks sanctuary in the mysterious Cession. The Unit learns the Camarilla is directly targeting the Mycelium, inspiring them to strike back. Petra and Anacostia work to determine President Wade’s allegiance.

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Freeform’s Summer Slate Sizzles With Lineup of New and Returning Original Series





Freeform’s Summer Slate Sizzles With Lineup of New and Returning Original Series
‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Final Season Premieres on Tuesday, June 21

‘Good Trouble’ Season 4B Premieres on Thursday, July 7

Series Debut of ‘Everything’s Trash’ Launches on Wednesday, July 13

Season 5 of ‘grown-ish’ Premieres on Wednesday, July 20

Freeform released its summer schedule, including a slate of highly anticipated new and returning original series.

New comedy series “Everything’s Trash,” from Phoebe Robinson, will premiere on JULY 13 with double episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT, then weekly at 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT.

Our favorite unit of witches returns for one last fight in the upcoming third and final season of “Motherland: Fort Salem,” which will premiere on JUNE 21 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT. In addition, “Good Trouble” will be back for the second half of season 4 on JULY 7 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, and Emmy®-nominated “grown-ish” will return for season 5 on JULY 20 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.

All titles will be available to stream on Hulu the day after the premiere.

MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM

The end of season 2 of “Motherland: Fort Salem” left Abigail, Tally, Raelle and Scylla fugitives on the run. Now without a military nor a home, they seek protection alongside the Dodger community in the Cession — but laying low and staying out of trouble has never been their strong suit. With witch hunters working against them from inside the White House, our heroes must call upon ancient forces in the final battle for their right to exist.

The series stars Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney and Lyne Renée. In addition, fan-favorites Sheryl Lee Ralph (as President Wade), Victor Webster (as Blanton Silver), Tony Giroux (as Adil) and Catherine Lough Haggquist (as Petra Bellweather) will be back as recurring cast members. Executive produced by Eliot Laurence, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Amanda Tapping, Brian Studler and Tracey Jeffrey. “Motherland: Fort Salem” will premiere Tuesday, June 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.

GOOD TROUBLE

“Good Trouble” follows the residents of downtown Los Angeles’ The Coterie as they juggle career, love and the 20-something growing pains at a time in your life where your friends are your family.

The series stars Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Emma Hunton, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Josh Pence, Priscilla Quintana and Bryan Craig. It is executive produced by Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Cierra Ramirez. Johnson also serves as showrunner. “Good Trouble” will return for the second half of its fourth season on Thursday, July 7, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.

EVERYTHING’S TRASH

Written, executive produced and starring Phoebe Robinson, “Everything’s Trash” follows Phoebe, a 30-something outspoken podcast star making her professional mark while living a broke and delightfully messy life in Brooklyn. When her “perfect” older brother launches a political campaign, she’s forced to start her adulting journ-journ. Ugh. Life may be a little boo-boo, but Phoebe, ever the cocoa queen, is still thriving. The series also stars Jordan Carlos, Toccarra Cash, Nneka Okafor and Moses Storm. It is executive produced by Jonathan Groff, who also serves as showrunner. Tiny Reparations, led by Jose Acevedo, serves as nonwriting co-executive producer. Co-executive producer Chioke Nassor will direct. The series is produced by ABC Signature. “Everything’s Trash” will premiere with double episodes on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT, then weekly at 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT.

GROWN-ISH

Emmy-nominated “grown-ish,” a spinoff of the hit comedy “black-ish,” returns for its fifth season. On the heels of big sister Zoey’s graduation, Andre Johnson Jr., aka Junior (Marcus Scribner), enrolls at Cal U and embarks on his own journey to being “grown.”

The series stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Trevor Jackson and Diggy Simmons and is produced by ABC Signature. Kenya Barris, Zakiyyah Alexander, Courtney Lilly, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok serve as executive producers. “grown-ish” will premiere on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.

About Freeform
Freeform’s distinct brand of coming-of-age programming helps to position it as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among Adults, Women and Men 18-34 in the 2021/2022 TV season to date. Connecting to audiences with its bold original programming and immersive social engagement, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its young adult audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as Emmy®-nominated “grown-ish,” “Good Trouble,” “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “Single Drunk Female” and “Cruel Summer,” which was the No. 1 new cable drama of 2021 among Women 18-34. Last year, Freeform aired four of the Top 15 scripted cable original series among Women 18-34 — more than any other network, with “grown-ish” ranking as cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series of the year in the demo.



“Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)” to Stream on Hulu





“Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)” to Stream on Hulu and Air on Freeform
The film will make its linear debut on Freeform on Saturday, May 14, at 9:55 p.m.
[via press release from Disney+]
‘Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)’ To Stream On Hulu And Air On Freeform

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 29, 2022) – Beginning May 1, “OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)” will be available to stream on Hulu, marking the film’s availability across both Disney+ and Hulu. Additionally, the film will make its linear debut on Freeform on Saturday, May 14, at 9:55 p.m.

“As the first anniversary of “SOUR” approaches, we are excited to bring Hulu subscribers this intimate look at the making of Olivia Rodrigo’s heralded debut album,” said Joe Earley, president of Hulu. “‘driving home 2 u’ is beautifully filmed, with captivating performances, and revealing moments about Olivia’s creative process, which we know will thrill viewers on Disney+, Hulu and Freeform.”

“This is a great example of how The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled reach enables us to connect content to multiple audiences across both streaming and our linear television networks,” said Chuck Saftler, head of Business Operations for ABC, Freeform, FX Networks, and Acquisitions in Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s Networks division. “We think that Olivia’s personal and artistic journey in making ‘SOUR’ will perfectly connect with Freeform’s young adult audience and we are excited to be able to bring them this one-night only viewing event.”

The wider availability of the film follows its successful March 25 launch on Disney+ and Rodrigo’s three wins, including Best New Artist, at the 64th Annual Grammy(R) Awards on April 3.

In the film, Grammy(R) winning singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo takes a familiar road trip from Salt Lake City, where she began writing her triple-platinum debut album “SOUR” (Geffen Records) to Los Angeles. Along the way, Rodrigo recounts the memories of writing and creating her record-breaking debut album and shares her feelings as a young woman navigating a specific time in her life. Through new live arrangements of her songs, intimate interviews and never-before-seen footage from the making of the album, audiences will follow Olivia along on a cinematic journey exploring the story of “SOUR.”

“OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)” is a Disney+ original film from Disney Branded Television, directed by Stacey Lee and produced by Interscope Films and Supper Club.

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About Hulu

Hulu is the leading and most comprehensive all-in-one premium streaming service that offers an expansive slate of live and on-demand entertainment, both in and outside the home, through a wide array of subscription options that give consumers ultimate control over their viewing experience. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only on-demand offering that provides access to shows from every major U.S. broadcast network, libraries of hit TV series and films – including licensed content available exclusively on Hulu – and award-winning Hulu Originals, both with and without commercials. With Hulu + Live TV, subscribers receive a unique combination of access to 80+ live news, entertainment and sports TV channels from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ included as part of the base plan. Visit hulu.com to subscribe or learn more about the service.

About Freeform

Freeform’s distinct brand of coming-of-age programming helps to position it as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among Adults, Women and Men 18-34 in the 2021/2022 TV season to date. Connecting to audiences with its bold original programming and immersive social engagement, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its young adult audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as Emmy(R)-nominated “grown-ish,” “Good Trouble,” “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “Single Drunk Female” and “Cruel Summer,” which was the No. 1 new cable drama of 2021 among Women 18-34. Last year, Freeform aired four of the Top 15 scripted cable original series among Women 18-34 – more than any other network, with “grown-ish” ranking as cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series of the year in the demo.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.