Freeform Announces Programming Slate for 2020 and 2021





Freeform Announces Programming Slate for 2020 and 2021
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING SLATE FOR 2020 AND 2021

‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Picked Up for Second Seasons

‘grown-ish,’ ‘Good Trouble’ and ‘Cruel Summer’ (formerly known as ‘Last Summer’)

Move to 2021

Holiday Favorites Return Bigger and Better Than Ever With Halloween, Christmas,

Valentine’s Day and Summer Programming Events

New Network Promo Released

In advance of the Disney Advertising Sales Virtual Roadshow presentation, Freeform highlighted its commitment to bold and boundary-pushing young adult content with the pickups of both “Everything’s Gonna be Okay“ and “Motherland: Fort Salem,” as well as the recently announced scripted romantic-comedy series “Love in the Time of Corona,” which begins production this summer.

Marking another strong year, Freeform is the No. 2 prime-time cable entertainment network of the season among Women 18-34. Freeform also delivered the No. 1 live-action comedy for young women with “grown-ish.” In the holiday department, Freeform continues to outperform all other networks as the No. 1 holiday destination for Adults 18-34, powered by “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kickoff to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”

“We couldn’t be happier to bring both ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ back for second seasons. Each show’s originality, characters and themes struck a chord with our audience, and we’re excited to share the ambitious stories the writers have planned for season two,” said Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, Freeform. “We have a strong slate ahead, and with our young adult audience coming of age in a time that will forever impact their lives, we owe it to them to tell bold, authentic stories that reflect who they are and where they are going.”

Below are several programming announcements for 2020 and 2021.

‘EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY’ IS GONNA BE BACK FOR SEASON TWO

New Promo Released

Freeform has picked up critically acclaimed comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” for a second season. The series, which is created, executive produced and stars Josh Thomas, follows Nicholas, a neurotic twenty-something-year-old who is forced to raise his two teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, after the untimely death of their father. The series stars Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison and Maeve Press and is produced and distributed internationally by Avalon. Thomas, Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte serve as executive producers, with David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner executive producing for Avalon. Additionally, “Please Like Me” collaborator Thomas Ward reunites with Thomas as co-executive producer.

“This is great news, not just because it means I have a group of writers that have to hang out on my screen with me all day and I don’t have to be alone anymore getting weird,” said creator, executive producer and star Josh Thomas, “but because I love this show and I love these characters and I love our cast and crew and making another season is just going to be so nice.”

‘MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM’ BRINGS MORE EPISODES TO LIFE WITH

SEASON TWO RENEWAL

Lyne Renee Upped to Series Regular

“Motherland: Fort Salem,” Freeform’s fierce genre thriller, has been picked up for a second season and Lyne Renee (General Alder) has been upped to series regular. The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country with supernatural tactics and weapons. The series stars Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney and Lyne Renee. “Motherland: Fort Salem” is written and created by Eliot Laurence, with Laurence, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick as executive producers. Steven Adelson, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl and Bryan Q. Miller will also serve as executive producers on the series.

“I could not be more grateful for the chance to keep exploring the world of ‘Motherland: Fort Salem,’” said Laurence. “Freeform has been such a fabulous home for us through the development process, production, post and marketing. I’m also blown away by the love we’ve gotten from our fans, whose excitement and passion played a massive part in this renewal. Thank you, witches!”

‘GROWN-ISH,’ ‘CRUEL SUMMER,’ (FKA ‘LAST SUMMER’) AND ‘GOOD TROUBLE’

MOVE TO 2021

Freeform’s number one comedy series “grown-ish,” which had its midseason finale in March, will return to the network next year to finish up season three. Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons, “grown-ish” is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios, and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins.

From executive producers Bert V. Royal and Jessica Biel, Freeform’s highly anticipated psychological thriller “Cruel Summer” will now debut in 2021. Olivia Holt (“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”) returns to the network to co-star in the series. The unconventional drama takes place over three summers in the 90s when a beautiful and popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from alternating POVs. The series stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano. “Cruel Summer” comes from eOne and executive producers Bert V. Royal, with Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. Max Winkler directs and executive produces the pilot.

Freeform’s fan-favorite series “Good Trouble,” which had its season two finale in March, will return to the network next year for season three. Starring Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Sherry Cola, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Emma Hunton, Josh Pence and Beau Mirchoff, the series follows residents of Downtown Los Angeles’ The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. “Good Trouble” is co-created by Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg. Gregory Gugliotta, Christine Sacani, Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. A special video message from stars and executive producers Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez can be viewed here.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED ‘LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA’ AND FAN FAVORITE

‘THE BOLD TYPE’ SET TO AIR SUMMER 2020

Freeform’s limited scripted series “Love in the Time of Corona,” from “Good Trouble”’s Joanna Johnson, will go into production this summer and premiere in August. This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing. Also this summer, fan-favorite series “The Bold Type” returns on THURSDAY, JUNE 11, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, continuing its fourth season.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS HOWEVER THE FF YOU WANT ON FREEFORM

With the success of Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kickoff to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas,” the network has become the number one destination for holiday programming of all kinds. The Halloween and Christmas programming blocks will be back and bigger than ever in 2020, continuing to delight viewers in the holiday spirit. “31 Nights of Halloween” will once again feature the classics “Hocus Pocus” and “Ghostbusters,” while “25 Days of Christmas” will bring you “The Santa Clause” trilogy and be the cable home of “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Building off of this year’s inaugural Valentine’s Day stunt “Love However the FF You Want,” the network will bring back the event in 2021 to celebrate the funnier side of love. In Summer 2021, Freeform will launch its newest programming block, “Summer Singalong,” featuring great movies with great music, including the network premiere of Disney’s live-action film “Aladdin,” keeping the celebration going all year round.

About Freeform

Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”

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Freeform Releases Its New Lineup of TV Offerings for June 2020





Freeform Releases Its New Lineup of TV Offerings for June 2020, Including News Episodes of the Bold Type And Special Movie Marathon Weekends Encouraging People to #StayTheFFHome
May 14, 2020

FREEFORM RELEASES ITS NEW LINEUP OF TV OFFERINGS FOR JUNE 2020,

INCLUDING NEWS EPISODES OF THE BOLD TYPE AND

SPECIAL MOVIE MARATHON WEEKENDS ENCOURAGING

PEOPLE TO #STAYTHEFFHOME

”The Bold Type” Season 4

June 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4011 – “Leveling Up”

Three months after surgery, Jane returns to Scarlet with new editorial duties. Kat faces a hard truth when she’s forced to take some responsibility. Sutton goes to bat on her first shoot and gets some shocking news that upends her world.

June 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4012 – “Snow Day”

A blizzard halts NYC and Kat is trapped at her new job with her nemesis. Sutton struggles to balance her career and relationship. Jane tries to emulate Jacqueline’s leadership with her new staff. Oliver comes face to face with his ex.

June 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4013 – “Lost”

Sutton grapples with her complex reaction towards the massive changes in her life. At Kat’s urging, Jane starts dating again. Kat plans her next move as she faces financial insecurity, and turns to Alex for help.

#STAYTHEFFHOME WITH THESE JUNE MOVIE OFFERINGS:

The multiplatform social distancing campaign #StayTheFFHome encourages people to stay home with the following fun movie marathon weekends. The campaign also features talent from across the cable network and includes out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs aiming to distract, educate and entertain fans while creating a sense of communal viewing.

FF’N Cure For Quarantine Hangover Weekend – June 6 & 7

Saturday, June 6

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Break-Up”

9:35 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

12:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Pretty in Pink”

2:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Clueless”

4:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Easy A”

6:45 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Pitch Perfect”

9:25 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hangover” – Freeform Premiere

11:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Rough Night” – Freeform Premiere

Sunday, June 7

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Pretty in Pink”

9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Clueless”

11:25 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Rough Night”

1:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hangover”

4:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Pitch Perfect”

6:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “How to Be Single”

9:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Pretty Woman”

11:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” – Freeform Premiere

Funday Weekend – June 13 & 14

Saturday, June 13

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Hook”

10:23 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Big”

12:33 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Puss in Boots” (2011)

2:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Lilo & Stitch” (Disney Animated)

4:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Finding Nemo” (Disney/Pixar)

7:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Finding Dory” (Disney/Pixar)

9:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Ratatouille” (Disney/Pixar)

11:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Shrek”

Sunday, June 14

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Big”

9:05 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Space Jam”

10:35 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Puss in Boots” (2011)

12:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Lilo & Stitch” (Disney Animated)

2:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Finding Nemo” (Disney/Pixar)

5:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Finding Dory” (Disney/Pixar)

7:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Ratatouille” (Disney/Pixar)

9:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Shrek”

12:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Space Jam”

Funday: Father’s Day Weekend – June 20 & 21

Saturday, June 20

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Liar Liar”

9:10 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996) (Disney Animated)

11:20 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Game Plan”

2:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me”

4:05 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me 2”

6:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Hotel Transylvania”

8:20 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Coco” (Disney/Pixar)

10:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Parent Trap” (1998)

Sunday, June 21

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996) (Disney Animated)

9:10 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Game Plan”

11:50 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me”

1:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me 2”

4:05 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Hotel Transylvania”

6:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Coco” (Disney/Pixar)

8:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Parent Trap” (1998)

11:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Matilda”

Adventure Weekend – June 27 & 28

Saturday, June 27

7:30 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Free Willy”

10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Holes”

12:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “National Treasure”

3:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”

6:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Jumanji” (1995)

9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Jurassic World” (2015) – Freeform Premiere

12:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008)

Sunday, June 28

7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Holes”

9:40 a.m. EDT/PDT – “National Treasure”

12:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”

3:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Jumanji” (1995)

6:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Jurassic World” (2015)

9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Blind Slide”

12:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Mr. Deeds” (2002)

*Programming subject to change

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Freeform Orders “Love in the Time of Corona”





Freeform Orders “Love in the Time of Corona” Limited Comedy Series from Joanna Johnson and Anonymous Content
This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing.

[via press release from Freeform]
FREEFORM ORDERS “LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA” LIMITED COMEDY SERIES FROM JOANNA JOHNSON AND ANONYMOUS CONTENT
Freeform has ordered the limited scripted series “Love in the Time of Corona,” from executive producers Joanna Johnson (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters,” “Hope & Faith”), Christine Sacani (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”) and Anonymous Content’s Robyn Meisinger.

This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing. The series will follow several interwoven stories with an ensemble of characters who are sheltering in their homes, some of whom are wondering if a hookup with a roommate can ever be casual, while another is kicking herself for deciding to isolate with an ex. It is a show that takes a fresh look at love that knows no bounds. The series will be filmed using remote technologies while utilizing talents’ real living spaces as the backdrop to the stories.

“This is the perfect show for a generation who is learning to love and be loved in a time when the entire world is telling them to stay six feet apart,” said Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “Although the constraints have been difficult during this time, immense creativity has flourished and we could not be more grateful that Joanna brought this series to Freeform.”

“Love is a basic and central need,” said creator and executive producer Joanna Johnson. “Finding it in the time of Corona may pose unique challenges, but it won’t stop us from forging great love stories, inspiring grand romantic gestures and profound acts of kindness.”
“Love in the Time of Corona” will premiere in August.

About Freeform
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”

About Anonymous Content
Founded in 1999 by Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. As one of the largest and most successful management companies operating today, Anonymous Content boasts an exceptional roster of over 600 clients including many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians and works closely with its management clients to help them achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards(R), Emmys(R), Golden Globes(R), Tony Awards(R), Pulitzer Prizes(R) and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works, including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. The company’s TV credits includes “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Briarpatch” (USA) and “Dickinson” (Apple). Current Anonymous Content films in production include STILLWATER, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin, GOOD MORNING MIDNIGHT, directed by George Clooney and starring Clooney and Felicity Jones and SWAN SONG, written and directed by Ben Cleary and starring Mahershala Ali. On the television side, the company produced recently released series “Paradise Lost” (Paramount Network), “Home Before Dark” (Apple), “Defending Jacob” (Apple), When the Streetlights Go On” (Quibi) and soon to be released “The Now” (Quibi). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless leading global brands including HP, Prada, Nike and Coke. In 2016, Anonymous Content received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, to allow the firm to expand its production offerings in socially relevant content aimed at inspiring change. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.



Freeform Celebrates Grads With Funday: Class Of 2020 Programming Event May 16 & 17





Freeform Celebrates Grads With Funday: Class Of 2020 Programming Event May 16 & 17
BE PART OF THE FREEFORM CLASS OF 2020
Freeform Celebrates Grads With Funday: Class Of 2020 Programming Event May 16 & 17
Call For Submissions To Honor Graduates With On-Air Ticker Now Open

Freeform will honor 2020 graduates with the first-ever Funday: Class of 2020 on MAY 16 and 17, a special weekend-long programming event. With graduation celebrations canceled across the country due to the COVID-19 crisis, Freeform is celebrating the Class of 2020 with graduation-themed programming and interstitial content, sharing graduation-themed content across social accounts using #FreeformClassof2020, and a live ticker giving students nationwide a moment to shine by running the names of 2020 graduates throughout the special weekend.

Additionally, the network will air the telecast of “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020,”hosted by LeBron James andfeaturing “grown-ish” producer and star Yara Shahidi on SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT.

To learn more about the special event and to submit your name to run in the on-air graduation ticker, please visit www.freeform.com/FreeformClassof2020.

Funday: Class of 2020 Weekend – May 16 & 17
Saturday, May 16
1:15 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”
3:25 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”
5:30 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters University”
8 p.m. – “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020”
9 p.m. – Disney’s “Zootopia”

Sunday, May 17
12:15 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”
2:20 p.m. – “Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.”
4:25 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters University”
6:55 p.m. – Disney’s “Zootopia”

About Freeform
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”
*COPYRIGHT ©2020 Freeform. All photography is copyrighted material and is for editorial use only. Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of Freeform. Images are distributed to the press in order to publicize current programming. Any other usage must be licensed. Photos posted for Web use must be at the low resolution of 72dpi, no larger than 2×3 in size.



Freeform Launches Country-Wide Virtual Talent Search





Freeform Launches Country-Wide Virtual Talent Search Digital Casting Call Runs From May 1–8
May 1, 2020
FREEFORM LAUNCHES COUNTRY-WIDE VIRTUAL TALENT SEARCH
DIGITAL CASTING CALL RUNS FROM MAY 1-8

Freeform will launch its first-ever virtual talent search next week to seek out new and up-and-coming talent, the network announced today. The search, which will run from May 1 to May 8, calls for talent from across the United States who play ages 18-25 to self-record one of four Freeform series monologues and submit their video for consideration. Talent submissions can be considered for future projects at the network.

“At Freeform, we are always looking for up-and-coming actors who have the passion and presence that permeate the screen,” said Elizabeth Boykewich, senior vice president, Casting, Freeform. “During this time, we know that many actors are at home looking for new ways to be creative, so we look forward to seeing some inspired submissions from the community.”

The search culminates on May 8, with all submissions due by 7:00 p.m. PDT. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be at least 18 years-old to submit. For additional information, please visit www.castittalent.com/Freeform_Search .

About Freeform
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”
*COPYRIGHT ©2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All photography is copyrighted material and is for editorial use only. Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of Freeform. Images are distributed to the press in order to publicize current programming. Any other usage must be licensed.



FREEFORM RELEASES ITS NEW LINEUP OF TV OFFERINGS FOR MAY 2020





FREEFORM RELEASES ITS NEW LINEUP OF TV OFFERINGS FOR MAY 2020, INCLUDING THE SEASON FINALES OF ‘MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM’ AND ‘SIREN’ AND SPECIAL MOVIE MARATHON WEEKENDS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO #STAYTHEFFHOME
FREEFORM RELEASES ITS NEW LINEUP OF TV OFFERINGS FOR MAY 2020,
INCLUDING THE SEASON FINALES OF ‘MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM’ AND ‘SIREN’
AND SPECIAL MOVIE MARATHON WEEKENDS ENCOURAGING
PEOPLE TO #STAYTHEFFHOME

“Motherland: Fort Salem” Season 1

May 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1008 – “Citydrop”
The witches’ training culminates at City Drop, their final training exercise. Devastating secrets come to light, splintering the unit and forcing Tally to question her blind trust. A looming Spree threat changes the course of the cadets’ lives.
May 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1009 – “Coup”
In the aftermath of Citydrop, the unit comes closer together, while their distrust of Alder grows. Abigail is faced with eulogizing a fallen soldier, while Tally learns something new about Gerit. Anacostia grants one last favor to Scylla.
May 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1010 – “Witchbomb” – SEASON FINALE
Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from Basic Training making Abigail more desperate than ever to prove her unit belongs in War College. Alder eyes the unit for a rescue mission while Anacostia and Scylla find common ground.

“Siren” Season 3

May 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3007 – “Northern Exposure”
Ryn, Ben, Maddie must recruit new allies in the fight against Tia. Helen seeks answers when she’s haunted by Donna’s spirit. Tia obtains dangerous weapons she plans to use in her fight. Xander struggles to make amends with Annie.
May 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3008 – “‘Til Death Do Us Part”
Ryn, Ben and Maddie must protect Bristol Cove from Tia’s army. Meanwhile, Ben’s injections are producing unexpected results, which alarms both him and the others. Xander juggles best man duties at Calvin’s wedding while also helping Helen.
May 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3009 – “A Voice in the Dark”
Tia unleashes a deadly attack on Bristol Cove. Ryn, Ben and Maddie race against time to find a cure for Xander’s mysterious illness, while anticipating Tia’s next move. Baby Hope returns to land to reconnect with Ryn.
May 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #3010 – “The Toll of the Sea” – SEASON FINALE
In an effort to save Hope, Ryn and Ben confront Tia in an undersea battle between the mermaid tribes. Maddie and Robb work to find a cure for Xander, while Helen and the hybrids help restore order. Ted struggles to accept Ben’s reality.

#STAYTHEFFHOME WITH THESE MAY MOVIE OFFERINGS:
The multiplatform social distancing campaign #StayTheFFHome encourages people to stay home with the following fun movie marathon weekends. The campaign also features talent from across the cable network and includes out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs aiming to distract, educate and entertain fans while creating a sense of communal viewing.

Twilight Weekend
Saturday, May 2
11:30 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Twilight: Special Edition” (2008)
2:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
5:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
8:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
11:20 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Sunday, May 3
9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Twilight: Special Edition” (2008)
12:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
3:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
6:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
8:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Mother’s Day Weekend
Saturday, May 9
9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Matilda”
11:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Freaky Friday” (2003)
1:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Waterboy”
3:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Grown Ups”
5:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Parent Trap” (1998)
8:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Blind Side”
Sunday, May 10
7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Mother’s Day”
9:40 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Freaky Friday” (2003)
11:50 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Grown Ups”
2:20 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Parent Trap” (1998)
5:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Blind Side”
8:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Wonder” – Network Television Premiere
Funday: Toy Story Weekend
Saturday, May 23
2:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Hercules” (Disney Animated)
4:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story” (Disney-Pixar)
6:55 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story 2” (Disney-Pixar)
9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story 3” (Disney-Pixar)
Sunday, May 24
10:30 a.m. EDT/PDT – “Hercules” (Disney Animated)
12:35 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Tarzan” (Disney Animated)
2:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story” (Disney-Pixar)
4:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story 2” (Disney-Pixar)
6:45 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Toy Story 3” (Disney-Pixar)
9:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Tangled” (Disney Animated)
Despicable Start to the Summer: Memorial Day Movie Marathon
Monday, May 25
12:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Tarzan” (Disney Animated)
2:05 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Goonies”
4:40 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Tangled” (Disney Animated)
6:45 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me”
8:50 p.m. EDT/PDT – “Despicable Me 2”
Hunger Games Weekend
Saturday, May 30
1:15 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games”
4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
8:05 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
10:45 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”
Sunday, May 31
10:45 a.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games”
2:00 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
5:30 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
8:10 p.m. EDT/PDT – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”
*Programming subject to change
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Freeform Launches the Instagram Live Concert Series ‘#staytheffhome Live Music Showcase’





Freeform Launches the Instagram Live Concert Series ‘#staytheffhome Live Music Showcase,’ Starting Friday, April 24
FREEFORM LAUNCHES THE INSTAGRAM LIVE CONCERT SERIES
‘#STAYTHEFFHOME LIVE MUSIC SHOWCASE,’ STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Today’s Showcase Will Be Hosted by Katie Stevens and Will Feature Performances From
Lennon Stella, K.Flay, and Betty Who
Freeform announced today the launch of Instagram Live concert series, “#StayTheFFHome Live Music Showcase,” kicking off this FRIDAY, APRIL 24, at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Freeform’s Instagram. The live music series will run biweekly and highlight Freeform talent and feature performances from musical artists who have been featured in the network’s shows.
The first music showcase will be hosted by “The Bold Type” star Katie Stevens, and feature artist performances and conversations from Lennon Stella, K.Flay and Betty Who, who have all had music featured in “The Bold Type,” which returns for its fourth season on THURSDAY, JUNE 11, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.
The multiplatform social distancing campaign, #StayTheFFHome, encourages young adults to stay home. The campaign features talent across the cable network and includes out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs telling people everywhere to #StayTheFFHome. Through the use of social content, #StayTheFFHome aims to distract, educate and entertain fans while creating a sense of communal viewing.
About Freeform
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”
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#StayTheFFHome This Weekend With Hunger Games Movie Marathon





#StayTheFFHome This Weekend With Hunger Games Movie Marathon
FREEFORM CONTINUES #STAYTHEFFHOME CAMPAIGN WITH WEEKEND-LONG MARATHON OF ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’ FRANCHISE THIS WEEKEND
Continuing Freeform’s social distancing campaign titled #StayTheFFHome, encouraging young adults to stay home, the network is offering a weekend-long marathon of the hit film franchise “The Hunger Games.” For the first time, the network will have all four films available for viewers to enjoy as they #StayTheFFHome and practice social distancing.
In addition, Freeform will be engaging with fans by live-tweeting during the marathon. Get into the conversation using the hashtags #StayTheFFHome and #HungerGames.
Hunger Games Weekend – April 25 & 26
Saturday, April 25
1:15 p.m. – “The Hunger Games”
4:30 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
8:05 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” – Freeform Premiere
10:45 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” – Freeform Premiere
Sunday, April 26
10:45 a.m. – “The Hunger Games”
2:00 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
5:30 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
8:10 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”
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GRAB YOUR ROSÉ, ‘THE BOLD TYPE’ RETURNS TO FREEFORM ON JUNE 11





GRAB YOUR ROSÉ, ‘THE BOLD TYPE’ RETURNS TO FREEFORM ON JUNE 11
GRAB YOUR ROSé, ‘THE BOLD TYPE’ RETURNS TO FREEFORM ON JUNE 11
Check Out the First Look at the New Season
Series Star Melora Hardin Makes Her Episodic Directing Debut
Photos from “The Bold Type” are available here.
Fan-favorite series “The Bold Type” returns to Freeform on Thursday, JUNE 11, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, continuing its fourth season. The network also released a first look promo at the new season with an introduction by the cast, check it out:

During the recent midseason finale, Kat, Jane and Sutton each faced life-altering changes in both their personal and professional lives. Sutton and Richard tied the knot, but their relationship will continue to be bicoastal since Sutton was finally promoted to Scarlet stylist. Jane was given her own vertical but ended things with Ryan when she learned the true extent of his betrayal and went forward with her double mastectomy. Kat took a stand when she once again went up against RJ Safford about his personal beliefs but lost her job at Scarlet in the process.
In the upcoming episodes, Jane struggles to come to terms with her new body and manage her new responsibilities at Scarlet. Sutton revels in her new roles as Mrs. Hunter and stylist, but then receives shocking news which upends her world. Kat tries to find a new direction in her life. Series star Melora Hardin directs the second episode of the summer season in her episodic television directing debut.
Viewers are encouraged to continue to #StaytheFFHome and catch up on earlier episodes of “The Bold Type” on Hulu while waiting for new episodes to premiere.
“The Bold Type” stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward, Stephen Conrad Moore and Melora Hardin. The series is executive produced by Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios and The District.
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About Freeform
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television’s young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Siren,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.” The network also programs tentpole events such as “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.”



Freeform Launches #StayTheFFHome Pro-Social Campaign





Freeform Launches #StayTheFFHome Pro-Social Campaign to Encourage Social Distancing
The campaign features talent across the cable network and includes out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs telling people everywhere to #StayTheFFHome.

[via press release from Freeform]

FREEFORM LAUNCHES #STAYTHEFFHOME PRO-SOCIAL CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING

MULTIPLATFORM CAMPAIGN ANCHORED BY SOCIAL PSAs AND ON-AIR MARATHON OF BREAKOUT SERIES ‘EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY’

Freeform announced today the launch of a multiplatform social distancing campaign titled #StayTheFFHome, encouraging young adults to stay home. The campaign features talent across the cable network and includes out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs telling people everywhere to #StayTheFFHome. Through the use of social content, #StayTheFFHome aims to distract, educate and entertain fans while creating a sense of communal viewing.

As part of the campaign, the network is airing a special marathon of Freeform’s breakout comedy series, aptly titled “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” on Friday, April 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT/PDT, featuring a live social talkback with the series’ talent on Twitter and Instagram Live. The critically acclaimed series will also be available to stream starting on Friday, April 3, on the Freeform app and Freeform.com, no sign-in required. Additionally, the network is offering weekend themed movie binges, including “Chick Flick Weekend,” “Super Hero Movie Weekend,” “FunDay Weekend,” and “Hunger Games Weekend.”

“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” Marathon – Friday, April 3
5:30 p.m. – Episode #1001 – “Seven-Spotted Ladybug”
6:30 p.m. – Episode #1002 – “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula”
7:00 p.m. – Episode #1003 – “Giant Asian Mantises”
7:30 p.m. – Episode #1004 – “Silkmoths”
8:00 p.m. – Episode #1005 – “West African Giant Black Millipedes”
8:30 p.m. – Episode #1006 – “Harvester Ants”
9:00 p.m. – Episode #1007 – “Blue Death-Feigning Beetles”
9:30 p.m. – Episode #1008 – “Maggots”
10:00 p.m. – Episode #1009 – “Monarch Butterflies”
10:30 p.m. – Episode #1010 – “Discoid Cockroaches”

Chick Flick Weekend – April 4-5

Saturday, April 4
7:00 a.m. – “Rock of Ages”
10:10 a.m. – “Miss Congeniality”
12:50 p.m. – “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous”
3:30 p.m. – “Dirty Dancing”
6:05 p.m. – “Pretty Woman”
8:45 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect”
11:25 p.m. – “Keeping Up with The Joneses”

Sunday, April 5
7:30 a.m. – “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous”
10:13 a.m. – “Keeping Up with the Joneses”
12:47 p.m. – “Dirty Dancing”
3:24 p.m. – “Pretty Woman”
6:05 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect”
8:45 p.m. – “How to Be Single”
11:20 p.m. – “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

Super Hero Movie Weekend – April 11-12

Saturday, April 11
7:30 a.m. – “Back to the Future”
10:10 a.m. – “Holes”
12:50 p.m. – Disney’s “Bolt”
3:00 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
5:30 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “The Incredibles”
8:10 p.m. – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
11:20 p.m. – Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Sunday, April 12
7:30 a.m. – “Holes”
10:10 a.m. – Disney’s “Bolt”
12:20 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
2:50 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “The Incredibles”
5:30 p.m. – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
8:40 p.m. – Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”
11:20 p.m. – “Back to the Future”

FunDay Weekend – April 18-19

Saturday, April 18
7:30 a.m. – “What a Girl Wants”
10:00 a.m. – “Grown Ups”
12:25 p.m. – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
3:05 p.m. – “Matilda”
5:10 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
7:15 p.m. – “Despicable Me 2”
9:25 p.m. – Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph”
11:30 p.m. – Disney’s “The Jungle Book” (2016)

Sunday, April 19
8:00 a.m. – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
10:30 a.m. – “Matilda”
12:35 p.m. – Disney’s “The Jungle Book” (2016)
3:05 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
5:10 p.m. – “Despicable Me 2”
7:20 p.m. – Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph”
9:25 p.m. – Disney/Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life”
11:30 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)

Hunger Games Weekend – April 25 & 26

Saturday, April 25
8:00 a.m. – “The Waterboy”
10:00 a.m. – “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
1:15 p.m. – “The Hunger Games”
4:30 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
8:05 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
10:45 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”

Sunday, April 26
7:30 a.m. – “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
10:45 p.m. – “The Hunger Games”
2:00 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
5:30 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
8:10 p.m. – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”
11:25 p.m. – Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”