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.



Freeform Renews Critically Acclaimed ‘Single Drunk Female’ for Second Season





Freeform Renews Critically Acclaimed ‘Single Drunk Female’ for Second Season
Dramedy ‘While You Were Breeding’ Picked Up To Series

Freeform has renewed breakout comedy “Single Drunk Female,” starring Sofia Black D’Elia and Ally Sheedy, for a second season. Additionally, the young adult brand ordered wanderlust dramedy “While You Were Breeding,” based on the memoir from Kristin Newman (“Only Murders in the Building”), to series.

“I am thrilled to bring ‘Single Drunk Female’ back for a second season. Jenni Konner, Simone Finch and Daisy Gardner created a series that struck a strong chord in such a sincere and authentic way. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for Sam as she continues on her journey to becoming her best self in season two.” stated Freeform President Tara Duncan. “Our programming strategy is rooted in bringing fun and entertaining stories that reflect the high stakes and endless possibilities of new adulthood. As we continue to build our slate of captivating original series, ‘While You Were Breeding’ delivers on that promise to our audience.”

Called “hilarious” and a “fantastic new dramedy” by The Washington Post, “Single Drunk Female” has garnered critical acclaim throughout its run, with Variety noting the series “does something impressive…it finds the funny in recovery.” The series follows 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink, who after a public flame-out at a New York media company, is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda.

“Single Drunk Female” stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard. The series comes from 20th Television and is created by Simone Finch (“The Connors”), who executive produces along with Jenni Konner (“Girls,” “Camping”), Daisy Gardner (“Silicon Valley,” “The Goldbergs”), Phil Traill (“Good Girls”), Nora Silver and Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”).

“While You Were Breeding” follows Kacey, single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. From culture clash to vacation romances, this internationally set dramedy is a globetrotting journey of self-discovery that will inspire the wanderlust inside everyone. The series is written by Kristin Newman (“Only Murders in the Building”) and based on her best-selling memoir of the same name. Newman also executive produces along with Susanna Fogel (“The Flight Attendant”) and Blair Breard (“Scenes from a Marriage”). The pilot is directed by Becca Gleason (“Summer ‘03”).

The series stars Chelsea Frei (“Dollface”) as Kacey, whose discovery of the joys of solo travel causes her to eschew the marriage and kids route all of her friends have taken in their 30s. (Indeed, there is no one left to travel with her!) Kacey’s emotional journey starts with an epic trip with her fearless best friend from childhood, Sasha, played by Catherine Cohen (“What We Do in The Shadows”), a comedic force who owns every room she’s in. Alice Hunter (“Another Period”) is Hope, another of Kacey’s friends who is a former globetrotting wild child now happily working her face off, much to her party-boy husband’s dismay. And Kosha Patel (“Girlboss”) portrays Kacey’s friend Rikita, a salt-of-the-earth non-profit lawyer, happily married to her wife and pregnant with their first child.

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.



Freeform Announces New Cast for the Highly Anticipated ‘Cruel Summer’ Season Two





Freeform Announces New Cast for the Highly Anticipated ‘Cruel Summer’ Season Two
— Sadie Stanley, Griffin Gluck and Newcomer Eloise Payet Set To Lead Ensemble Cast —

Freeform’s “Cruel Summer” returns as an anthology with a fresh mystery and cast when its highly anticipated second season premieres later this year. Executive produced by Emmy® Award nominee Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (“The Sinner,” “Candy”) through Iron Ocean Productions and from studio eOne, the first season of “Cruel Summer” was a critical and ratings smash, making it Freeform’s most-watched series in network history.

Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, the next chapter of “Cruel Summer” follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan’s best friend Luke, the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward.

Sadie Stanley (“The Goldbergs”) will star as Megan Landry, a computer coder and honor student from a blue-collar family. Once Megan meets Isabella, she begins to live in the moment and embrace her true self. When events take a tragic turn, her long-held dreams are dashed, and she is left wondering who she can trust.

Eloise Payet portrays the alluring and enigmatic Isabella, the daughter of foreign diplomats, who is spending a year as an exchange student with the Landry family. She quickly shakes up life in this small town, but her charm can’t hide the truth about her past or the real reason she came to live with the Landrys forever.

Griffin Gluck (“Locke & Key”) plays Luke Chambers, Megan’s lifelong best friend from a prominent family. Over time, Luke finds himself at a crossroads as he tries to establish his own place in the world, separate from the expectations of his powerful father.

KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) stars as Debbie, Megan’s hardworking single mom who thinks hosting Isabella will open Megan’s eyes to a bigger world than their small town. Lisa Yamada (“Little Fires Everywhere”) is Parker, a popular musician who becomes more cynical as the world takes a dark turn around her. Sean Blakemore (“Greenleaf”) will play Sheriff Myer, an old-fashioned law-and-order type, under pressure to solve the first major crime in Chatham. Paul Adelstein (“True Story”) will recur as Steve Chambers, Luke’s high-profile dad, whose influence in town is far-reaching.

“Cruel Summer” comes from studio eOne and was created by Bert V. Royal. Elle Triedman serves as showrunner. Executive producers include Triedman, Bill Purple, Tia Napolitano, and Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. The series is distributed internationally by eOne.

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.



Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for May 2022





Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for May 2022 With the Spring Finale of ‘Good Trouble’ and the Premiere of the Network’s New Original Docu-Series ‘The Deep End’

”Good Trouble” Season 4

May 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4009 –
“That’s Me in the Spotlight”– SPRING FINALE
The FCGs give Mariana the ok to date Evan, but she is conflicted. Alice tries to gain the courage to go back on stage. Joaquin gets a tip on his sister’s whereabouts. Isabella’s parents propose a new idea for the baby.

”The Deep End” Season 1

May 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1001 – “The Misfit Toys”– SERIES PREMIERE
At a time when people are longing for connection, a leading spiritual teacher and her millions of devoted followers are on a mission to end human suffering — but at what cost?

May 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1002 – “The Safe Place”
Facing a barrage of criticism from the outside world, the Inner Circle hires a private investigator to disprove the allegations as a new member enters their fold.

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Freeform Announces Nonfiction Slate With Three New Series





Freeform Announces Nonfiction Slate With Three New Series
‘The Deep End’ Premieres Wednesday, May 18

‘Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us’ Premieres Wednesday, June 15

‘Day to Night’ (Working Title) Coming Later This Summer

Freeform announces three new original series: “The Deep End,” “Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us” and “Day to Night” (working title). The nonfiction slate boasts two, four-part docu-series and an ensemble docu-follow, all targeted at the network’s young adult audience.

“Nonfiction is a genre that our audience loves,” said Jihan Robinson, vice president, Alternative Development, Freeform. “Our goal is to focus on character-driven narratives that are relatable and reflective of the Gen Z and millennial experience, and we could not be more proud to usher in the new wave of nonfiction programming with these three unique series.”

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

THE DEEP END

“The Deep End” is an arresting and provocative exploration inside the world of one of today’s most controversial spiritual teachers and her dedicated followers. Filmed over three years with unprecedented access, it is an unflinching portrayal of the incredible lengths people will go to in their search for connection. The four-part docu-series is directed by Jon Kasbe (“When Lambs Become Lions”), produced by Bits Sola (“The Vow”), and executive produced by The Documentary Group’s Tom Yellin and Gabrielle Tenenbaum (“Cartel Land,” “Amend”). “The Deep End” will premiere Wednesday, May 18, at 10 p.m.

DEAR PONY: KEEP THIS BETWEEN US

“Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us” is a four-part docu-series following one woman’s journey as she reexamines her past relationship with a trusted teacher. The series exposes an epidemic of widespread grooming in U.S. high schools. The series 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”). “Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us” will premiere Wednesday, June 15, at 10 p.m.

DAY TO NIGHT (Working Title)

Coming this summer, “Day to Night” (working title) follows the next generation of icons as they emerge from downtown New York to pursue love, art and friendship on their own terms. The series takes viewers into the creative NYC underground, where culture is created, and lives are changed forever. “Day to Night” 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.

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.



Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for April 2022 With New Episodes of ‘Good Trouble’





Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for April 2022 With New Episodes of ‘Good Trouble’

”Good Trouble” Season 4

April 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4005 – “So This is What the Truth Feels Like”
Mariana is in over her head when the Revitalize and FCGs cross paths at a pitch. Davia workshops her burlesque name around the Coterie. Lucia tells Malika she has feelings for her ex. Malika’s proposal for the women’s center gets approved.

April 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4006 – “Something Unpredictable, but in the End It’s Right”
Evan proposes an idea to save Bulk Beauty. Alice is back but still at odds with Sumi. Isabella’s surprise ‘90s themed 40th birthday party for Dennis makes Davia fear she’s losing him.

April 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4007 – “Take These Chances”
Mariana invites the RB girls to Bulk Beauty. Davia reaches out to Luca and invites him to stay at the Coterie. Malika’s learning to play the game at work. Joaquin questions Dennis about his sister. Dennis asks Davia to work for him.

April 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4008 – “I Don’t Belong Here”
Mariana helps Joaquin search for his sister. Meanwhile, the Revitalize girls make a decision regarding Bulk Beauty. We learn what happened on Alice’s tour. Isabella and Gael get worrisome news.

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Freeform’s ‘Grown-ish’ Returns for Fifth Season With ‘Black-ish’ Star Marcus Scribner





Freeform’s ‘Grown-ish’ Returns for Fifth Season With ‘Black-ish’ Star Marcus Scribner Joining the Cast
Zakiyyah Alexander and Courtney Lilly Tapped To Co-Showrun

As the final season of “black-ish” comes to a close and the current “grown-ish” class graduates Cal U, the beloved “-ish” universe continues with Emmy®-nominated “grown-ish” picked up for a fifth season. “black-ish” star Marcus Scribner heads over to join his TV sister Yara Shahidi on the Freeform spinoff, reprising his role as Andre Johnson Jr. as he embarks on his own journey to being “grown.”

Award-winning playwright and producer Zakiyyah Alexander (“Russian Doll,” “La Brea”) and “black-ish” executive producer and showrunner Courtney Lilly will come on board as co-showrunners.

“grown-ish,” which is currently in its fourth season and airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Freeform and streaming the next day on Hulu, follows Zoey and her classmates on the road to graduation.

The final season of “black-ish” returns with new episodes on Tuesday, March 22, on ABC, and all seasons are available to stream on Hulu.

Season five is executive produced by Kenya Barris, Zakiyyah Alexander, Courtney Lilly, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

Scribner is an NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and is represented by CAA, Artists First, imPRint and Del Shaw Moonves. Alexander is represented by WME, Map Point Management and Gang Tyre, and Lilly by UTA, Ben Jacobson at The Framework Collective and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Mike Castrillo at McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead.

Additional casting news to come at a later date.

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.

About ABC Signature
One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature is a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” and “Home Economics,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning series include Hulu’s “Dollface,” and co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; “The Wilds” for Amazon and “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX. For streaming service Disney +, series include “The Mighty Ducks” and “Big Shot.”

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Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for March 2022





Freeform Releases Its TV Offerings for March 2022 Including the Season Finale of the Network’s Breakout Hit Comedy Series ‘Single Drunk Female,’ the Highly Anticipated Cal U Graduation Day on ‘Grown-ish,’ and the Return of the Coterie Crew in the Season Four Premiere of ‘Good Trouble’

”Single Drunk Female” Season 1

Mar. 3 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST) – Episode #1008 – “James”
In this flashback episode, an inebriated James meets a drunken “Katrina” (Sam) in a bar on Thanksgiving. After getting kicked out, the two embark upon their own one-night holiday celebration. James’ time with Sam spurs him to make a change.

Mar. 10 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST) – Episode #1009 – “Higher Parent”
After celebrating a milestone with a bang, Sam decides it’s time to make amends with Carol. When a fight with Joel makes Brit reexamine the future, she turns to an unlikely ally: Felicia. Meanwhile, James conceals a destructive secret.

Mar. 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #1010 – “A Wedding” – SEASON FINALE
On her wedding day, Brit’s jitters lead her to make an unexpected decision. Carol and Bob take their relationship to a new level. Sam learns the truth about James and is shaken to the core about what her future might hold.

”grown-ish” Season 4

Mar. 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST) – Episode #4015 – “Can’t Let You Go”
Jack and Diane come visit Zoey on campus for a school project. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca try to figure out their working relationship. Tensions rise between Kiela and Doug.

Mar. 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST) – Episode #4016 – “Live Your Life”
The crew rallies around Vivek when tragedy hits close to home. Old flames get closer when surrounding events make them take a hard look at their own lives.

Mar. 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4017 – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Zoey and Aaron’s relationship is put to the test when she has to decide between a new job opportunity or following Aaron on his new career adventure. Ana is unsure about what to do before starting law school and leans on an old love for advice. Doug’s feelings for Jazz grow.

Mar. 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4018 – “Empire State of Mind” – SEASON FINALE
It’s graduation, and the Johnson family wasn’t going to miss Zoey’s big day! The crew comes together to celebrate their four years together and toast their post-graduation plans.

”Good Trouble” Season 4 – SEASON PREMIERE

Mar. 9 (09:59-11:00 p.m. EST) – Episode #4001 – “Turn and Face the Strange”
The Coterie Crew deals with the fallout of the season three finale. Tommy Sung’s trial comes to a close, and Callie needs to keep Kathleen from legal trouble. Malika processes Isaac’s surprise return. Gael tries to keep Isabella in town. With the approval of the Fight Club Girls, Mariana meets with Evan. Alice is on the road, leaving Sumi as acting manager. Someone new moves into the Coterie.

Mar. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4002 – “Kiss Me and Smile for Me”
Callie and Mariana’s moms and brother Jude pay the girls a surprise visit. Davia deals with personal and professional pressures. Joaquin tries to dig into the Coterie’s past.

Mar. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4003 – “Meet the New Boss”
Mariana goes undercover at Revitalize Beauty. Dennis encourages Davia to try something new to get herself out of a rut. Malika has her first day of work with Lucia Morales, and later, she and Angelica take their relationship to the next level. Joaquin works on a story about the unhoused community.

Mar. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) – Episode #4004 – “It’s Lonely Out in Space”
Mariana uses intel from the Revitalize Beauty girls to help the FCGs land brands. Gael struggles to balance Yuri’s needs with Isabella’s. Food truck shenanigans bring Dennis and Isabella closer. Joaquin asks Kelly about Diana Graham.

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Freeform’s Good Trouble Returns for Season Four on Wednesday, March 9





Freeform’s Good Trouble Returns for Season Four on Wednesday, March 9
Priscilla Quintana and Bryan Craig Join as Series Regulars, Booboo Stewart Joins as Recurring

New Teaser Released

Freeform’s fan-favorite series “Good Trouble,” which had its season three summer finale in September, will return for the first half of season four on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, at 10 p.m., next day on Hulu.

Priscilla Quintana, who plays Isabella, a resident of the Coterie and mother to Gael’s unborn baby, has been upped to a series regular, along with newcomer Bryan Craig. Craig will play Joaquin, an independent investigative journalist with a mysterious background. Also joining the Coterie crew in a recurring role is Booboo Stewart (“The Twilight Saga,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”). Stewart plays Luca, an unhoused man Joaquin is doing a story on and befriends.

“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 Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Emma Hunton, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Beau Mirchoff, Josh Pence, Priscilla Quintana and Bryan Craig. The series was created by Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg. Johnson serves as showrunner and executive producer. Christine Sacani, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez also executive produce.

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.

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