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Freeform Thriller ‘The Watchful Eye’ Scores Series Pickup

Freeform is headed into the world of wealthy Manhattanites with its latest series pickup. The Disney-owned cable outlet has greenlit The Watchful Eye, a thriller centered on a young nanny who goes to work for a wealthy New York family that harbors a closetful of secrets. Mariel Molino (ABC’s Promised Land) will play the lead […]

Freeform’s ‘AZNBBGRL’ Drama Sets Main Cast

Freeform has locked in the core cast for its drama pilot AZNBBGRL, set in Southern California’s Little Saigon community. Cathy Bui, Kim Lynn Do and Jazelle Villanueva will play the lead roles of three Asian American teenagers in the coming-of-age story from Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant), Dinh Thai (Wu-Tang: An American Saga) and Kai […]

‘Single Drunk Female’ Star Sofia Black-D’Elia on Learning from Kaitlin Olson, Texting With Ally Sheedy and Nearly Quitting Because of Evan Peters

Actors have long had to deal with the same occupational hazard in public spaces: hearing fans shout out character names as they pass by. And while Sofia Black-D’Elia, 30, has been acting consistently since age 18 (she quit a job scooping frozen yogurt at TCBY for her first professional job on All My Children and […]

‘Cruel Summer’ Season 2: Lexi Underwood to Star in Recasting

The second season of Cruel Summer continues to evolve at Freeform. Little Fires Everywhere breakout Lexi Underwood has been tapped to replace newcomer Eloise Payet in one of the leading roles for the second season of the recently announced anthology. Sources tell THR that the decision was made to redevelop and recast the role following […]

‘Single Drunk Female’ Renewed at Freeform

Tara Duncan’s Freeform is beginning to come into focus. The Disney-backed, younger-skewing basic cable network has handed out a second-season renewal for breakout Single Drunk Female and picked up dramedy While You Were Breeding to series. The order for the latter series, based on the memoir from showrunner Kristin Newman (Only Murders in the Building), […]

‘Cruel Summer’ Overhaul: New Cast, Showrunner Set for Season 2 (Exclusive)

Freeform’s breakout hit Cruel Summer is being completely overhauled for its sophomore run. The series’ second season, which began production today, will feature a totally different storyline that comes complete with a new cast and showrunner. Sadie Stanley (The Goldbergs), newcomer Eloise Payet, Griffin Gluck (Locke & Key), KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Lisa Yamada (All […]

Inside Freeform’s Expansion Into Nonfiction

Freeform is entering the nonfiction space with a trio of new programs that head of alternative Jihan Robinson hopes will be “reflective and authentic” to the Disney-owned cable network’s core Gen Z and millennial audience. The three new shows — The Deep End, Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us and Day to Night — explore […]

‘Good Trouble’ Shocker: Star Maia Mitchell Exits

[This story contains spoilers from the March 16, 2022, episode of Good Trouble.] Maia Mitchell’s days as Callie Adams Foster have come to an end. The actress, who portrayed the character for a combined nine seasons of The Fosters and spinoff Good Trouble, has departed the Freeform franchise. The character was written out of the […]

Freeform’s ‘Grown-ish’ Adds ‘Black-ish’ Alums for Season 5

With Black-ish nearing the end of its run on ABC, two key members of that show’s team will move to its spinoff, Freeform’s Grown-ish. The Disney-owned cable outlet has renewed Grown-ish for a fifth season. Marcus Scribner, a series regular on Black-ish throughout its run, will join the show’s cast for season five as Andre […]

Freeform’s ‘Single Drunk Female’: TV Review

Sofia Black-D'Elia leads Simone Finch's half-hour comedy as a 20something writer struggling to maintain her sobriety after an explosive public meltdown.

‘SNL’s’ Anna Drezen, Mike Judge, Greg Daniels Set Star-Studded Animated Comedy at Freeform

Freeform is diving headfirst into the animated space. The Disney-owned basic cable network has handed out a series order to Praise Petey, from Saturday Night Live co-head writer Anna Drezen, Greg Daniels (The Office) and Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head). Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), John Cho (Cowboy Bebop), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Kiersey Clemons […]

Phoebe Robinson Comedy ‘Everything’s Trash’ Scores Freeform Series Order

A comedy series based on comedian Phoebe Robinson’s book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay has landed a series order at Freeform. Robinson (2 Dope Queens) will star in, write and executive produce the series, titled Everything’s Trash. The show, for which the Disney-owned cable outlet ordered a pilot in February, is based on Robinson’s book, […]