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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ and ‘Cruel Summer’ Set for 2023 ATX TV Festival

The Righteous Gemstones and Cruel Summer are among the additional programming revealed Friday for the 2023 ATX TV Festival. The 12th edition of the festival, set for June 1-4 in Austin, Texas, will feature the world premiere of season three of the hit HBO show starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine. […]

Next Big Thing: Mariel Molino’s Journey From Telenovelas to Fronting a New Freeform Thriller

When Mariel Molino was a little girl, all she wanted was to be on the Disney Channel. “The American dream, for me, was Hannah Montana,” says the Mexican American actress. “I even wanted my dad to be Billy Ray Cyrus, but he had a really thick accent, so I wasn’t sure how that would work.” […]

‘Grown-ish’ Renewed for Sixth Season at Freeform

The -ish universe continues to roll on at Freeform. The Disney-owned cable channel has renewed Grown-ish for a sixth season. The pickup comes a week ahead of the comedy’s Jan. 18 return to the schedule with the second half of season five. During Freeform’s time at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Wednesday, the […]

Dolly Alderton and Phoebe Robinson on Adapting Their Own Memoirs for Television

At first glance, Everything’s Trash and Everything I Know About Love may seem most similar for their titles, the two monikers rife with potential for a “Who’s on First” style conundrum. Both series deal with the perils and pleasures of being young in the big city. Everything’s Trash‘s protagonist Phoebe, a well-known podcaster living in […]

‘Good Trouble’ Renewed for Season 5 at Freeform

Freeform will continue to find Good Trouble.   The Disney-backed basic cable network used its platform at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to announce a fifth-season renewal for its second-longest-running scripted original. The series, a spinoff of The Fosters, ranks as one of the year’s top 10 ad-supported cable dramas among women […]

‘Bachelor’ Spinoff Star Emily Ferguson Marries NHL’s William Karlsson

The Bachelor alum Emily Ferguson married NHL player William Karlsson on Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ferguson and Karlsson, who have been dating since 2017, tied the knot at Resorts World Las Vegas. The couple, who announced their engagement in December 2020, live in Las Vegas, where Karlsson plays hockey for the Vegas Golden […]

Phoebe Robinson, Jonathan Groff Extend ABC Signature Overall Deals

Phoebe Robinson is staying at Disney. The creator and star of Everything’s Trash, which premieres Wednesday night on Freeform, has extended her overall deal with ABC Signature. Separately, Jonathan Groff — who’s serving as showrunner for Everything’s Trash — has also re-upped with the studio. Both signed multi-year extensions. “I’m so happy to continue my […]

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), […]