‘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.
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About Grown-ish TV Show
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(R)-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.
Half-hour comedy tackling current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators, it follows Zoey, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter from ABC’s Emmy®-nominated comedy black-ish, as she heads into her freshman year of college.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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