Freeform is launching three digital short-form series on Freeform.com, the Freeform app and Hulu.
Beginning today, Time for Bed with Punam Patel – a ‘cozy and intimate talk show’ with comedian/actress Punam Patel; School of doodle – ‘a variety of short-form videos celebrating the arts,’ and Open Roads – ‘focuses on the nonprofit organization Open Roads, which provides filmmaking wilderness camps for high school students.’
Full series descriptions and the first episodes of each series follow the jump.
Freeform has ordered a second season for its new sci-fi hit Beyond.
The story of Holden Matthews – a young man who awakens from a twelve-year coma with powers he neither understands, wants nor can control – has become a ratings bonanza for the network through a combination of linear (weekly) viewing and bingewatching the entire first season.
For those who are interested in the numbers, read on.
Burkely Duffield has one of those everyman faces. The 24-year-old Canadian actor has started to string himself an impressive list of credits that include appearances in Minority Report The TV Series, Warcraft: The Beginning, The Tomorrow People and Supernatural. He’s now getting his big break heading up Freeform’s Sci-Fi series Beyond. If Stranger Things and Kyle XY had a baby it’d be Beyond. Beyond’s has a special 2-hr premiere Monday, January 2, 2016. The entire series is also going to be streaming on Freeform’s App after the special premiere. I’m not clear on if it’s going to be all 10 eps or will just be weekly.
Today Freeform is launching a singing competition with a ‘big break’ kind of prize – fans can submit videos of themselves singing the show’s theme song for a shot at being featured on the winter premiere of the show on January 31st.
For every entry received by the network, Disney and Freeform will donate a book to a child in foster care through First Book and the Magic of Storytelling campaign. Submissions will be accepted starting Friday, December 23rd, at 11:59 a.m. PST.
Single camera, half-hour comedy series Alone Together has been picked up by Freeform.
The series was created by and stars Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo, who play platonic best friends Esther and Benji – who want nothing more than to be accepted by the vain and status-obsessed culture.
The series is executive produced by The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) and written and executive produced by Povitsky and Aflalo.
Monday, December 26th arrives and you are Christmas’d out – tired, cranky (didn’t get the one special present you were hoping for; turkey stuffing sandwiches don’t sound at all appealing and Boxing Day sales might just push you over the edge…).
Cheer up! Freeform has you covered with its Moments to celebrate programming event! It will cover you until the New Year with fan fave films – including a Harry Potter Weekend – and a sneak preview of the network’s new series, Beyond (we’ve seen the two-hour premiere and it’s very entertaining!).
The fans of Denver, Colorado have won an exclusive screening of the season two premiere of Shadowhunters and the series premiere of Beyond. The screening will be held on December 10th. Cast members from both series will participate in a moderated Q&A following the screening.
Passes for the special screening of the two Freeform premiere episodes are limited and available on a first come, first served basis as of 12:30 pm EST. Follow the jump for details.
Freeform has announced the premiere dates for the final season of Pretty Little Liars and series debut of Famous in Love.
PLL’s final go around will commence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – and Freeform has begun a 150-day countdown clock to that premiere across all platforms – a clip of the day and other celebratory content will be released across the show’s social accounts and on PLL.com. There will also be a one-hour ‘tell all’ special following the series finale.
Famous in Love, from I. Marlene King – who also developed Pretty Little Liars, will premiere on Tuesday, April 18, following the PLL post-finale special.
Freeform will bid farewell to hit series Pretty Little Liars with a three-hour event – the two-hour series finale and a one-hour tell-all.
Immediately following the two-hour finale episode, “Pretty Little Liars” stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, and executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show to discuss all of the series’ tightly held secrets, behind-the-scenes insights, and top moments.
PLL’s final ten episodes are scheduled to air in April, 2017 – will and continue to bring back fan favorite characters as it has done during the first half of the season. A PLL wedding is also in store.