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Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Freeform gets a new logo and tagline -- “A little forward”
The younger-skewing cable channel is undergoing a makeover two years after transitioning from ABC Family. "At Freeform, we’re purposefully and passionately moving our brand forward by defying expectations and dismantling conventions; busting stereotypes of theme, cast and culture in service to a more inclusive world on and off screen,” said Freeform president Tom Ascheim. He also promoted a video using words like "sweet," "funny," "scary" and "desperate" to describe Freeform’s programming.
- Freeform renews Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish for Season 2
- The Bold Type’s Season 2 premiere set for June 12; Nikohl Boosheri and Stephen Conrad Moore promoted to series regulars
- Famous in Love returns for Season 2 on April 4
- Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres June 7
- Freeform reveals a trailer for Siren mermaid thriller
# TOPICS: Freeform, Black-ish, The Bold Type, Famous in Love, Grown-ish, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Siren, Nikohl Boosheri, Stephen Conrad Moore, Tom Ascheim, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups, Trailers & Teasers
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
Broad City offered TV's most visceral Trump-themed episode
“Plenty of shows since last November have referenced Trump: The Good Fight, The Bold Type, The Mindy Project, Black-ish, American Horror Story: Cult,” says Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya. “Some of that commentary has been mild and broad (The Mindy Project); some has been fiery and poignant (Black-ish). But few attacks have been as incisive, direct, and visceral as Broad City’s “Witches,” which builds on the season’s existing anti-Trump sentiments, conveyed in just about every episode through protest signs, a pro-Planned Parenthood cold open, and Abbi and Ilana’s general disgust for Trump and nostalgia for Obama. ‘Witches,’ though, puts Trump-related anxiety at the forefront of the narrative.” ALSO: This season has been filled with melancholy and forced maturation.
Posted Wednesday 10/04/17 at 10:47PM EDT
The Bold Type renewed for Seasons 2 and 3—without its creator
The 20-episode, two-season pickup comes with a new showrunner. Creator Sarah Watson won’t return due to “creative differences” with Freeform, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 9:21PM EDT
The Bold Type really became great when it transcended its Cosmo influence
That it was based on the Cosmopolitan magazine world became heavy-handed early on, but the Freeform series really came into its own when it began ripping stories from the headlines. PLUS: Why the rape survivors scene was so important, and The Bold Type became “the anti-anti-hero friendship porn we all need.”
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 11:33PM EDT
How The Bold Type devised its Season 1 finale with its future up in the air
“There was that struggle of wanting to give a satisfying conclusion to all the characters' storylines while at the same time giving it a place to go if and when, god willing, we get a season two," says showrunner Sarah Watson.
Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
Why Freeform should stop waiting and renew The Bold Type
The show revolving around the employees of a women’s magazine is unusual, says Maureen Ryan, in that “a women’s desire to advance in her career is not treated as something that is vaguely shameful, nor are there any dumb, lazy plots about catfights, betrayals or backstabbing.” PLUS: How The Bold Type creates its soundtrack.