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Freeform Targets the Post-Collegiate Crowd With Authentic, Inclusive Stories

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Wendy Straker Hauser has found her fountain of youth. As the showrunner for the Freeform friendship drama “The Bold Type,” Hauser gets to tell the story of three young women tackling love and life in the Big Apple’s wild and wonderful world of magazine journalism. The show, which stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy, is entering its fourth season.

“There was something about ‘The Bold Type’ that felt so personal to me,” says Hauser, who jumped on the series as a writer in between seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Now she helms “The Bold Type.”

“I grew up in New York and I worked in magazines and it felt like my 20s,” she says. “I’ve been able to go back and relive this really important time in my life when everything felt really raw and significant and scary. When friendships are your family. And I
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Grown-ish: Season Three; Ryan Destiny (Star) to Recur on Freeform Series

Ryan Destiny is moving to Freeform. Deadline reports the Star star will recur on season three of Grown-ish.

A spin-off of Black-ish, the comedy series centers on Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at college and explores issues facing the contemporary university student. The cast also includes Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook.

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TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘Queer Eye’ Season 4 Trailer (Watch)

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TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘Queer Eye’ Season 4 Trailer (Watch)
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix drops the trailer for fourth season of “Queer Eye” and Amazon announces the premiere date for its first ever original stand-up special.

Casting

Ryan Destiny, best known for playing one of the leads on Fox’s “Star,” will join the cast of “Grown-ish” for the upcoming third season in a recurring role. She will play Jillian, a university student who can talk art and music with Luca (Luka Sabbat), politics and activism with Aaron (Trevor Jackson), and also fits right in with Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her eclectic crew of girls.

Dates

Amazon has announced that its first ever original stand-up special “Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time” will be available for streaming on Friday, Aug. 16. The special will see Gaffigan using his signature everyman humor to “deal with the unthinkable.”

The truTV comedy series “Adam Ruins Everything” will release eight new episodes on Tuesday,
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‘Grown-ish’: Ryan Destiny To Recur On Season 3 Of Freeform Series

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‘Grown-ish’: Ryan Destiny To Recur On Season 3 Of Freeform Series
Star’s Ryan Destiny is set for a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Freeform’s hit comedy series grown-ish. Production on season 3 begins today.

Destiny will play Jillian, a transfer student from an Hbcu who has come to study filmmaking at Cal U. Smart, worldly, and cultured, Jillian can talk art and music with Luca (Luka Sabbat), politics and activism with Aaron (Trevor Jackson), and also fits right in with Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her eclectic crew of girls.

Cast also includes Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat, Deon Cole, and recently upped-to-series-regular Diggy Simmons.

grown-ish is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education, and follows Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think
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Grown-ish on Freeform: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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Will Zoey Johnson stay in school? Has the Grown-ish TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Grown-ish, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

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A Freeform spin-off of ABC's Black-ish, the Grown-ish TV series stars Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook. The sitcom centers on Zoey Johnson (Shahidi), as she pursues her education at Southern California University and explores issues facing the contemporary college student.

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‘Grown-ish’ Ep On Tackling More Social Issues & Possibly Going Beyond The College Years – Atx

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‘Grown-ish’ Ep On Tackling More Social Issues & Possibly Going Beyond The College Years – Atx
Atx Television Festival-goers were treated to a never-before-seen upcoming episode from Season 2B of Freeform’s Grown-ish series, followed by a Q&A session with executive producer Craig Doyle and stars Yara Shahidi, Francia Raisa, Jordan Buhat, and Trevor Jackson.

The second half of the season will continue to follow Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they find themselves at dramatic crossroads in their relationships, academics, and adulthood. Since being cut off by her father at the end of Season 2A, Zoey must now adjust to a new way of living, which won’t come without its complications.

“This is the first time that Zoey is generally out of her bubble because she’s always had that socioeconomic status to fall back on,” said Shahidi. “Even in those moments where she is connected to the world around her, there’s that layer of the class system and the fact that
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Jordyn Woods's Character on Grown-ish Is the Opposite of Her Real-Life Persona

When Freeform's Grown-ish returns on June 5, there will be at least one headline-grabbing new cast member. Jordyn Woods, the actress and model at the center of the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, is set to join the teen drama's cast. The role marks Woods's acting debut; up to this point, her career has mostly been based in the modeling world. Kylie Jenner's ex-best friend is set to be a guest star, not a series regular during the second season, but the exact number of episodes she'll be in is currently unknown.

According to People, Woods will play a character named Dee, a college freshman a year below sophomore Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi). The casting notice describes Dee as a "sweet soul with a soft-spoken and sincere vulnerability." People also confirmed that Woods's first episode will come later in the season, reporting the date of her debut episode as July 24, over
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Jordyn Woods's Character on Grown-ish Is the Opposite of Her Real-Life Persona

When Freeform's Grown-ish returns on June 5, there will be at least one headline-grabbing new cast member. Jordyn Woods, the actress and model at the center of the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, is set to join the teen drama's cast. The role marks Woods's acting debut; up to this point, her career has mostly been based in the modeling world. Kylie Jenner's ex-best friend is set to be a guest star, not a series regular during the second season, but the exact number of episodes she'll be in is currently unknown.

According to People, Woods will play a character named Dee, a college freshman a year below sophomore Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi). The casting notice describes Dee as a "sweet soul with a soft-spoken and sincere vulnerability." People also confirmed that Woods's first episode will come later in the season, reporting the date of her debut episode as July 24, over
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Atx Television Festival Adds ‘Euphoria’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Grown-ish’ And Kevin Bacon To Program Slate

  • Deadline
The Atx Television Festival has unveiled a second wave of programming for its eighth season, which will now include the premiere of the HBO teen drama Euphoria from Sam Levinson.

Also on tap for the festival, which this year runs June 6-9 in Austin, is ABC’s always-popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, a screening of an all-new episode of Freeform’s Grown-ish and an advance screening of a brand spanking new Archer episode. Kevin Bacon is also slated to join the festival’s previously announced presentation of the never-picked-up Tremors pilot from writer/executive producer Andrew Miller and based on the 1990 ncult horror pic.

The second wave of programming adds to the Atx Television Festival’s previously announced slate. The debut of Euphoria on June 6 will be followed by a panel conversation with creator/executive producer Levinson, and cast members Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira and Eric Dane. The
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Even If Megastar Zendaya Were in a Relationship, We Probably Wouldn't Know About It

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Zendaya is one of Instagram's highest-ranking social media influencers, a powerful advocate for reassessing Hollywood's limited beauty standards, and the new lead for HBO's forthcoming Skins-esque series Euphoria - when in the world would she have time to date? The stunning 22-year-old former Disney Channel star is one celebrity who has largely succeeded in keeping her personal life private, but thankfully, we still get little tidbits about her romantic life from time to time. Though currently single, Zendaya has been rumored to have a few more-than-friends in her life.

The first: fellow Disney star Trevor Jackson. Though they'd known each other for a while, Zendaya didn't start seriously "hanging out" with Trevor until 2012, when the two were rumored to have begun a four-year relationship. Fans definitely saw sparks flying in Trevor's 2013 music video for "Like We Grown," where Zendaya played his love interest, yet the pair always insisted the chemistry was merely platonic.
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‘Good Trouble’, ‘Grown-ish’ & ‘Siren’ Get Summer Return Dates On Freeform

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Freeform has set premiere dates for the season bow of Good Trouble and the midseason returns of Grown-ish and Siren. Check out the new key art for the first two and a first-look photo of Siren below.

The sophomore run of Good Trouble will launch at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. The Fosters spinoff series follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young-adult lives in Los Angeles, with Mariana tackling the male-dominated world of tech and Callie facing the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to the Coterie downtown, they realize that living on their own is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Tommy Martinez, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele and Roger Bart co-star.

Grown-ish, a spinoff of Freeform corporate sib ABC’s Black-ish, will kick off the second half of its Season 2 at 8 p.
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Freeform Adds Luka Sabbat, Ej Johnson, Shaun Ross & More To Second Annual Summit

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Freeform Adds Luka Sabbat, Ej Johnson, Shaun Ross & More To Second Annual Summit
2nd Update: Freeform has added more panelists to the roster for its upcoming second annual Freeform Summit. Joining previously announced panelists are Luka Sabbat, Ej Johnson, Shaun Ross, Emma Hunton, Kayla Cromer and Dhruv Uday Singh, plus performances by Sofia Carson and Trevor Jackson. A panel breakdown can be found at the bottom of the story.

Previous Update, Jan. 17: Freeform held its inaugural Freeform Summit last year, and has decided to make it a yearly event. The second annual Freeform Summit will be held Wednesday, March 27 at Goya Studios in Hollywood.

The day-long event will feature talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series including Good Trouble, grown-ish, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Siren, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, The Bold Type, and the upcoming series Besties, Freeform said in its announcement.

This year’s theme, according to the network, will be a reimagined beauty pageant (“The UnPageant”), providing
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Grown-ish: Season Two; Freeform Series Resumes in June

Grown-ish is finally coming back! Freeform just announced the TV show's second season will return in June.

A spinoff of Black-ish, the comedy series centers on Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at college and explores issues facing the contemporary university student. The cast also includes Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook.

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Jussie Smollett Episode of TNT’s ‘Drop the Mic’ Pulled in Wake of Scandal

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TNT has pulled an upcoming episode of its hip-hop roast battle show “Drop the Mic” featuring “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. The episode, set to air March 6, was yanked following the arrest of Smollett on Thursday for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself.

In the episode, Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on “Orange Is The New Black,” faced off against Smollett in a battle. Also on the episode, famed “American Idol” star Clay Aiken took on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering.

“We had an episode of ‘Drop The Mic’ this season with Jussie that you’ll now (correctly) never see, but sadly it will shelve Clay Aiken, Who Was A Very Good Rapper (at least for now),” executive producer Jensen Karp wrote on Twitter.

The Smollett episode of “Drop the Mic” is actually already available in at least one spot, however: YouTube is currently offering the episode for a $1.99 fee.
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Grown-ish: Season Two Ratings

In its freshman outing on Freeform, the Grown-ish TV show, a spin-off of ABC's Black-ish, was a top-three show for the cable network. Can it continue to perform well in the ratings in the second season, or will it end up in a sophomore slump? Will Grown-ish be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status update below.

A Freeform coming-of-age comedy, Grown-ish stars Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook. The Freeform TV show centers on Zoey Johnson (Shahidi) at college and explores issues facing the contemporary university student.

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Grown-ish: Season Two Viewer Votes

Is the second season of the Grown-ish TV show on Freeform making the grade? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Grown-ish is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the season two episodes of Grown-ish. **Status update below.

A Freeform sitcom, Grown-ish stars Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook. The Black-ish spin-off centers on Zoey Johnson (Shahidi), as she matriculates at Southern California University and explores issues facing the contemporary college student.

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Richard E. Grant calls for 'best casting' award to be created by Bafta and Oscar

Richard E. Grant calls for 'best casting' award to be created by Bafta and Oscar
He was talking at the first Casting Directors Awards held in London on Tuesday,

Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant has called on Bafta and the Oscars to introduce best casting categories, saying casting work has been “astonishingly un-celebrated” by the film industry.

“I’ve wondered whether it’s because it’s female-dominated that it hasn’t been as to the forefront of other awards,” Grant told Screen at the inaugural Casting Directors Guild (Cdg) awards in London last night (February 12).

“There should be a category for them [at the Baftas and Oscars]. Casting director comes up in the list of credits so
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Grown-ish: Season Three Renewal from Freeform for Black-ish Spinoff

Here's some news to grow on. Freeform has renewed its Grown-ish TV show for a third season. The college-centric Black-ish spinoff, is currently airing season two, so the renewal comes early, but no word on whether or not that will net any extra credit.

A Freeform teen dramedy, Grown-ish Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Jordan Buhat, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook. The sitcom centers on Zoey Johnson (Shahidi), as she pursues her education at Southern California University and explores issues facing the contemporary college student. Read More…
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grown-ish Renewed for Season 3

grown-ish Renewed for Season 3
Junior year is officially a go for grown-ish: Freeform has renewed its black-ish spinoff for a third season, the cable net announced Tuesday.

Currently in the midst of Season 2, grown-ish stars Yara Shahidi as college student Zoey Johnson, who navigates the ups and downs of higher education alongside her best friends. In the show’s second season, Zoey and her classmates have returned to CalU with confidence and swagger after learning from the mistakes of their freshman year — but they quickly realize they’re not as grown as they think.

The ensemble includes Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat,
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‘Grown-ish’ Renewed For Season 3 By Freeform – TCA

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Freeform has ordered a third season of critically praised series grown-ish. The renewal was announced Tuesday at TCA.

The renewal comes amid strong ratings for the spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish. Season to date, grown-ish ranks as the No. 1 comedy on cable among women 18-49 and females 12-34. The series also ranks among this season’s Top 3 cable comedies with women 18-34 (No. 2), adults 18-34 (No. 3) and persons 12-34 (No. 3).

Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Deon Cole, grown-ish is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education.

Season 2 follows Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re
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