Freeform Announces Premiere Dates for SHADOWHUNTERS, THE FOSTERS, STITCHERS and More

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Freeform is already prepping for summer with the announcement of the season premiere dates for SHADOWHUNTERS, STITCHERS and THE FOSTERS, as well as the series premiere date for THE BOLD TYPE.

First up is SHADOWHUNTERS, which will return for the second half of season 2 on Monday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The “Shadowhunters and Downworlders reeling from what happened at the New York Institute in the winter finale. As the rift between the two sides grows larger, the team and their Downworld friends and lovers are put in the middle of the dangerous divide. Torn between the Clave’s rules and what they feel is right, Clary, Jace, Alec and Isabelle struggle to help forge a new beginning. Relationships will be tested, a new Shadowhunter named Sebastian will join the fray and the Seelie Queen will step out of the shadows in the summer season.”

The new season of STITCHERS will debut Monday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. “Kirsten and the Stitchers team hack into the minds of the recently deceased to investigate diverse and unusual cases spanning from international relations to within their own families. New relationships will develop while others will end, and the true purpose of the Stitchers program will be revealed.”

THE FOSTERS is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:00, but the fifth season will premiere on Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The drama’s fifth season will include the milestone 100th episode.

Finally, THE BOLD TYPE will have its two-hour series debut on Tuesday, July 11 at 9:00 p.m. The show is “inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion. The series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine.”

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: Bay Gets a New Job and Daphne Suffers from a Scandal

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Mingo and Daphne’s photo from last week’s party blows up online in this week’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH. The photo goes viral on a local social media site, with quite a few people accusing them both of appropriating black culture. Daphne’s friend Iris is particularly upset and a petition starts circulating to remove Mingo from his position as RA. Daphne doesn’t seem to understand why they did something wrong and she takes her freedom of expression argument to the local paper via an op-ed piece.

Meanwhile, Bay approaches the city’s hottest tattoo artist for a job, but the lady doesn’t want to give her a chair, just an apprenticeship. Bay is understandably upset as this is a demotion from her job in China, but things become particularly hairy when a customer asks Bay to tattoo her instead of going to the shop’s owner.

Meanwhile, John needs a new pitcher for the school’s team and he wants to transfer in a student. Unfortunately, the student demands a car, which just happens to be against the NCAA’s rules and Kathryn’s moral code.

Finally, Regina and her boy-toy get paired with another student to do a project, but he’s not happy to be working with the “old lady”.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH tonight (February 7) at

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Season 5 Teasers: To China and Back Again

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Previously on SWITCHED AT BIRTH: Bay was caught between Travis and Emmett, Toby and Lily debated moving to England with their newborn son, and Daphne invited Bay to accompany her on a trip to China.

We open season 5 with an emergency as Daphne drags an ill Bay through the woods, frantically searching for a doctor. Her deafness and the language barrier make it hard for her to understand how the doctor is treating Bay, but an English-speaking woman stops by a few hours later with a bit of bad news: Bay is suffering from Japanese encephalitis and one in four patents don’t recover.

Here’s what else you can expect from the season 5 premiere of SWITCHED AT BIRTH:

Extending the Vacation. Obviously Bay wasn’t going to die during the season premiere and Daphne is thrilled when she recovers, even though it takes several weeks. This whole experience and the trip to China has really brought the two girls closer together and Bay suggests that they extend their vacation.

Romantic Entanglements. Bay makes a choice between the two men in her lives in the first few minutes of the premiere. We don’t spoil her pick, but he shows up for a visit in China and then stays for the long-term.

Ten Months Later, Stateside. As the girls enjoy China, we return to Kansas City 10 months after the girls first departed, where Kathryn is a department head at UMKC and John is the school’s coach. Meanwhile, Regina is taking business classes at UMKC and dating her much younger co-student, Luca, but they’re keeping the relationship under the radar.

The Call. We see the scene again from the season 4 finale, where Bay is frantically telling Daphne they need to return home. When we next see them they have reunited with Regina back in Kansas City and we learn that someone has gone through a health scare, although they’re not taking the situation too seriously.

Adjusting to Normal Life. Now that the girls are back, they’re re-adjusting to their old lives. Bay wants to get another job at a tattoo parlour and move out, while Daphne wants to head back to school. She’s excited to be at school with her mother, but awkwardness ensues when she seems to have more in common with Luca than her mother does, even when she doesn’t know the truth about their relationship. And she’s feeling a bit discouraged when she can’t land a spot in the dorms and learns that the pre-med program is full.

Racial Tensions. SWITCHED AT BIRTH has never shied away from controversial or social issues and season 5 seems to be no exception. When Mingo dresses up as an African American singer for a costume party, it ignites a big racial debate that is sure to spill over into the next episodes.

Don’t miss the season premiere of SWITCHED AT BIRTH on January 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

FAMOUS IN LOVE Sneak Peek: The Audition

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I. Marlene King (the Executive Producer of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) is bringing another famous young adult book to the small screen with FAMOUS IN LOVE, which will air after the spring premiere of PLL.

FAMOUS IN LOVE revolves around ordinary college student Paige, who goes on an audition for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster (also based on a popular book). The clip below features the audition between Paige and Rainer, a popular actor who is set to be her co-star if she lands the role. And it looks like the pair get a little steamy during the audition.

Later, Paige does land the role, which means her ordinary life is no more because she’s about to star in Hollywood’s next big film. Her chemistry with Rainer will also continue to grow, which could lead to a relationship in the public eye. But her new life — balancing Hollywood and her college workload — strains her relationship with her two best friends – particularly Jake, who may be more than just her friend.

FAMOUS IN LOVE stars Bella Thorne as Paige Townsend, Carter Jenkins as Rainer Devon, Charlie Depew as Jake Salt, Georgie Flores as Cassandra Perkins, Niki Koss as Alexis Glenn, Pepi Sonuga as Tangey Turner, Keith Powers as Jordan Wilder and Perrey Reeves as Nina Devon.

FAMOUS IN LOVE will premiere on April 18 on Freeform.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Season 7B Sneak Peek: The Girls Get an Unexpected Gift

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is coming to an end. The final batch of episodes of the long-running show will be airing this spring and now Freeform has released the first sneak peek for the April premiere.

The clip — which you can view below — shows the girls getting a belated Christmas present from their stalker, but it leads them to suspect that Noel and Jenna aren’t actually A.D. like they had suspected. During the TCA panel today for the show’s final season, the producers revealed that what’s inside the box is a deadly game — one that could shatter the girls’ bond forever.

The producers also teased that the final 10 episodes will reveal A.D.’s identity and will also include a musical number and another time jump — but this time it will be a one-year jump.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns for its final 10 episodes on April 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

Freeform Renews BEYOND for a Second Season

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Earlier today Freeform announced that it was renewing THE FOSTERS for a fifth season and now the cable channel has announced that it’s renewing freshmen drama BEYOND for a second season.

”Our goal for launching BEYOND was to give the audience outstanding content in the way they want to watch it,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “The response has far exceeded our greatest expectations, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and we can’t wait to bring more ‘Beyond’ to its growing fan base.”

BEYOND launched on January 2, and in a network first, Freeform made every episode available across key digital platforms. In its first week alone, BEYOND has already amassed over 14 million views, including 7.0 million across digital platforms and reaching an additional 7.2 million Total Viewers on linear TV.

Freeform Announces Series Pick-Ups and Premiere Dates; Renews THE FOSTERS for a Fifth Season

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Freeform made some announcements today at TCA for its 2017 schedule with the series pickup of THE BOLD TYPE (formerly ISSUES); THE BACHELOR spin-off HAPPILY EVER AFTER? franchise returns and will feature fan favorite twins Emily and Haley Ferguson, premiering March 20; and a fifth season order for THE FOSTERS. It was also announced that Freeform’s original comedies YOUNG & HUNGRY and BABY DADDY will return with all-new episodes in March.

Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, the pilot THE BOLD TYPE has been picked up to series and is set to premiere in summer 2017. The show “reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.”

THE BACHELOR’s spin-off HAPPILY EVER AFTER? franchise will continue with a new unscripted series, titled THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? and will follow the fan favorite twins Emily and Haley Ferguson from Season 20 of THE BACHELOR and Season 3 of BACHELOR IN PARADISE.

Related: Freeform releases the first clip from season 7B of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

In addition, Freeform’s family drama THE FOSTERS has been greenlit for a fifth season, which will bring the series to the momentous 100-episode mark. The network will premiere all-new episodes from the fourth season on Tuesday, January 31, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

YOUNG & HUNGRY will premiere season five on Monday, March 13, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. In the fourth season finale, “Gabi and Josh decided to be ‘friends with benefits,’ much to the group’s chagrin, after their previous attempts at a relationship went awry. During the new season, Gabi and Josh try to prove to everyone that they won’t let feelings get in the way of their new arrangement, Sofia continues on the path to a career in journalism, and Josh faces an unexpected reunion with his estranged father.”

Finally, the season six premiere of BABY DADDY will air on Monday, March 13, at 8:30 p.m. EDT. The premiere “picks up three months after the finale, and Ben is still enthusiastically searching for the mysterious Elle. Danny and Riley are hunting for a good doctor to help with the pregnancy, and Bonnie desperately wants to be involved. Tucker is back from Los Angeles, but refuses to tell anyone what happened while he was there.”

Later in the day Freeform also renewed BEYOND for a second season.

BEYOND Sneak Peek: A Boy Awakens From a Coma With Strange New Powers

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A middle school-aged Holden Matthews is headed out to meet his friend Kevin and watch a meteor shower when BEYOND begins. Soon a fight with some older boys leads to a chase and Holden crashing in the woods. And something strange happens there before a white light causes Holden to black out and then fall into a coma.

Twelve years later he wakes up in the hospital and his parents (Tom and Diane) are overjoyed to really see him again. But he’s shocked to learn he’s been out so long and the doctors are baffled at how healthy his body is after his long coma. His family is also being inundated with phone calls from the press after his miraculous recovery.

It’s not long after that Holden starts having strange dreams of a mysterious man reaching for him and a woman’s voice saying “see you soon”. And each morning he’s waking up in the woods where he was injured all those years ago without any knowledge of how he got there.

Soon after his doctor’s office at the hospital is being broken into and a young woman Holden meets (Willa) at a department store warns him that he’s in danger and he should trust no one. His strange new abilities become terrifyingly clear when he goes for an MRI, sees that strange dream man again (who is telling not not to “hold back”), and then seems to fritz the MRI machine and cause a fire in the lab.

Something is clearly happening to — and around — Holden. A mysterious voice on the phone is making plans for Holden and not everyone in his life can be trusted. When a man attacks Holden claiming he knows about his powers, Holden is faced with the prospect of uncovering what happened to him.

In the second hour of the premiere, Holden tries to forget about his recent bizarre encounters and lead a “normal” life. His brother Luke tries to help Holden acclimate to his new surroundings and brings him along to a college party. Holden hits it off with a friendly co-ed, but strange memories of Willa lead to disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, Diane and Tom try to bond with Holden as an adult.

The two-hour series premiere of BEYOND airs on Monday, January 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform. All ten episodes of BEYOND will be available via digital platforms, including the Freeform App, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu, simultaneous with the premiere.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: Freeform to Air Tell-All Special After Series Finale

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Immediately following the two-hour series finale, PRETTY LITTIE LIARS stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show to discuss all of the series’ tightly held secrets, behind-the-scenes insights, and top moments, Freeform announced today.

The tell-all, which will premiere immediately after the two-hour series finale, will allow viewers the
chance to digest all the drama that happened in the finale alongside the main cast and I. Marlene
King. Burning fan questions will be asked and answered, and the audience will get the all the scoop
on the ins and outs of A.D. and the #PLLEndGame. The after show will serve as a retrospective
celebration of the past seven seasons and as a way for the fans to say goodbye to the show.

The final 10 episodes of PRETTY LITTIE LIARS will air beginning in April 2017. Season seven will continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions, bringing back old characters as it has already done in the first half of the season, including Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pastor Ted Wilson (Edward Kerr), Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) and Sydney

Freeform Announces Premiere Dates for SWITCHED AT BIRTH and THE FOSTERS

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Today Freeform announced the premiere dates for two returning drama series: SWITCHED AT BIRTH and THE FOSTERS.

THE FOSTERS returns with new episodes on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST. As the fourth season of THE FOSTERS continues, the show picks up from the summer cliffhanger finale that left several family members in peril.

The fifth and final season of SWITCHED AT BIRTH premieres on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The final season will include the topical issue of campus race relations — culminating with an episode told from the perspective of several African-American characters — and the milestone 100 th episode of the series.

Here’s a summary of Freeform’s winter schedule:

Monday, January 2, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST – Season two premiere of SHADOWHUNTERS
Monday, January 2, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST – Special two-hour series premiere of BEYOND
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST – Winter premiere of THE FOSTERS
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST – Season five premiere of SWITCHED AT BIRTH