Freeform Upfronts: Trailers for THE BOLD TYPE, SIRENS, MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER and More

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Freeform unveiled news and trailers for a slew of new series at its Upfront presentation today.

SIREN (10 episodes) – Premieres Summer 2018
SIREN takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe (“The 5th Wave”) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to Ryn, a mysterious new girl in town played by Eline Powell (“Game of Thrones”), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (“An American Exorcism”) stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun (“Life’s a Drag”) stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on.

ALONE TOGETHER – Premieres Early 2018
ALONE TOGETHERis a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring Esther Povitsky (“Lady Dynamite,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Benji Aflalo (“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”). Esther and Benji are platonic best friends who want nothing more than to be accepted by the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles. Despite their sometimes contentious relationship, when push comes to shove, they’ve got each other’s back … And they have nobody else to hang out with.

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER (10 episodes) – Premieres early 2018
MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito and J.D. Evermore.

MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS (10 episodes) – Premieres in 2018
MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS is a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series. MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS is about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once – except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

THE BOLD TYPE – Premieres July 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
THE BOLD TYPE 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.

ANGRY ANGEL (WORKING TITLE) – Premiering December 2017 (Original Movie)
From director/producer Will Gluck of “Easy A” and “Annie” comes ANGRY ANGEL (working title), the story of a young woman who tries to get back to heaven after she seriously messes up. During this quest, she bumps into the love of her life and suddenly heaven doesn’t seem so great after all. Think “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the Snapchat generation. Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz will serve as executive producers.

LIFE-SIZE 2 STARRING TYRA BANKS – Premiering December 2018 (Original Movie)
Tyra Banks will reprise her iconic role as a doll that comes to life in the sequel to the beloved Disney movie LIFE-SIZE; but in the sequel, everyone’s favorite doll Eve has grown up. This time, she’s magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again, and along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie. Tyra Banks will also serve as executive producer.

FAMOUS IN LOVE: From Unknown to Famous in No Time Flat

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Paige Townsen is just a normal college girl working towards her business degree when FAMOUS IN LOVE debuts. But on the side Paige likes to dabble in acting. One day the next big movie franchise — “Locked” — goes into production and the movie needs a female lead. Paige attends the open casting call at the urging of her roommates Cassie and Jake and her life will never be the same again.

Paige catches the attention of the casting directors and her hunky co-star, Rainer Devon, leading to her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Hollywood’s newest “It girl”. As she struggles to balance her college workload and her professional life on the movie set, she’s also dealing with a potential love triangle between Rainer and Jake, who may be more than just a friend.

FAMOUS IN LOVE premieres tonight (April 18) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform following the return of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Series Finale Sneak Peek: Five Years Later

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The end is night, SWITCHED AT BIRTH fans. Tonight the series finale is upon us. Are you ready?

In the super-sized 90 minute episode, titled “Long Live Love”, Kathryn and Regina reminisce on the fact that it’s been five years in the show’s timeline since they first learned about the switch. As the women point out, they’ve come a very long way since that big discovery was revealed and now their families are closer than ever. Kathryn becomes very nostaglic after this talk, but this also leads to the discovery of a long buried family secret — stretching all the way back to the switch — that could change everything for this family.

Meanwhile, Daphne is competing against her ex-boyfriend Mungo for a coveted six-week paid internship in sports medicine. And Bay is struggling to prove herself as an artist to her father. Her boss suggests that she try to ink a celebrity so that her career can really start to take off.

And Toby will be meeting with a young woman named Amelia (guest star Lauren Potter, GLEE), who has Down Syndrome and really changes his perception about his son’s future. Finally, there’s Travis, who has offered a job in Japan at the end of the last episode. Will he take it and end his relationship with Bay?

Don’t miss the series finale of SWITCHED AT BIRTH tonight (April 11) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

Freeform Orders MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS Straight to Series

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Freeform has given a straight-to-series order to MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS. This will mark Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series.

MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS is “about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to
make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once – except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.  The series will feature fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (Doreen Green) as a totally empowering fan girl—tough, optimistic and a natural leader. Doreen is confident and has the powers of a squirrel…. She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves.”

The network has ordered ten half-hour episodes that will debut in 2018.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Sneak Peek: Racing to the Hospital

There’s only 10 episodes left of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, but A.D.’s deadly game is heating up when the show returns for its final (half) season. After Noel Kahn’s abrupt death, the Liars are trying to put their lives back together, but a gift from A.D. will throw that plan off course.

Spencer, meanwhile, will be trying to learn more about her connection to Mary Drake, while Mona helps Hanna get her fashion career back on track. On the relationship front, Aria and Ezra are trying to figure out what their future holds now that Nicole has reappeared, while Emily struggles to keep a balance between Ali and Paige now that all three of them are working at Rosewood High.

Recently the producer’s announced that the final 10 episodes will absolutely reveal A.D.’s identity, but are the fans ready for it?

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

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.