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BOLD TYPE, THE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time Slot: 9:01 PM-10:02 PM EST on FREEFORM
Episode Title: (#110) "Carry the Weight"
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JANE HAS AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE WHEN SHE WRITES A PIECE ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SEASON FINALE EPISODE OF 'THE BOLD TYPE,' AIRING TONIGHT, ON FREEFORM

Viewers Can Catch Up Via the Freeform App for Mobile Devices and Connected TV, On Demand, Hulu and Online

Series Stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy Will Participate in a Facebook Live Chat Immediately Following the East Coast Airing on "The Bold Type" Facebook Page

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will air an affecting season finale episode of breakout hit "The Bold Type" centering on the issue of sexual assault. "The Bold Type" season finale will air tonight on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, at 9:01 p.m. EDT; and episodes are available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com (same date and time). Additionally, the first nine episodes are available to binge on the Freeform app for mobile devices and connected TV, On Demand, Freeform.com and Hulu.

In the episode, "Carry the Weight," Jane struggles with telling Jacqueline about her decision to leave Scarlet, especially when she's asked to write a piece about a performance artist/activist who is speaking out about sexual assault. After how things were left with Adena, Kat is distracted while trying to throw a memorable NY Fashion Week party for Scarlet. And Sutton gets into an awkward situation at work with Richard and Alex.

Immediately following the east coast airing, fans can head over to "The Bold Type'''s Facebook page for an exclusive chat with series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. They will discuss the powerful season finale, answer fan questions and share some behind-the-scenes secrets about the series' first season.

Freeform is partnering with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) around the episode to provide resources for consumers. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800.656.HOPE, which provides 24/7 help to users connecting them with local sexual assault service providers. RAINN also runs online.rainn.org, a confidential online chat platform staffed by trained support specialists.

Described by the New York Times as "'Sex and the City' meets 'Girls,'" "The Bold Type" continues to garner praise. Vulture named the show "the biggest TV surprise of 2017." IndieWire called the series "one of the most addictive and progressive series on TV this summer." Refinery29 notes "one thing is clear about Freeform's new series 'The Bold Type': It's wonderfully obsessed with women supporting women." And Entertainment Weekly named "The Bold Type" as one of the summer's biggest breakouts.

The series stars Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Sam Page as Richard Hunter, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine. "The Bold Type" is executive produced by Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Joanna Coles and Ruben Fleischer. Holly Whidden is co-executive producer. The series is a Universal Television and The District production.

About Freeform

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.

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BOLD TYPE, THE (FREEFORM)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/9/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second & third of 10 episodes each) on 10/4/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Freeform's press release, October 2017) Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, announced today that breakout series "The Bold Type" has been picked up for two additional seasons, each consisting of 10 one-hour episodes. Amanda Lasher ("Togetherness," "Gossip Girl") joins the Universal Television series as executive producer/showrunner. Described by The New York Times as "the most ambitious attempt to depict the millennial viewers the network was built for," "The Bold Type" has garnered praise from critics at Vulture, calling it "the best surprise of 2017 so far"; Refinery 29 said it's "refreshing - and reflective of an industry that now, more than ever, needs the voices of young women"; and Vanity Fair called it "the bubbly, ridiculous dramedy you need this summer." TV Guide also noted that the series is "bound to knock your socks off," while Entertainment Weekly simply said, "#LoveIt." Based on the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer, Hearst and former EIC of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the series follows the lives of three close friends living in New York City as they navigate their career, sexuality, identity and ultimately find their own voice in a sea of intimidating leaders. Global women's magazine, "Scarlet," serves as the backdrop for the series - with Melora Hardin as "Jacqueline," their boss and mentor, this rising generation of unapologetically fierce women are primed to take on the world and smash the patriarchy - one selfie at a time. Freeform's love letter to modern feminism, "The Bold Type" tackles social issues and politics as much as it does love and fashion. Season one of "The Bold Type" has garnered over 20 million views on Freeform and all digital platforms.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aisha Dee as Kat
· Emily C. Chang as Lauren
· Katie Stevens as Jane
· Matt Ward as Alex
· Meghann Fahy as Sutton
· Melora Hardin as Jacqueline
· Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin
· Sam Page as Richard
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Bernad as EP
· Gary Fleder as DIR (Pilot)
· Holly Whidden as CO-EP
· Joanna Coles as EP
· Ruben Fleischer as EP
· Sarah Watson as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· District, The
· Universal Television