or


[08/30/17 - 09:31 AM]
Freeform Grows Cast of "grown-ish" with Francia Raisa and Jordan Buhat as Series Regulars and R&B Duo Chloe x Halle Set to Recur
The 13-episode, single-camera comedy will start production next week and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App, available on connected TV, mobile devices and online.

[via press release from Freeform]

FREEFORM GROWS CAST OF 'GROWN-ISH' FRANCIA RAISA AND JORDAN BUHAT JOIN AS SERIES REGULARS R&B DUO CHLOE x HALLE SET TO RECUR

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, has added two series regulars and two recurring characters to "grown-ish," a spin-off of ABC's award-winning hit series "black-ish," starring breakout star Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, from ABC Signature Studios. The 13-episode, single-camera comedy will start production next week and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App, available on connected TV, mobile devices and online.

Francia Raisa ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Jordan Buhat ("Summer of '84") join the previously announced cast of Yara Shahidi ("black-ish"), Deon Cole ("black-ish"), Chris Parnell ("Saturday Night Live"), Emily Arlook ("The Good Place," "Hand of God") and Trevor Jackson ("Burning Sands," "American Crime"). Singing duo Chloe x Halle (Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey), who recently served as one of Beyoncé's opening acts for the European leg of The Formation World Tour, have also joined the cast in recurring roles.

From "black-ish" executive producer Kenya Barris comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey - Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter - as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

Raisa will portray Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University. Buhat will portray Vivek, a first generation Indian-American freshman at Southern California University with an endearing lack of self-awareness. Singing sisters Chloe x Halle will portray twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who are on the track team at the college.

Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series.

The series joins Freeform's expanding original comedy slate including "Young & Hungry," starring Emily Osment; along with recently announced comedies "Alone Together," starring Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky; and "Marvel's New Warriors," starring Milana Vayntrub and Derek Theler, both set to premiere in 2018.

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.

About ABC Signature Studios

ABC Signature Studios is ABC Studios' boutique division spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable, as well as digital platforms. Signature is currently in pre-production on their half-hour comedy series "SMILF" for Showtime, based on the Sundance Award-winning short film from Frankie Shaw who wrote, directed and will star in the show. Shaw produces with Groundswell Productions and Quantity Entertainment. Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios are also in pre-production on three new series including "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" for Freeform. Signature co-produced with Fifty Fathoms the recently aired John Ridley series "Guerrilla" for Sky Atlantic and Showtime, starring Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba. Signature's other credits include "Dead of Summer," "Blood & Oil," "Benched" and the Emmy-nominated HBO film "Confirmation," starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.





  [august 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· GROWN-ISH (FREEFORM)





[07/15/19 - 09:19 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Unexpected" Returns for a Third Season on August 4 at 10PM ET/PT
The eye-opening show takes a raw look at several teenage couples' journeys through parenthood, and the responsibilities that fall upon each family as they struggle to raise multiple generations, oftentimes under the same roof.

[07/15/19 - 09:18 AM]
Written, Produced, Starring and Directed by Alton Brown, Long-Anticipated New Season of Landmark Series "Good Eats" Joins Food Network Primetime Lineup
Look for back-to-back episodes on Sunday, August 25 beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/15/19 - 09:07 AM]
Following the Success of "Versailles" and "Riviera," Ovation Returns to France with "Maigret"
Rowan Atkinson stars as world-renowned fictional French detective Jules Maigret, who has been featured in 75 books written by Georges Simenon.

[07/15/19 - 09:01 AM]
The AIMS Team Is Back with a Brand-New Season of "Mountain Monsters" on Travel Channel
The cult-classic series moves to its new home on Travel Channel with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, August 21.

[07/15/19 - 08:01 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage
The series will air live, back-to-back nights on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time to both debates across its social media accounts.

[07/14/19 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Furious 7" Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the low key evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/13/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline NBC" Holds Off Demo Competition
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is still the most-watched network.

[07/12/19 - 10:24 AM]
"Mindhunter" Season 2 Premieres August 16
Netflix confirmed the show's return via social media.

[07/12/19 - 09:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Wins Reality Showdown
CBS is the most-watched network last night and shares the adults 18-49 crown with FOX.

[07/12/19 - 09:04 AM]
"The Deuce" Final Season to Premiere Monday, September 9
HBO broke the news on social media this morning.

[07/12/19 - 08:31 AM]
"In the Cut" Season Five Premieres Mon. July 15 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce
New episodes will premiere every Monday night at the same time throughout the summer and into the fall.

[07/12/19 - 06:01 AM]
Erin Krakow and Ryan Paevey Celebrate Summer Fun When They Host "2019 Summer Nights Preview Special" Premiering July 20th, on Hallmark Channel
Krakow and Paevey invite viewers to saddle up for a sneak peek at the network's annual "Summer Nights" programming event, featuring six original movie premieres celebrating the long, sun-soaked season of leisure and romance.

[07/12/19 - 01:03 AM]
"Grantchester" Will Return to ITV for a Fifth Series
The new season will start shooting this summer in Cambridgeshire, with further casting news set to be announced in due course.

[07/11/19 - 03:35 PM]
"Varsity Blues" Being Developed for Quibi
Writer Tripper Clancy and director Anne Fletcher are behind the small screen incarnation.

[07/11/19 - 02:25 PM]
BYUtv Adds "The Parent Trip," "The Fixers" & "Making Good" to Programming Slate
"These three new shows take audiences across the country and around the world to connect with families and communities improving lives by both having fun and working together," said Michael Dunn.