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Freeform Renews ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland’

Freeform Renews ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland’

  • Freeform has renewed 'Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland' and announced updates for all their programming.
Freeform Renews 'Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland'

Freeform has announced a range of programming news ahead of its Disney Advertising Sales Virtual Roadshow presentation.

Everything’s Gonna be Okay and Motherland: Fort Salem will both return for second seasons. The previously announced scripted comedy series Love in the Time of Corona will begin production this summer.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring both ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ back for second seasons. Each show’s originality, characters and themes struck a chord with our audience, and we’re excited to share the ambitious stories the writers have planned for season two,” said Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, Freeform. “We have a strong slate ahead, and with our young adult audience coming of age in a time that will forever impact their lives, we owe it to them to tell bold, authentic stories that reflect who they are and where they are going.”

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay follows Nicholas, a neurotic twenty-something-year-old who is forced to raise his two teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, after the untimely death of their father. The series stars Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison, and Maeve Press. The genre thriller Motherland: Fort Salem will continue has upped Lyne Renee to series regular.

Presumably due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down production, Freeform has moved three of its series to 2021.

Grownish will continue its third season next year. The number one comedy series on the network had its midseason finale in March. The show stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat, and Diggy Simmons. The psychological thriller Cruel Summer starring Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Olivia Holt will now premiere in 2021. Good Trouble which stars Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Sherry Cola, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Emma Hunton, Josh Pence, and Beau Mirchoff will return next year for a third season.

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Freeform also announced that fan-favorite series The Bold Type will return this summer on JUNE 11, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT for its fourth season.

Finally, with the success of “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kickoff to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas” which will continue on this year, Freeform will launch its newest programming block, “Summer Singalong,” featuring great movies with great music, including the network premiere of Disney’s live-action film “Aladdin,” keeping the celebration going all year round.

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