|Season 01, Episode 01|
|Air date||April 18, 2017|
|Written by||I. Marlene King & Rebecca Serle|
|Directed by||Miguel Arteta & Tawnia McKiernan|
A Star is Torn
|“||This is going to change your life!||”|
— Jake to Paige
The show follows ordinary college student Paige as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It-Girl in town, as well as balancing her college workload. As her public profile continues to rise and the undeniable chemistry with her new co-star and Hollywood heartthrob Rainer Devon grows, the more her friendships are strained with her two best friends – particularly Jake, who may be more than just her friend.
- Paige lands the role of August Roch in the movie Locked.
- Cassandra supposedly prostitutes herself to a man named Brody to get money.
- The feud between Rainer and Jordan lies in the fact that Tangey Turner, Rainer's girlfriend, cheated on him with Jordan.
- Alexis and Dakota are in a secret romantic relationship, but they pretend to be enemies, in the media eye.
- Nina sleeps with Jordan.
- Filming began in November 2015.
- The premiere of the episode will coincide with the release of the entire season being available on Freeform's app and website and Hulu for binge-watching.
- Chad Lowe, an actor and episode director from I. Marlene King's show Pretty Little Liars, appeared as Paige was exiting her audition with Rainer, answering to the name "Chad".
- The pilot episode was believed that been re-shot.
- A leaked script for the original pilot shows many differences compared to the actual pilot.
- Charlie DePew replaced another actor, Jesse Henderson, who "starred in the original pilot", for the character of Jake Salt.
- Many sources promoting Famous in Love state an actor named Mark Valley would recur as a character named Grant Devon, Nina's husband and Rainer's father.