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Season 1
Season 01 | Number of Episodes: 10
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Premiere Airdate April 18, 2017
Finale Airdate June 13, 2017
Slogan The Brighter the Spotlight, The Darker the Secrets
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Season 1 is the premiere, and first season of Freeform series, Famous In Love.

The first episode and season was released on April 18, 2017, and the entire first season was made available for "binge watching" right away as part of Freeform's "Binge or Watch it Live" formula. Viewers were given the option to binge the entire 10 episodes on Freeform, Freeform On Demand, and Hulu, or watch it live each week.[1]

Synopsis

“Famous In Love” 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. [1]

Main Cast

Press Release

FREEFORM WILL LAUNCH ‘FAMOUS IN LOVE’ BY MAKING THE FULL SEASON AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE BINGE SIMULTANEOUS WITH LINEAR PREMIERE

All Ten Episodes of ‘Famous In Love,’ From Warner Horizon Television, Will Be Available Via Digital Platforms, Including the Freeform App, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu  Simultaneous with the Television Premiere on Tuesday, April 18

After the successful binge launch strategy of its newest series “Beyond,” Freeform will be making the highly anticipated series “Famous In Love” the next “binge-from-the-start” show in their programming slate. From Warner Horizon Television, “Famous In Love” will have its linear premiere on TUESDAY, APRIL 18, at 9:00 p.m. EDT, right after the premiere of “Pretty Little Liars.” The “Famous In Love” binge will be available starting on April 18 on multiple digital platforms, including the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu. In a network first, “Beyond” launched with a full season binge on digital and premiered as one of Freeform’s most successful series, generating more than 13 million starts across digital platforms to date with 87% of bingers finishing the series within one week.

“We promised to deliver great content to our viewers in the way they want to consume it and, coming off the incredible success of the ‘Beyond’ binge launch, we are excited to follow up on that strategy and launch ‘Famous In Love’ with a full binge on the night of its premiere,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform. “Marlene King has created a world that has all of the intrigue, sexiness and wish fulfillment that is perfect for our viewers who love to binge.” 

Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle published by Little, Brown and Company, “Famous In Love” follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) 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.

“Famous In Love” stars Bella Thorne (“The DUFF”), Carter Jenkins (“The Following”), Charlie DePew (“The Amazing Spiderman”), Georgie Flores (“CSI”), Niki Koss (“My Stepdaughter”), Pepi Sonuga (“The Fosters”), Keith Powers (“Straight Outta Compton”) and Perrey Reeves (“Entourage”).

I. Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars”), Christopher Fife (“Revenge”), Miguel Arteta (“Getting On”), Melissa Carter (“Queen Sugar”) and Dan Farah (“Ready Player One”) are executive producers, and Rebecca Serle is co-executive producer. The series is produced by Long Lake Media, Farah Films and Carmina Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Production

  • Freeform, then known as ABC Family, had picked up the pilot for fast-track development on March 19, 2015.[2]
  • The pilot was shot in November 2015; Freeform greenlit the pilot on April 7, 2016,[3] and shooting began on July 13, 2016, and wrapped up on October 18, 2016.
  • On November 18, 2016, Freeform announced that the series would premiere on April 18, 2017.
  • The series is based on the novel of the same name, written by Rebecca Serle. Serle worked with I. Marlene King to develop the novel into a television series.[4]

Reception

Famous In Love got over 10 million views across all platforms in the first five days after it premiered, mostly from binge watchers who finished the entire season in five days or less.[5]

Episodes

# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate No. in series
1 141856 1029-900x600 Pilot I. Marlene King & Rebecca Serle Miguel Arteta & Tawnia McKiernan April 18, 2017 1
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.
2 Bella-1 A Star is Torn I. Marlene King & Christopher Fife Norman Buckley April 25, 2017 2
On the eve of the big “Locked” cast announcement party, Paige is more nervous about telling her parents the truth about snagging her dream role than the actual event. With her parents set on her education taking priority, she tries to find a way to convince them – and herself – that she can do both. Meanwhile, the gossip is still swirling about Rainer and Jordan’s fight over Tangey, and Nina is determined to shut it down so it won’t hurt the film.
3 Not So Easy A (13) Not So Easy A Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol Michael Goi May 2, 2017 3
Having promised her parents that she would be able to balance school and the film’s schedule, Paige quickly learns that it is easier said than done. While trying to work on a crucial school paper, she keeps getting sidetracked with wardrobe fittings, photo shoots and screen tests. Leaning on Jake and Cassie for help, Paige quickly learns she may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Nina must make cuts to the movie budget, and Jake meets with an agent about his script.
4 Prelude to a Diss (6) Prelude to a Diss Rebecca Serle Mary Lou Belli May 9, 2017 4
Paige is determined to prove to everyone she can succeed, especially Alexis; but when everything seems to go awry on her first day on set, her confidence is shaken. And to make matters even stickier, Rainer asks Paige out on a date making her question if she wants to become the Hollywood cliché of dating her co-star or not. Meanwhile, Cassie resorts to desperate measures to pay her tuition bill, and Tangey clashes with her mother over Tangey’s career.
5 105 Promo0 (6) Some Like It Not William H. Brown Tanya Hamilton May 16, 2017 5
Paige's 21st birthday and all she wants to do is celebrate with her two best friends, but her friendship with Jake is still on the rocks after his getaway with Alexis. Rainer surprises everyone when he throws Paige a surprise birthday party, but things don't turn out as expected when Jake arrives late. Meanwhile, Jordan and Tangey renew their relationship in secret; Tangey is tired of controlled by her momager and fires back.
6 106Promo (7) Found In Translation Kateland Brown Ron Lagomarsino May 23, 2017 6
Nina and Rainer take a last-minute trip to China to rescue Locked from a new setback, which derails Rainer's weekend plans with Paige. But when Alan and Rainer bond over their mutual tastes, Nina feels uncomfortable. Cassie's financial problems continue, so she feels forced to take more shifts as a topless maid. Meanwhile, Jordan deals with issues involving his mother.
7 107 (14) Secrets & Pies Miguel Ian Raya Roger Kumble May 30, 2017 7
Thinking it would help Cassie's financial problems, Paige offers her a job as her assistant. When Cassie declines, issues in their friendship are revealed. Plus, Jake starts to learn the realities of what it means to sell a script in Hollywood, and Alexis embraces her role as Producer on the project. Meanwhile, Jordan's problems continue to mount as he learns Brandy needs more money, and Barrett Hopper reveals to him that he knows the truth about his and Brandy's past.
8 Vlcsnap-2017-04-20-16h32m37s53 Crazy Scripted Love Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol Geary McLeod June 6, 2017 8
Paige and Cassie's fight is impacting Paige's performance, and when Jake is too busy to help, Rainer offers his own advice. Later, Jake's career takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, when Alan and Rainer spend some time together, Nina grows concerned. On top of her worries, she's facing a possible lawsuit, and she agrees to help Jordan with his mother's issues. Rainer surprises Nina with a helpful solution, but her happiness is short-lived when her worst fears about Alan and Rainer are confirmed.
9 Vlcsnap-2017-04-20-21h19m52s94 Fifty Shades of Red Christopher Fife & William H. Brown Susanna Fogel June 13, 2017 9
Paige deals with Jake's impending move to Austin, and a revelation about Cassie fractures their friendship. Meanwhile, Rainer starts searching for his real father, but he's thrown into a tailspin after he puts the pieces together. Later, Jordan tries to mend his relationship with Tangey, who feels betrayed by his secret. But when he shares information about his past, she considers forgiving him.
10 110 Leaving Los Angeles Melissa Carter Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum June 27, 2017 10
Rainer's downward spiral continues, and Paige searches for him after he disappears. Plus, Alexis receives bad news, and she takes revenge on Rachel. Jake briefly returns to Los Angeles, and Paige tries to confess her feelings. Meanwhile, Jordan attempts to handle the Barrett Hopper problem with an exclusive, but a shocking event stops the plan. Later, Nina stages a press conference to address Rainer's public meltdown, but things are disrupted by an unexpected appearance.

Trivia

  • Freeform greenlit the pilot on April 7, with shooting beginning on July 13 and wrapping up on October 18, 2016.
  • Freeform announced on November 18, 2016 that the series would premiere on April 18, 2017.
  • Freeform announced that the show will be available to binge online on multiple digital platforms after the pilot airs on April 18, 2017.
  • The first person to finish the entire season in its entirety did so at 3:29am ET on April 19.[6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Freeform (July 22, 2016) "FREEFORM BEGINS PRODUCTION ON NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ‘FAMOUS IN LOVE’ FROM WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION" Disney ABC Television Group
  2. Nellie Andreeva (March 19, 2015). "Bella Thorne to Star in ABC Family Drama Famous In Love from Marlene King". Deadline.
  3. Nellie Andreeva (April 7, 2016). "Bella Thorne Drama Pilot Famous in Love Picked Up to Series by Freeform". Deadline.
  4. Erik Pedersen (November 19, 2016). "Pretty Little Liars Final Season & New Bella Thorne Drama Famous In Love Get Premiere Dates on Freeform". Deadline.
  5. Bustle
  6. Bustle

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