Hot on the heels of the news that Freeform (lol Freeform) has ordered a Marvel series aimed at the young adult crowd, the network has also announced premiere dates for several of its new and returning shows.
Non-scripted series Monica the Medium will kick things off with all-new episodes on Monday, April 25 at 10pm. Representing the network's scripted fare this summer will be comedies Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy, which return for new seasons on Wednesday, June 1 at 8pm and 8:30pm, respectively. The Fosters, which recently wrapped up a messy third season, is back for Season 4 on Monday, June 20 at 8pm and will pick up immediately after the events of the finale which saw Mariana's boyfriend bring a gun to school. Meanwhile, network staple Pretty Little Liars will debut its seventh and possibly final season on Tuesday, June 21 at 8pm.
New drama Guilt, which will be paired with The Fosters on Mondays, is centered around an American student in London whose roommate is murdered, and the mystery that unfolds in the aftermath. The series premieres Monday, June 13 at 9pm, and much to Shawn Spencer's delight, stars Billy Zane, as well as Emily Tremaine, Daisy Head, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall, Simona Brown, and Sam Cassidy.
Following Pretty Little Liars this summer will be new drama Dead of Summer. Debuting Tuesday, June 28 at 9pm, the late-'80s-set series comes from executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time). Set at the idyllic Midwestern Camp Stillwater, Dead of Summer stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, and Zelda Williams, and of course things go badly at the summer camp because when has anything good ever come from summer camp?
Freeform's (lol Freeform) final new series of the summer is Cheer Squad, not to be confused with Cheerleader Death Squad, the greatest series we never got because The CW hates us all. Cheer Squad follows two-time World Cheerleading Champions the Great White Sharks as they work to defend their title and probably do other stuff as well. It will air nightly as part of a two-week event starting Monday, August 22 at 10pm.
COMING IN 2017
New series coming in 2017 are Beyond, about a young man who wakes up from a 12 year-long coma to discover he has new abilities, and The Letter, which basically asks people if they have the balls to tell their BFFs the hard stuff they need to hear, but like, they do it without saying who they are? Each episode will feature folks who write anonymous letters to their friends to tell them their honest opinion of what those people need to change about themselves to be a better person. For one week, that person will then have to follow the instructions in the letter. A big reveal will follow. Uh, this basically just sounds like that time I told someone all the shit that was wrong with her and explained that her decision-making skills were non-existent. I don't have to tell you we're not friends anymore. So like, this seems like a bad idea? But also, can't people just go on the internet to hear all the bad shit being said about them?
Here's Freeform's summer schedule in a nice, easy-to-read format:
MONDAY, APRIL 25
10-11pm: Monica the Medium
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
8-8:30pm: Young & Hungry (Season 3B premiere)
8:30-9pm: Baby Daddy (Season 5B premiere)
MONDAY JUNE 13
9-10pm: Guilt (Series premiere)
MONDAY, JUNE 20
8-9pm: The Fosters (Season 4 premiere)
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
8-9pm: Pretty Little Liars (Season 7 premiere)
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
9-10pm: Dead of Summer (Series premiere)
MONDAY, AUGUST 22
10pm: Cheer Squad (Series premiere)
AIRED ON 8/30/2016
Season 7 : Episode 10