Freeform Upfronts 2016: PLL Returns June 21st; Young & Hungry Gets Spin-Off

Freeform Upfronts 2016: PLL Returns June 21st; Young & Hungry Gets Spin-Off

The 2016 FreeForm Upfronts just delivered a wealth of new show information and returning dates for our favorite series.

The first big news — Pretty Little Liars is set to return on Tuesday, June 21st and comedies Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy are back on June 1st on the network.

Young & Hungry is also getting a spin-off series, which will center on Logan Rawlings, played by executive producer Ashley Tisdale.

Young & Hungry: Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Baby Daddy: Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Guilt: Monday, June 13 at 9 p.m.
The Fosters: Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m.
Pretty Little Liars: Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
Dead of Summer: Tuesday, June 28 at 9 p.m.
Cheer Squad: Monday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m., airing twice a week nightly
Stitchers season finale: Tuesday, May 24
Monica the Medium: Monday, April 25 at 10 p.m.

2017: Beyond, The Letter, Switched at Birth, Shadowhunters season two

Click inside to see all the rest of what’s coming to Freeform this year…

Here’s a closer look at Freeform’s development slate:


The Deep

In the mermaid-obsessed sea town of Bristol Cove, everyone’s lives will change when actual mermaids come ashore, causing sides to be taken, loyalties to be tested and a war between man and mermaid to begin. Executive producers include Eric Wald, Dean White, Brad Luff, RD Robb and Nate Hopper.


From executive producer Mila Kunis, Hunted centers on Valerie who escapes prison to prove she did not murder her husband. While the police hunt for her and attempt to prove her family helped her escape, Valerie fights to exonerate herself but is she really innocent? Along with Kunis, Ed Bernero and Hugh Sterbakov executive-produce.


A sci-fi drama from executive producer McG, Lore tells the story of the lone survivor of an ancient race of paranormal beings who is abducted and forced to put his extraordinary abilities to work for the government. When an old nemesis resurfaces, this arrangement turns into an uneasy alliance, and the only hope for survival in a dangerous world of mystery and magic. The series is written by Zack Stentz (Thor) and executive-produced by McG, Mary Viola, Zach Stentz, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.


A drama based on a hit British series, a group of twenty-somethings are exposed to a mysterious chemical, and subsequently develop peculiar superpowers. The series is from ABC Signature Studios and executive-produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

New People

Executive produced by Joel Silver and writer/director Don Roos, in association with Lionsgate, this dramedy focuses on a middle class family who adopted identical twin boys at birth. One is all boy, one grew up trans. The series is inspired by the book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.

Nine Years Under

From executive producer Will Packer, Nine Years Under tells the story of a law school grad who blows off the bar exam to take a job at a funeral home after the sudden death of her mother. Along with Packer, Korin Huggins executive produces.


Executive produced by Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey and Aaron Kaplan, this drama is set in a low-income Latino neighborhood, and is told through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl destined for greatness. Ana Cobarrubias will be a consultant on the project.


Alone Together

From The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, two misfits from different backgrounds try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles. Along the way, they find salvation in their male/female, strictly platonic friendship.

Made in LA

From executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, along with Mila Kunis, Made in LA is a half-hour comedy set in the world of fashion, centering on two friends who join their different skill sets to become fashion entrepreneurs. The series is loosely inspired by the creators of fashion label Juicy Couture and the authors of The Glitter Plan. The series is from ABC Signature Studios.

Paige One

Elizabeth Banks executive produces this single-camera comedy that follows the insulated life of a children’s book author who hates children. Her life is turned upside down when her brother shows up on her door with his two young daughters. The show comes from Warner Horizon TV, and executive producers Banks, Max Handelman and Susan Jaffee.

Young & Hungry spinoff

A spinoff of the network’s popular sitcom Young & Hungry executive produced by and starring Ashley Tisdale as Logan Rawlings.


Greek: The Reunion

The characters from Greek return to Cypress Rhodes University for their five-year reunion. It will be executive-produced by Shawn Piller, Lloyd Segan and Patrick Sean Smith.

Angry Angel

From executive producer Will Gluck, a disgruntled angel tries to make it back into heaven after being kicked out.

Short-Form Development

Just Josh

This docuseries follows professional dancer Josh Horner as he gives unconventional crash courses in dancing for special events.

My Boyfriend is a Robot

A romantic fish-out-of-water comedy centering on the relationship between a girl and her boyfriend who happens to be a robot. The project is from executive producers Deb Spera and Maria Grasso.

Open Roads

Focusing on nonprofit organization Open Roads, which provides filmmaking wilderness camps for high school students, this docuseries follows campers’ experiences in the wild, making documentaries, and creating new relationships. Viewers will also get to see completed documentaries from the Open Roads campers.

Untitled Punam Patel Project

Comedienne Punam Patel hosts this unconventional interview-based show. Each episode finds Punam tucking in a celebrity/person of influence into bed, using children’s stories as a launching pad for fun and personal conversation topics.

Rio Squad (working title)

In a collaboration with ESPNW, “Rio Squad” (working title) highlights four uniquely powerful female athletes who have dedicated their lives to being the best at their sport. It follows these women as they pursue their dreams, prepare for the Summer Games, and demonstrate that a female hero doesn’t have to take the shape of a princess.

School of Doodle

A series of short videos acquired from School of Doodle, an organization that creates inspiring content for girls and women. This series will celebrate the arts and provide the audience the tools to turn creative potential into success.

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