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'Cruel Summer' Was Freeform's Most Watched Series Premiere Ever!!

'Cruel Summer' Was Freeform's Most Watched Series Premiere Ever!!

Freeform has just revealed how many people tuned in to the premiere of it’s new show Cruel Summer!

The brand new show just had it’s series premiere on April 20th and it is now the most watched debut ever on the network.

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averaged 3.81 million multiplatform viewers in the first week available, and is the best-ever series debut among Adults 18-49 (2.65 million) and Adults 18-34 (1.33 million).

In addition, it was the “No. 1 most social scripted series premiere across cable year-to-date.”

Cruel Summer debuted with a two premiere and is a psychological thriller that follows two young women: Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate’s disappearance. All signs point to Jeanette’s guilt, but is Kate really who she seems to be? Set over three summers and told through shifting points of view, the series challenges perception and follows how one girl can go from being a sweet outlier to the most despised person in America.

The show stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano.

You can catch new episodes weekly on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform.

Who Stars In Freeform's New Show 'Cruel Summer'? Meet The Cast Here!

Who Stars In Freeform's New Show 'Cruel Summer'? Meet The Cast Here!

The premiere of Cruel Summer is finally here!

The thrilling new Freeform series features a tremendous young cast, and is executive produced by Jessica Biel.

Here’s a synopsis: The unconventional drama takes place over three summers in the 90s when a beautiful and popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from alternating POVs.

The series will kick off with a two hour premiere, airing the first two episodes – “Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner” and “A Smashing Good Time.”

In episode two, it’s time for the annual Skylin Garden Club Party! Year after year after year, the residents of Skylin struggle with the truth around what happened to Kate, keeping their secrets buried and maintaining appearances.

Tune in TONIGHT (April 20) for the two hour series premiere of Cruel Summer, starting at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform!

In case you missed them, check out the photos from the first two episodes.

Click inside to find out who is starring in the show, and which character they play… More Here! »

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Olivia Holt Gushes Over Working With Producer Jessica Biel

Olivia Holt Gushes Over Working With Producer Jessica Biel

Olivia Holt is dishing on the female representation on her new series Cruel Summer!

The 23-year-old actress shared in a new interview what it was like working with executive producer Jessica Biel on the Freeform show.

Jessica was so involved. She’s incredible and not just as a producer, but as a human being,” Olivia told ET Canada. “She was just so collaborative, and having a producer like that changes everything.”

“Something that really drew me in was the female representation of the two female leads to the female creatives behind this project,” she added about the female representation to TV Guide. “I definitely think that we need more of that. I know that when I was a kid I didn’t really see a lot of that on screen. I’m very grateful to be a part of this.”

If you missed it, see what Olivia‘s co-star Chiara Aurelia shared about filming the show!

Tune in to the series premiere of Cruel Summer TONIGHT (April 20) at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform.

Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia & More Glam Up For 'Cruel Summer' Premiere Screening

Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia & More Glam Up For 'Cruel Summer' Premiere Screening

Olivia Holt wears a strapless LBD to the premiere screening of her new Freeform series Cruel Summer held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night (April 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 23-year-old actress and singer was joined by a number of her co-stars at the event, where they had socially distant viewing from different balconies.

Also in attendance were Chiara Aurelia, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Sarah Drew and Andrea Anders.

Notably missing was Froy Gutierrez, who plays Jamie in the series. He’s currently back in London, where he was spotted out earlier this week with Richard Madden.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out all of the first look photos and clips from the thrilling new series, which takes place over three summers in the 90s when a beautiful and popular teen (Holt) goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl (Aurelia) transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America.

Tune in to the series premiere on Tuesday (April 20) at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform!

FYI: Olivia is wearing Prada. Allius is wearing a HEAVEN by Marc Jacobs sweater and Needles shoes.

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Olivia Holt, Froy Gutierrez & More Star In New 'Cruel Summer' First Look Photos & Teaser Clips!

Olivia Holt, Froy Gutierrez & More Star In New 'Cruel Summer' First Look Photos & Teaser Clips!

Cruel Summer is exactly ONE WEEK away from premiering on Freeform!

The thrilling new series stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano, and new clips and images were just released.

Here’s a synopsis: The unconventional drama takes place over three summers in the 90s when a beautiful and popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from alternating POVs.

The new show is executive produced by Jessica Biel and marks Olivia‘s return to the network following Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger.

Tune in to the Cruel Summer series premiere on Tuesday (April 20) at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform!

In case you missed it, Olivia just recently released a new song, and Froy was seen out in London with this person for the first time in a while.

Check out all of the latest clips and trailers inside… More Here! »

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Olivia Holt, Chance Perez & LILHUDDY - New Music Friday 4/2!

Olivia Holt, Chance Perez & LILHUDDY - New Music Friday 4/2!

Good Friday is TODAY (April 2), and a good one indeed!

This week’s New Music Friday is short and sweet, but it does not disappoint.

Olivia Holt just released her new song “love on you,” which actually debuted on Thursday (April 1).

“love on you 🌹link in bio wrote this one with these brilliant humans, @bekahnovi @solly.not.solly and @louisschoorl xxxx,” she shared on Instagram.

This is Olivia‘s latest release, following “Do You Miss Me” in February. She will also soon be returning to television in the new Freeform series Cruel Summer. Check out a teaser and find out more info here!

Chance Perez has released his first song, “BAD,” a collaboration with Deerock and Wyle. This is his first song since his band In Real Life split at the beginning of 2021.

“Hey there everybody! Little announcement to make 😊 I’ve released some new music 🎶 I’ve brought my heart and my Ranger energy into this track known as, “BAD”. 🤘🏼” he wrote on Instagram. “Huge thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey as a musician and as a ranger. Also, a MASSIVE thank you to family and friends who have always told me to keep pushing. So much love and support from you guys ❤️ I love you”

You can currently catch Chance as the Black Ranger on Power Rangers Dino Fury, airing Saturday mornings on Nickelodeon!

LILHUDDY, aka Chase Hudson, just released the acoustic version of his song “The Eulogy of You and Me.” Check it out below!

Also new this week – Dove Cameron‘s song “LazyBaby” and Demi Lovato‘s album Dancing With The Devil… The Art of Starting Over.

Click inside to listen to their new songs… More Here! »

Olivia Holt's 'Cruel Summer' Gets Premiere Date & First Look Teaser!

Olivia Holt's 'Cruel Summer' Gets Premiere Date  & First Look Teaser!

The upcoming Freeform series Cruel Summer has just been given a premiere date!

The new psychological mystery, from executive producer Jessica Biel, will have a two-hour premiere event on Tuesday, April 20th at 9pm ET/PT.

Cruel Summer follows two young women: Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate’s disappearance. All signs point to Jeanette’s guilt, but is Kate really who she seems to be? Set over three summers and told through shifting points of view, the series challenges perception and follows how one girl can go from being a sweet outlier to the most despised person in America.

Also starring in the new series are Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano.

Check out the full cast photo in the gallery, and watch the first look teaser now!


‘Cruel Summer’ Teaser

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