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Freeform Sets ‘A Stage For Everyone’ at Second Annual Freeform Summit on March 28 in Hollywood

Freeform announced today the second annual Freeform Summit, a network and industrywide event featuring some of the biggest names at the forefront of the network’s 2019 programming slate, to be held in Hollywood on THURSDAY, MARCH 28. The summit will also spotlight key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who have dedicated their voices to creating culture and effecting change. This year, the theme for the event will be a reimagined beauty pageant, providing “a stage for everyone” to have a voice, be ambassadors of change and tell stories that matter. Panels will deliver candid conversations surrounding representation, authentic storytelling, inclusion and mentorship, and emphasize how far young adults have pushed society to reexamine cultural norms.

“Today’s generation of young adults are teaching us to see the world differently and strive for diverse representation in everything we do within storytelling, fashion, music and the entire entertainment landscape,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “So whether you’re a pageant queen or a drag queen, at this year’s Freeform Summit the stage belongs to everyone and there are no judges allowed.”

The format of the summit is guided by Freeform’s identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility and inclusivity of youth culture—stories that break boundaries, are bold, sophisticated, inspirational, culturally significant and most importantly, on the pulse of young adult life. The event will highlight talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series including “Good Trouble,” “grown-ish,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “Siren,” “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” “The Bold Type,” and the upcoming series “Besties.”

Panels, moderators and participants of the 2019 Freeform Summit to be announced at a later date.

Freeform to Develop Comedy ‘National Parker,’ From Jenna Fischer and Alexandra Henrikson

Freeform announced today that it has put into development “National Parker,” a half-hour comedy from actress and executive producer Jenna Fischer (“Splitting Up Together”), and writer Alexandra Henrikson with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

  • When social media–obsessed Parker Adams’ world comes crashing down after a breakup, she decides to put her New York City life behind her and become an adult with a real job – as a national park ranger at Alaska’s Hickberry National Park.
  • Jenna Fischer (“Splitting Up Together” and “The Office”) will serve as executive producer.
  • Alexandra Henrikson (“Maniac”) will serve as co-executive producer and is also set to write the pilot script.
  • Jenna Fischer says, “When Alex and I met we became fast friends, bonding over our love of national parks, activism and a desire to create projects for badass funny women. We also wanted to showcase the ingenuity and brilliance of the often-underestimated millennial generation. ‘National Parker’ is what sprang forth. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Warner Horizon and Freeform to bring ‘National Parker’ to life.”

‘Shadowhunters’ Midseason Premiere Date Set On Freeform

Fan favorite series “Shadowhunters” returns with all new episodes on MONDAY, FEB. 25, at 8:00-9:01 p.m. EST/PST. In the emotional midseason premiere, everyone is dealing with the loss of Clary and are trying to move on best they can. Unbeknownst to them, the Shadowhunters face a new level of evil that they can’t even imagine with the arrival of Jonathan Morgenstern (Luke Baines), the true form of Clary’s brother.


With the loss of Clary after Lilith’s apartment exploded, Alec, Isabelle and Jace try to come to terms with what has happened. Glad to have their brother back, Alec and Isabelle are still worried about Jace, who is taking the actions of The Owl very hard. Magnus is also mourning the loss of his magic and finds himself in a new position—having to rely on others for help.

Meanwhile, Maia tries to help a devastated Simon who has lost his family and his best friend. But unknown to everyone, Clary is alive and finds herself in a new and dangerous predicament.

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.

Freeform’s Original Holiday Rom-Com ‘No Sleep ‘Til Christmas’ to Premiere on December 10

Dave and Odette Annable will star in “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas,” an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic-comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life’s biggest event – her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they’d like to admit. “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas” premieres Monday, Dec. 10, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST on Freeform.

“No Sleep ‘Til Christmas” is written by Phil Traill (“Chalet Girl”) and Steve Smith and will be directed by Traill. Traill also serves as an executive producer alongside Cameron Johann (“Away and Back”) and Brent Shields (“Just In Time For Christmas”).

Check out the trailer below:

 

‘Pop Up Santa Holiday Special’ Airs December 3 on Freeform

For the first time ever as a 90-minute holiday special, Freeform’s “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” has teamed up with sponsors to celebrate the spirit of the season through heartwarming moments including a home giveaway, a surprise baby shower at a military base, a family reunion of epic proportions, a celebration for two very special children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and more. Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, the special follows celebrity guests including ballerina Misty Copeland, former NFL athlete DeMarco Murray, “The Fosters’” Sherri Saum, Tommy Martinez from new Freeform drama “Good Trouble,” a special Marvel guest and, of course, Freeform Santa as they team up with Freeform to spread holiday cheer. The “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” airs on Monday, Dec. 3, at 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST/PST.

In a tear-jerking sneak peek from “Pop Up Santa,” the Brantley Family of Clarksville, Tennessee, is about to experience some holiday magic. After a devastating fire in December 2017, Army veteran Stephen Brantley, his wife Iliana and their four children lost their home and all of their possessions, including photographs and Stephen’s war medals. With the help of former NFL athlete DeMarco Murray and his wife, actress Heidi Mueller, the Brantleys are in for an incredible surprise that will change their lives forever. The “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” is executive produced by Jack Mori and Wendy Burch.

Watch a sneak peek below: