Famous in Love
|Famous in Love|
|Based on||Famous in Love|
by Rebecca Serle
|Developed by||I. Marlene King|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||38–42 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||April 18, 2017 –|
May 30, 2018
Famous in Love is an American drama television series that premiered on Freeform on April 18, 2017, and is based on the novel of the same name by Rebecca Serle. The series stars Bella Thorne, Charlie DePew, Georgie Flores, Carter Jenkins, Niki Koss, Keith Powers, Pepi Sonuga, and Perrey Reeves. On June 29, 2018, Freeform announced that it had cancelled the series after two seasons.
Paige Townsen, an ordinary college student, gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster and must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her co-lead and her best friend.
Cast and characters
- Bella Thorne as Paige Townsen, a young college student who gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series called Locked, which causes her life to change overnight. She has a choice between Charlie DePew (Jake) or Carter Jenkins (Rainer) and between dating Jake has a spark with Rainer.
- Charlie DePew as Jake Salt, a down-to-earth guy from the Midwest with an edge who aspires to be a screenwriter and an indie filmmaker. He is Paige's best friend and one of her love interests. Charlie DePew replaced Jesse Henderson in the role from the original pilot.
- Georgie Flores as Cassandra "Cassie" Perkins, Paige's roommate and close friend
- Carter Jenkins as Rainer Devon, the son of famous producer Nina Devon, and, as later revealed, Alan Mills. He is labeled the "sexiest man alive", and is a famous actor. He has a complicated friendship with Jordan Wilder and soon develops a romantic interest in Paige Townsen.
- Niki Koss as Alexis Glenn, Rainer's old friend who competes for the same role as Paige. She is secretly bisexual.
- Keith Powers as Jordan Wilder, a troubled star who lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle. He and Rainer have a complicated history which is further heightened by the fact that both share a past with Tangey.
- Pepi Sonuga as Tangey Turner, a pop star with a controlling mother. She was sleeping with Jordan Wilder while dating Rainer Devon, which creates tension between the two men.
- Perrey Reeves as Nina Devon, Rainer's smart and cunning mother. Confident and manipulative, she will do whatever it takes to make sure things go her way.
- Jason Antoon as Wyatt, the original director of the movie adaptation of Locked, who leaves the production on the film during its two-month hiatus (season 1)
- Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Barrett, an entertainment and gossip reporter whose beat is Hollywood (season 1)
- Shawn Christian as Alan Mills, the head of the film studio producing the movie
- Vanessa Williams as Ida, Tangey's mother and manager
- Tom Maden as Adam, a production assistant on the movie and Cassie's boyfriend
- Danielle Campbell as Harper, a former child star whom Rainer meets in rehab and with whom he quickly becomes involved (season 2)
- Claudia Lee as Billy, an actress working as a waitress whom Jake hires to replace Paige as the lead on his independent film (season 2)
Freeform, then known as ABC Family, had picked up the pilot for fast-track development on March 19, 2015. The pilot was shot in November 2015; Freeform greenlit the pilot on April 7, 2016, and shooting began on July 13, 2016, and wrapped up on October 19, 2016. On November 18, 2016, Freeform announced that the series would premiere on April 18, 2017. Freeform also released the entire season for viewing online 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. Freeform renewed the series for a second season on August 3, 2017. The table read for the second season started on October 30, 2017. The second season premiered on Freeform on April 4, 2018.
On June 26, 2018, it was reported that Freeform had decided to cancel the series after Hulu declined to contribute more money towards the production of a third season. Clashes between actress Bella Thorne and showrunner I. Marlene King were also cited as part of the reason for the cancellation. On her Twitter account, King denied the claim of a feud between her and Thorne, and Freeform stated the show had yet to be cancelled. On June 29, Freeform officially cancelled the series.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||April 18, 2017||June 13, 2017|
|2||10||April 4, 2018||May 30, 2018|
Season 1 (2017)
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Story by : Rebecca Serle |
Teleplay by : I. Marlene King and Rebecca Serle
|April 18, 2017||0.65|
|Ordinary college student Paige has her world turned upside down 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||2||"A Star Is Torn"||Norman Buckley||I. Marlene King & Christopher Fife||April 25, 2017||0.39|
|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||3||"Not So Easy A"||Michael Goi||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||May 2, 2017||0.30|
|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||4||"Prelude to a Diss"||Mary Lou Belli||Rebecca Serle||May 9, 2017||0.28|
|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||5||"Some Like It Not"||Tanya Hamilton||William H. Brown||May 16, 2017||0.21|
|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||6||"Found in Translation"||Ron Lagomarsino||Kateland Brown||May 23, 2017||0.26|
|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||7||"Secrets & Pies"||Roger Kumble||Miguel Ian Raya||May 30, 2017||0.29|
|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||8||"Crazy Scripted Love"||Geary McLeod||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||June 6, 2017||0.33|
|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||9||"Fifty Shades of Red"||Susanna Fogel||Christopher Fife & William H. Brown||June 13, 2017||0.36|
|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||10||"Leaving Los Angeles"||Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum||Melissa Carter||June 13, 2017||0.23|
|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.|
Season 2 (2018)
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|11||1||"The Players"||Roger Kumble||I. Marlene King||April 4, 2018||0.29|
|12||2||"La La Locked"||Roger Kumble||Melissa Carter||April 4, 2018||0.19|
|13||3||"Totes on a Scandal"||Ron Lagomarsino||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||April 11, 2018||0.26|
|Things are looking up for Cassie as she books an important audition and for Tangey, who has a business proposition for Pablo $$.|
|14||4||"The Kids Aren't All Right"||Geary McLeod||Bryan M. Holdman||April 18, 2018||0.21|
|Alexis receives a very cold shoulder from everyone on set after her reality show’s scandalous reveal; A "Backsplash" cast reunion brings back some old feelings and creates new tensions; Paige finds the perfect replacement for Jake's movie, but is later distressed when she finds out that Jake and his new star might be getting too close.|
|15||5||"Reality Bites Back"||Paula Hunziker||John Webb & Garth Mueller||April 25, 2018||0.26|
|16||6||"The Goodbye Boy"||Melanie Mayron||Kateland Brown||May 2, 2018||0.25|
|As “Locked” wraps production, the cast looks to the next steps in their careers, while Jake and Cassie also have to make decisions about their future. Jordan continue his Oscar campaign press tour with a stop at “Good Morning America.”|
|17||7||"Guess Who's (Not) Coming to Sundance?"||Troian Bellisario||Bryan M. Holdman||May 9, 2018||0.32|
|Paige and Jake continue to feel further apart as Jake and Billy head to a film festival, while Paige stays in LA for a big interview and cover photo shoot. Meanwhile, Jordan has to deal with the fallout from his recent revelation and Nina takes part in a bidding war for a highly-wanted film script.|
|18||8||"Look Who's Stalking"||Anna Mastro||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||May 16, 2018||0.24|
|Paige works with police to help find her stalker, while Pablo $$ starts to show a new side to Tangey and Alexis makes a decision that lands her in hot water.|
|19||9||"Full Mental Jacket"||Norman Buckley||Kateland Brown||May 23, 2018||0.30|
|Paige and Rainer head to NYC to promote “Locked,” but after everything that has happened, Paige realizes that fame isn’t all that she expected. Meanwhile, Jordan is under a lot of stress and Cassie struggles with her relationship with Adam.|
|20||10||"The Good, The Bad and The Crazy"||Norman Buckley||Melissa Carter||May 30, 2018||0.22|
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||10||April 18, 2017||0.65||June 13, 2017||0.23||0.33|
|2||10||April 4, 2018||0.29||May 30, 2018||0.22||0.25|
Season 1 (2017)
|1||"Pilot"||April 18, 2017||0.3||0.65|
|2||"A Star is Torn"||April 25, 2017||0.2||0.39|
|3||"Not So Easy A"||May 2, 2017||0.1||0.30|
|4||"Prelude to a Diss"||May 9, 2017||0.1||0.28|
|5||"Some Like it Not"||May 16, 2017||0.1||0.21|
|6||"Found in Translation"||May 23, 2017||0.1||0.26|
|7||"Secrets & Pies"||May 30, 2017||0.1||0.29|
|8||"Crazy Scripted Love"||June 6, 2017||0.2||0.33|
|9||"Fifty Shades of Red"||June 13, 2017||0.1||0.36|
|10||"Leaving Los Angeles"||June 13, 2017||0.1||0.23|
Season 2 (2018)
|1||"The Players"||April 4, 2018||0.1||0.29|
|2||"La La Locked"||April 4, 2018||0.1||0.19|
|3||"Totes on a Scandal"||April 11, 2018||0.1||0.26|
|4||"The Kids Aren't Alright"||April 18, 2018||0.1||0.21|
|5||"Reality Bites Back"||April 25, 2018||0.1||0.26|
|6||"The Goodbye Boy"||May 2, 2018||0.1||0.25|
|7||"Guess Who's (Not) Coming to Sundance?"||May 9, 2018||0.1||0.32|
|8||"Look Who's Stalking"||May 16, 2018||0.1||0.24|
|9||"Full Mental Jacket"||May 23, 2018||0.1||0.30|
|10||"The Good, the Bad and the Crazy"||May 30, 2018||0.1||0.22|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Breakout TV Show||Famous in Love||Nominated|||
|Choice Drama TV Actress||Bella Thorne||Nominated|||
|Choice Drama TV Show||Famous in Love||Nominated|||
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Drama TV Actress||Bella Thorne||Nominated|||
|Choice Drama TV Show||Famous in Love||Nominated|||
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