Plus: Freeform is getting into late-night

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Mary Drake won’t have to wait long to wreak havoc on Rosewood. Pretty Little Liars will return for what Freeform is calling its “most romantic season yet” on Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET. And as for showrunner Marlene King, she’s also developing another show at the network. King is behind Famous in Love, which stars Bella Thorne, and has been picked up to series.

Other new series joining the network: The previously announced Cloak and Dagger, a half-hour weekly variety-style platform called Alice, and Issues, a pilot from Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

Looking forward, the network reiterated that 2017 will bring the end of Switched at Birth, and announced two brand-new series: Beyond, which follows a young man who wakes up from a coma with new abilities, and The Letter, a reality show that involves friends writing honest letters to each other about how to improve their lives.

Additionally, Freeform is developing its first late-night talk show, Later Bitches, from Daily Show producers Jennifer Flanz and Elise Terrell. And for Greek fans, there’s a reunion movie in the works!

As for new scripted series in development, the network has a full slate:

  • Rising from executive producer Selena Gomez
  • Nine Years Under
  • A Young & Hungry spin-off starring Ashley Tisdale
  • Misfits from The O.C. team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
  • Alone Together from The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer
  • Made in LA from Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Mila Kunis
  • Lore from executive producer McG
  • Paige One, a comedy from executive producer Elizabeth Banks
  • Hunted from Mila Kunis and Ed Berner
  • The Deep, a mermaid thriler
  • New People, which follows a family that adopts two twin boys at birth and follows them as one of the twins grows up trans

Other important dates:

  • Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy return on Wednesday, June 1
  • New murder-mystery series Guilt premieres Monday, June 13
  • The Fosters returns Monday, June 20
  • Dead of Summer, the new show from the Once Upon a Time team, premieres Tuesday, June 28
  • Cheer Squad, a cheerleading docuseries, premieres Monday, August 22
  • Stitchers will finale on Tuesday, May 24
  • Monica the Medium starts its second season on Monday, April 25

Episode Recaps


Pretty Little Liars

Four little liars and a being named “A” (who may or may not be the fifth little liar) try to live their lives in Rosewood. It’s complicated.

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