UPDATE: After reports of the cancellation surfaced, “Famous in Love” showrunner I. Marlene King wrote on Twitter that the show was still in limbo, and the cast and crew had “fingers and toes crossed” in hopes of a renewal.
2ND UPDATE, June 29: A deal did not get done, and “Famous in Love” is indeed finished on Freeform after two seasons.
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Freeform is saying goodbye to yet another one of its original titles.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the Bella Thorne-led “Famous in Love” has been canceled after 2 seasons, the news of which comes just a few weeks after the series wrapped up its second season at the end of May. Coming from “Pretty Little Liars” creator, I. Marlene King, “Famous in Love” followed Thorne’s Paige Townsen after her big break in a Hollywood blockbuster puts her into a difficult love triangle between her roommate and her co-star.
In addition to Thorne, the show’s ensemble included Charlie DePew, Carter Jenkins, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Keith Powers, Pepi Sonuga and more.
“Famous in Love’s” second season experienced a noticeable drop from the numbers of its first, with an average 0.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 254,000 viewers, down from its predecessor’s 331,000 average. Some additional, recent reports of Thorne and King repeatedly clashing on and off set, along with the second season’s ratings downturn, were no doubt the biggest contributing factors to the show’s cancellation today.
The “Famous in Love” cancellation comes just a few weeks after Freeform also canceled another one of its veteran YA series, “Shadowhunters,” earlier this month. Fortunately for King’s fans, though, the writer and showrunner’s “Pretty Little Liars” spin-off, “The Perfectionists,” was picked up to series on the network earlier this year, which will continue the TV creative’s strong working relationship with the network.