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Did Freeform finally admit this is Pretty Little Liars last season?
April 11th, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Even though Lucy Hale said that this upcoming season of Pretty Little Liars would be its last, the network has neither confirmed or denied it.
Then today they sent a press release about production beginning on the 7th season of their biggest show and said, “In this upcoming season, the Liars will band together to unearth answers to the last remaining secrets and take down ‘Uber A’ for good in the most romantic season of PLL yet.” While the network didn’t say it is the final season, I think that by saying “last remaining secrets” kind of does. What do you think?
There was one other reveal made in the press release, they announced that Troian Bellisario will make her directorial debut this season. I can’t wait to see what she does when the show ends because she truly has a bright future ahead of her.


Switched at Birth is ending
March 12th, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Switched at Birth is filming its 100th episode; and as a present to the show, Freeform cancelled it. The network announced yesterday that they are not picking up the show for a 6th season. Which I find surprising because the drama has been doing well and has gotten them a lot of buzz during their run.
Now with this show and Pretty Little Liars ending, not only we will not recognize the network because of its new name, but we also won’t recognize it because none of the shows we know them for are still on the air. Is there any way Paul Lee would consider coming back and saving them?
While I am not taking the news that great, the show’s stars Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano seem to be taking it better than me.


Lea Thompson directs Switched at Birth in lingerie!
March 8th, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: 1 ]

Not only does Lea Thompson star on Freeform’s hit show Switched at Birth, she is directing its 100th episode. How is she going to get the male stars to listen to her direction? She is going to do it dressed in sexy black lingerie. Well, at least that is what her character is supposed to be wearing when she is telling them what to do.
When it comes to how she looks in her Director’s uniform, she looks phenomenal. Can you believe she is the mother of 2 women in their 20’s and she’s 54 years old? She looks more like she is her daughters’ ages than her own. She still looks like she did when she played Michael J Fox’s mother when she was a teen in Back to the Future. Seriously, doesn’t she look outstanding for any age?


Young & Hungry cooks up a 4th season!
March 7th, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Back in January, ABC Family changed its name to Freeform and today they renewed their first show under the new title. That show is the hysterical Young & Hungry. That means not only do we get another season chock full of laughs, but another one of will they or won’t they. Although, part me wants Josh and Gabi to work out already because they are so perfect for each other. But then again it is fun to see them get together, break up, date other people and then do it all over again.
Now that they picked up this sitcom for another, when are they going to do the same with Baby Daddy? I am so happy that these Wednesday night shows were finally paired up together because it is the perfect meal for hump day!


Fifty Shades of Pretty Little Lucy Hale
March 3rd, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Lucy Hale shared a photo of herself wearing lingerie and a black lace eye mask, and it is the sexiest I have seen her look.
She really looks like she could easily play Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades franchise. In fact, when I read the book, I pictured her in the role. Now, I know I was right. Don’t you think the Pretty Little Liar has grown up into more adult roles since she started in the role?


Aimee Carrero on Young & Hungry and being the first Disney Latina Princess
March 2nd, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Aimee Carrero plays Sofia on Freeform’s Young & Hungry every Wednesday at 8p. Her character is a strong woman, who has her stuff together, and the actress is just the same in person. OK, well maybe Sofia is looking for a job and she just started dating her roommate’s ex, but other than that, she has her stuff together.
I recently visited the set of the scrumptious sitcom and I got to talk to her about it. Her character deals a lot with her roommate Gabi (Emily Osment), and she described their relationship as “I always say that, ‘Sophia is like the Ricky and Ethel to Gabi’s Lucy.'” Later on she added, “Sofia, sort of, brings to Gabi, a feeling of home, a feeling of centeredness and being grounded. And Gabi sort of pushes Sofia to be a little more romantic and a little more of an idealist.”
How does she describe her character? She told me, “She is definitely the realist. She is also not afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to the plot and stuff like that it. It Is really fun to play Sofia and it is fun to play a character that is genuinely happy with who she is and comfortable in her own skin. That is really refreshing I think.” It is and it is empowering to the little girls who watch it every week.
She also likes that Sofia and Gabi, “do a lot to advance the role of women because the core audience is teenage girls. If we can show two women who are living alone and not crying about a boy or their bodies all the time, it is really great. It is just what we need and I am really proud of that.”
She is also proud that she will be playing Princess Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first Latina Princess. The Disney Junior animated show will spin off of the very popular Sofia the First later this year, and her character is described as “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.” This means a lot to her as she shared with me, “One thing that really struck me is their commitment to making a great story. They do a great job of representing a lot of the Latin cultures because there are so many nuances in every country and every city. They do a good job of spreading it around evenly.”
What is it like to be the first Disney Latina Princess? Carrero said, “It is a huge responsibility, in a way you can’t process it all the time because I wouldn’t be able to do the job.” She does the job and it means a lot to her. She revealed that, “I think back to when I was growing up and watching these movies, I thought, I couldn’t see myself or my own story represented.” Then she added, “I am hoping that this will be a wonderful way for a new generation of boys and girls to, you know… If we can inspire a little bit of tolerance and a little bit of interest in something that is different than what somebody knows, I think they have succeeded.” If it is anything like Sofia the First, then they will be making a huge difference. I see it my 2 year old niece’s eyes every time she watches it and I can’t wait for her and all the little boys and girls to watch Princess Elena of Avalor. A show that will truly be making a difference and I can’t think of a better actress to voice that than Aimee Carrero.
Tune in to Freeform tonight at 8p to see her on Young & Hungry and later this year on Disney Junior’s Princess Elena of Avalor.


Baby Daddy has a date with Loni Anderson
March 1st, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

For the first time in almost 10 years, Loni Anderson is returning to television. The last time we saw her on the small screen, she was playing Tori Spelling’s mom on So NoTorious. Now she will be playing Bonnie’s mom on Freeform’s Wednesday night comedy Baby Daddy later this year.
As excited as Melissa Peterman is to have the 70 year old knockout play her mother, her husband was even more excited. Peterman revealed that it was the first time that he visited the set in 5 seasons. Can you blame him? Anderson looks just like she did when she played Jennifer on WKRP in Cincinnati over 35 years ago. She never ages!
BTW I hope Baby Daddy is just the start of Anderson’s acting comeback because Hollywood has been missing her.


Don’t have a Blindspot for what’s on tonight!
February 29th, 2016 under DIscovery/TLC, Freeform, NBC, Smithsonian Channel. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8p on Freeform, Recovery Road picks up where it left off last week. Trish (Kyla Pratt) is in tears because her mother took her daughter and she doesn’t know where they went. Trish called the police and now they are asking her questions to assist with the search. She is inconsolable until Maddie (Jessica Sula) comes up with a solution. Now Trish is opening up to the police officers, but there is something very important she is leaving out. Something so shocking, you will be speechless. So much so, you will not want to wait a week to find out what happens next.
BTW that isn’t the only shocking moment in tonight’s episode that turns out to be a major game changer. So don’t miss a single second of it.

Also at 8p, but on the Smithsonian Channel the new series Major League Legends takes the bat. Each week, they will feature episodes dedicated to baseball greats that everyone knows. Tonight’s episode gives us the backstory of Hank Aaron. He is known as the first African-American to play professional baseball, but how much more do you know about him? With this show you will learn his story and what he went through from his mouth, archived news footage and his fans. It is a history our kids should know about and more importantly we should know about.
Next week, they will feature Babe Ruth, then Ted Williams and finally Lou Gehrig. We know their names, we know their stats, now let’s get to know them.
Major League Legends scores a home run whether you are a fan of the sport or not. If love the game, then this is a must watch and record. If not, you will still say this show came out swinging.

Also debuting tonight, but at 10p on Discovery is Rockin’ Roadsters. When you think of ZZ Top, you think of their music, their beards and their cars. This show is about the latter. Billy Gibbons loves his hot rods and he recruits Jimmy Shine to make his dream cars come true. What does he want to do with it? You will be surprised to find out what this Rocker’s desires are for it.
Together Gibbons and Shine will go looking for an automobile they can customize. Then when they find it, it is up to Shine to Shine. You will watch him convert a piece of junk into the hottest hot rod you’ve ever seen. This show has legs and they know how to use them.

Also at 10p but on NBC, Blindspot is finally back. The episode picks up where it left off and we learn a little more about Jane (Jaimie Alexander) as she learns about herself. But there is only so much we will find out because life goes on and she has to go back to work. Together, they will investigate a case that you can tell was inspired by a story from two years ago that captivated the world. It is interesting take on it and you wonder if that could’ve happened. Got you curious right? Then watch it!


Lucy Hale says that Pretty Little Liars is ending
February 26th, 2016 under Freeform, James Corden. [ Comments: none ]

Lucy Hale was on The Late Late Show yesterday and James Corden asked her if the rumors are true that the show is ending next season. After trying to avoid the answer she told him, “It is ending.” What? Then she added, “We’ve been doing it for 6 years. I’ve literally spent my 20’s on the show and I think that all good things come to an end.” But then she said, “Who knows what can happen?” Even though she loves the people she works with and the show, it is just time.
At that point, the CBS late night host asked her how she wants the soapy drama to end. She told him, “I used to say I wanted the show to end, walking away in the sunset. They are all happy, living an A free life. No drama.” But now there is a, “But, I don’t. I want it to end really tragically.”
Are you sad that she made the news official or did you want the show to go on and on and on? I think the actresses are ready to move to bigger and better things, and I can’t wait to see what is next for them. Hale truly is a star in the making and so are her co-stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell.


Does Young & Hungry’s Emily Osment think Josh & Gabi should get together?
February 10th, 2016 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

Young & Hungry is a comedy about a man and a woman who should be together, but just can’t seem to make it happen. On the first episode, Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) hired Gabi (Emily Osment) to be his personal Chef. The first night she cooked for him, they had a little too much to drink and slept together. Only problem, he’s engaged. The two of them decided to keep their relationship strictly a professional one.
As the season went on, Gabi and Josh started to grow feelings for each other, but he was getting married. She wound meeting a new guy and Josh set the date for his nuptials. Then as his big day approached, he realized he was with the wrong woman, but it was too late because Gabi left on plane with that other man.
She finally returned to San Fransisco, but she was still with that other guy who was half way around the world. Eventually, she realized she still liked Josh. But it wasn’t enough, so they continued to date other people…a lot of other people.
Then when last season ended, she was dating a new guy, Josh’s brother. But a grand gesture on Josh’s part made her re-evaluate how she felt about him. So when he showed up where she was at, she knew what she had to do. And that gets you caught up to tonight’s episode on Freeform at 8p.
Does Emily Osment want Josh and Gabi to get together and make it work? She recently told me when I visited the set, “I don’t want them to get together because I feel like it is that Rachel and Ross old tale of once they are together, the audience is satisfied and then what? Then you are just in a happy relationship and that is not good TV.” Then she added, “I think the writers are doing a very smart of job of planning when they get together, planning how long they are going to be together, what is going to tear them apart and who is going to be next. With Gabi there is always somebody, which I find very hilarious.”
Another thing she is enjoying, is the changes to the show since ABC Family became Freeform a few weeks ago. She revealed how it has changed the show, “We are pushing the limit now that we are on Freeform. The things we are able to do, the bracket has widened a little bit and we are taking that to our full advantage.” What does that mean? She said, “Well there’s a little more nudity. It’s a little more suggestive. It’s played more real.” Explaining, “If you think about it, anybody who’s dating in their 20’s and 30’s, come across a lot of topics that are sex related. I think we are kind of exploring that a little bit more. Which is funny because obviously we are a comedy and we are not going to play anything to real but the jokes that we make involving sex are pretty hysterical.”
If you thought Young & Hungry was pretty hysterical beforehand, it is even going to be even more hysterical this season. I don’t know how they are going to make this hysterical show even more hysterical, but I know that they will. That is enough of a reason to tune in.


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