Freeform Officially Cancels ‘Famous in Love’ After 2 Seasons (UPDATE)

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UPDATED (6/29/18):

After days of speculation, Freeform has officially canceled the Bella Thorne-starring series,Famous in Love.

The show, which debuted in spring of 2017, returned for a second season earlier this year. Helmed by Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marlene King, the show was axed by the network Friday after rumors of its demise popped up earlier in the week.

Earlier Friday, King posted about the show on her Twitter page.

The network released a statement about the cancellation, saying:

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to air Famous In Love. After many discussions we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season,” they said. “We want to thank our colleagues at Warner Horizon and our incredible producers, writers, cast and crew, especially Marlene King, for their creativity, hard work and dedication.”


It appears that Bella Thorne’s Freeform show Famous in Love is in danger of being canceled.

After previous reports made on Twitter saying that the show was canceled, Entertainment Weekly revealed that the show may still have a chance. “No decision has been made at this time,” the network told EW.

The series, created by Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King, follows Thorne’s character Paige as she’s thrust from obscurity into the spotlight after landing a dream movie role.

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Early reports made by The Hollywood Reporter had sources saying, “Freeform initially wanted to do a third season of the expensive series from producers Warner Horizon Scripted Television but asked streaming partner Hulu — which has SVOD rights to the drama — for a larger contribution. ”

In the meantime, the cast reacted to the initial buzz that the show was given the boot by Freeform. Bella Thorne’s reaction via Twitter implied that she had little idea that something like this would happen:

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Whereas showrunner Marlene King addressed another rumor, in which people chalked up the cancellation to onset feuds between herself and Thorne:

King even chimed in on the show’s state, saying, “FACT: The ENTIRE @FamousInLoveTV cast and crew are crossing our fingers and toes as we light candles for a S3 pickup. #Raige On!”

Other cast members Carter Jenkins and Niki Koss also chimed in as they cross their fingers and hope for the best:

While fans wait for official word, the series sounds like it has a better chance of being saved than some, but it’s likely up to the fans and network — “Save Our Show” campaigns have clearly had an impact on show cancellations this season.

Famous in Love, Streaming now, Hulu