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Freeform Orders Comedy ‘Besties’

Multi-Camera Series Comes From the Creators of 'grown-ish'

In addition to spin-off “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” Freeform will introduce a new half-hour multi-camera sitcom next season called “Besties.” From co-creators Kenya Barris and Ranada Shepard (“grown-ish”), “Besties” explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.

Kenya Barris and Ranada Shepard are executive producers; the series is produced by ABC Signature Studios. No casting has been announced at present.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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