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    Freeform Pulls the Plug on Comedy ‘Unrelated’

    Freeform has reversed its decision on the straight-to-series order it gave to multi-camera comedy “Unrelated,” which was fully cast and heading into production. The series, from “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris Ranada Shepard and ABC Signature will now go into redevelopment at the cable network. The series, formerly known as “Besties,” already went through changes behind the scenes. Original showrunners Casey […]

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    Netflix Orders ‘Black Excellence’ from Kenya Barris

    Netflix has ordered comedy “Black Excellence,” their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star. The logline: Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, “Black Excellence” looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the “family sitcom” in a way we’ve […]

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    Freeform Orders Comedy ‘Besties’

    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 […]

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