There was good news and bad news for fans of a couple of shows on the Freeform network, formerly ABC Family.
Freeform picked up a fourth season of the hit original comedy series Young & Hungry, it was announced by Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming & Development, Freeform.
Production on the new season begins today, Monday, March 7.
“’Young & Hungry is the first series we’ve renewed under the new Freeform banner. It remains a staple in our comedy diet. The show’s humor, quality and wonderful actors fit perfectly with our evolving brand,” said Burke.
Season to date, Young & Hungry is cable TV’s #1 scripted original series in its time period in target Adult 18-34 and Adult 18-49 demographics.
The network also announced that it had decided not to bring back its freshman series Kevin From Work for a second season.
Kevin from Work has the unlucky distinction to be the first series cancelled under the newly branded Freeform network.
Although the series received mostly positive reviews from critics, it just didn’t connect with an audience and it showed in the ratings.
The series premiered in August 2015 to a respectable 580,000 viewers, but during its 10-episode run, the ratings began to decline steadily to a dismal 120,000 viewers for its last episode.
**Photo courtesy of ABC FAMILY/Bob D’Amico**