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‘Single Drunk Female’ Renewed for season 2 at Freeform

Single Drunk Female is returning to Freeform alongside new YA dramedy series While You Were Breeding.

The Disney-owned youth-skewing network has handed the Sofia Black-D’Elia- and Ally Sheedy-fronted series a second season after performing well for the network on linear and digital.

Single Drunk Female follows 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink (Black-D’Elia) who, after a public flame-out at a New York media company, is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol (Sheedy). Back in Greater Boston, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda.

Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard also star.

The series comes from 20th Television and was created by Simone Finch, who executive produces along with Jenni Konner, Daisy Gardner, Phil Traill, Nora Silver and Leslye Headland.

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‘Single Drunk Female’ Star Sofia Black-D’Elia Signs With CAA

Actress Sofia Black-D’Elia, who currently stars in the critically acclaimed comedy series Single Drunk Female for Freeform and Hulu, has signed with CAA for representation.

In the series from creator Simone Finch which launched in January, Black-D’Elia plays Samantha Fink who, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, is forced to move back home with her overbearing mother to sober up and avoid jail time. She stars alongside Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington, Garrick Bernard, Ally Sheedy and more.

The first episode of Single Drunk Female airing on January 20 marked Freeform’s highest-viewed comedy premiere. The series is currently rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Black-D’Elia has also appeared in Richard Price and Steve Zaillian’s Emmy-winning HBO miniseries The Night Of, with Riz Ahmed, John Turturro and Bill Camp; Peter Moffat’s Showtime crime drama Your Honor, with Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg and more; Dave Chernin and John Chernin’s Fox comedy series The Mick, starring Kaitlin Olson; MTV’s remake of Skins; and The CW’s Gossip Girl, among other projects.

She continues to be represented by Brookside Artist Management and Viewpoint.

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Single Drunk Female – First Look!

Freeform announced its January schedule, which includes the series premiere of the highly anticipated comedy “Single Drunk Female,” from Jenni Konner and Simone Finch, with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, Jan. 20, and new episodes of “grown-ish” on Thursday, Jan. 27. All titles will be available to stream on Hulu the day after the premiere.

“Single Drunk Female” will debut with back-to-back episodes on THURSDAY, JAN. 20, starting at 10 p.m. After its premiere, the series will air new episodes Thursdays at 10:30 p.m., following “grown-ish.”

In this dramedy, a public flame-out at a New York media company forces 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha restarts her life, working at the local grocery store while surrounded by all of the triggers that made her drink in the first place. Confronted with remnants of her old life, including run-ins with her perfect former best friend, who is now dating her ex, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda.

“Single Drunk Female” stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard. The series comes from 20th Television and is written and created by Simone Finch (“The Connors”), who will executive produce along with Jenni Konner (“Girls,” “Camping”), Daisy Gardner (“Silicon Valley,” “The Goldbergs”), Phil Traill (“Good Girls”), Nora Silver and Leslye Headland. Headland (“Russian Doll” and “Star Wars: The Acolyte”) directed the pilot.

‘Single Drunk Female’ Goes To Series At Freeform

Single Drunk Female, a comedy starring Sofia Black-D’Elia, has been handed a series order at Freeform.

The Disney-owned network has ordered ten episodes of the series, which is written by The Conners’ Simone Finch, after piloting the project.

It comes as Freeform has passed on its other current pilot, None of the Above, and picked up Phoebe Robinson’s adaptation of her memoir, Everything’s Trash But It’s Ok to pilot.

Single Drunk Female follows irreverent alcoholic Samantha Fink, who, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, is forced to move back home with her “Smother” to sober up and avoid jail time. But when her childhood BFF reveals surprising news, Samantha realizes she can no longer qualify as a party girl—she’s a walking disaster.

Black-D’Elia, who has featured in Showtime’s Your Honor and Fox’s The Mick, stars as Fink. It also stars Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard.

Finch exec produces alongside Girls’ Jenni Konner and Good Girls’ Phil Traill, while Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland directed and exec produced the pilot. The half-hour project comes from 20th Television.

Freeform President Tara Duncan told Deadline she was “very excited” about Single Drunk Female. “This show really embodies the strategy that I’m putting forth at Freeform; it’s very funny and it’s also grounded in authentic stories from one of the writers, Simone Finch,” she said. “The thing I really love about this story is that it feels so of the moment. It’s about figuring out that journey and what you want to lay out for your life in terms of what’s going to happen next. It felt very relatable and sticky with what’s currently happening for our audience.”

Duncan confirmed that the network had passed on None of the Above.

The pilot starred Kidding’s Gregg Wayans and Snowfall’s Asjha Cooper as leads with Ron Taylor, Justin Miles and Katelyn Tarver also featuring.

The single-camera comedy, which came from Black-ish’s Kenny Smith, ABC Signature and Tornante TV, followed Cannon (Wayans) and his best friend Valencia (Cooper), two college friends that find their transition into the “real” world isn’t easy because they don’t quite conform to other people’s expectations.

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