Freeform is breaking up with “Famous in Love,” choosing to cancel the series from “Pretty Little Liars” showrunner I. Marlene King after two seasons.
“We are proud to have had the opportunity to air ‘Famous In Love,'” a spokesperson for Freeform told TheWrap in a statement Friday. “After many discussions we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season. 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.”
The Bella Thorne-led drama aired its season finale on the younger-skewing cable network last month, an episode that will now serve as the series finale.
Rumors of the show’s demise began swirling earlier this week (which Freeform had denied at the time). Thorne herself saw the rumors via Twitter (and SpoilerTV), writing “If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset. Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe.”
If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset. Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe. https://t.co/B6Q5BX8hkt
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) June 26, 2018
Thorne starred on the series as Paige, a college student who rockets to fame after auditioning for a big Hollywood movie. Carter Jenkins, Charlie Depew, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga, Keith Powers and Perrey Reeves also starred.
King, who served as creator and showrunner on the series, will stay with Freeform with the upcoming “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff series “The Perfectionists,” led by “PLL” alums Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish.
It is part of the network’s drama slate, which also includes the mermaid drama “Siren,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “The Bold Type,” the upcoming “The Fosters” spinoff “Good Trouble,” as well as the final run of episodes for the YA fantasy series “Shadowhunters.”