Freeform Gives Series Order to Magazine Drama “The Bold Type” from “Parenthood” Writer

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At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, the channel Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, gave a 12-episode series order to the upcoming drama , a writer for Parenthood, created the show, which is inspired by the life of Hearst Magazine Chief Content Officer and former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. It hails from Universal Television and will be co-executive produced by Coles, Ruben Fleischer, and Holly Whidden.

The series follows Jane (played by Faking It alum ) who has just been promoted as a writer for the magazine Scarlet. She is both passionate and determined, though sometimes overwhelmed by life in New York City.  of Transparent fame will star as the editor-in-chief of Scarlet.

Freeform exec VP of programming Karey Burke calls the series a “love letter to modern feminism,” which “aims to be a destination for authentic female friendship and empowerment.”

Also at TCA, the channel announced a fifth-season renewal for The Fosters.

Watson is keeping busy in the world of television as the creator for CBS’ Pure Genius and currently serving as an executive on the in-development series The Underwriting for Fox.

Stevens was a contestant on Season 9 of American Idol before landing the role of Karma on MTV’s Faking It. She also appeared in the 2015 film Friends and Romans.

Hardin has an extensive , appearing in series like Monk, The Office, and the aforementioned Transparent. She has also been in numerous films, such as Self/Less and 17 Again.

Watson is repped by .
Stevens is repped by and Group.
Hardin is repped by and .

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