Freeform Greenlights Lonely Island Comedy ‘Alone Together’

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Freeform Greenlights Lonely Island Comedy ‘Alone Together’

As Freeform’s summer slate rolls out, Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, announced a new comedy pilot “Alone Together” by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

“This is a fiercely funny look at young adults who are unapologetically themselves while blazing their own paths, which fits nicely into the tradition already set by our current slate,” said Burke.

“Alone Together,” is a half-hour comedy about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds as they try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Esther Povitsky, (“Lady Dynamite,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) Benji Afalo (“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) will star in, write and executive-produce the pilot. Eben Russell will also write and executive-produce.

This pilot joins other recently announced pickups, series and pilots including season six for hit comedy “Baby Daddy,” and series “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After,” “Famous In Love” and “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” and pilot “Issues.”

About Freeform

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.

The above press release was issued by Freeform.

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