Freeform wasn’t in love with Bella Thorne’s Famous In Love. The program has been canceled after only two seasons.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Freeform initially wanted to do a third season of the expensive series from producers Warner Horizon Scripted Television but asked streaming partner Hulu — which has SVOD rights to the drama — for a larger contribution. Given Famous in Love’s same-day viewership — season two averaged 254,000 total viewers, down from 330,000 in its freshman run — Hulu declined and Freeform instead opted to cancel the show.
Star Thorne and showrunner King are said to have clashed on multiple occasions, with the actress exhibiting what sources described as “diva-like behavior” on set. Sources note Thorne actively wanted off of Famous in Love with the actress and social media star having refused to participate in Freeform-organized live-tweets during its second season.
King, meanwhile, continues to be Freeform’s go-to showrunner after having delivered the cabler’s signature hit in Pretty Little Liars.
If THR is to be believed, it sounds like Thorne was the real issue more than anything else. With racy Snapchat posts and obnoxious behavior she seems to be headed down the same path as another once famous young redhead…