Famous in Love: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
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Air date: Apr 18, 2017

In the series premiere, a college student working on her business degree is convinced to go to an open-casting call for an upcoming movie franchise and unexpectedly books the starring role. Meanwhile, intrigue flows through Hollywood as every actor wants a part in the new film.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2017

Paige struggles with how to break her casting news to her parents before the media does it for her. Meanwhile, gossip is still swirling about Rainer and Jordan's fight over Tangey; and Nina is determined to shut it down so it won't hurt the film.

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Air date: May 2, 2017

Paige becomes overwhelmed by her school workload and the film's grueling schedule, leading her to lean on Jake and Cassie for help. Meanwhile, Nina must make cuts to the movie budget; and Jake meets with an agent about his script.

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Air date: May 9, 2017

Paige is determined to prove to everyone she can succeed, but everything goes awry on her first day on set, leaving her confidence shaken; and Rainer asks Paige out on a date. Meanwhile, Cassie resorts to desperate measures to pay her tuition bill; and Tangey clashes with her mother about her career.

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Air date: May 16, 2017

Paige wants to celebrate her birthday with friends.

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Air date: May 23, 2017

Cassie hides out after her secret is revealed.

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Air date: May 30, 2017

Paige still struggles to keep up in school.

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Air date: Jun 6, 2017

Alexis has to deliver some bad news to Jake.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2017

Paige learns that Jake could be leaving L.A. for good.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, cast and crew hide concerns for Rainer from the press.

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Paige (Bella Thorne) is an ordinary college student, who enjoys acting on the side. When a casting call for Hollywood's next big blockbuster movie opens, Paige's roommates Cassie (Georgie Flores) and Jake (Charlie DePew) convince her to audition. Much to her own surprise, she lands the part. Now, Paige's life turns upside down, as she navigates her newfound fame and ends up uncovering the secret behind the disappearance of a popular pop star.


Bella Thorne
as Paige Townsen
Carter Jenkins
as Rainer Devon
Charlie DePew
as Jake Salt
Keith Powers
as Jordan Wilder
Niki Koss
as Alexis Glenn
Georgie Flores
as Cassandra Perkins
Perrey Reeves
as Nina Devon
Pepi Sonuga
as Tangey Turner
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Critic Reviews for Famous in Love Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

It's still hard to fathom how a show developed by the creator of Pretty Little Liars could be so unable to deliver any enticing twists or turns or could lack even the most kid-friendly hints of edginess.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Yes, you've seen this story and its fairly flat and uninspired characters a million times before, but, as Hollywood teaches, sometimes a shiny surface is all you need.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

While Famous in Love suffered the standard pilot kinks (awkward chemistry, overzealous line delivery, and too much telling rather than showing), the series delivered on its potential for addictive, soapy drama.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Soapy drama has bright lights, sexuality, and drinking.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Freeform's newest YA adaptation, Famous in Love, finds an agreeable, if bland, Bella Thorne in a show that's hard to love.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Famous in Love: Season 1

  • Oct 05, 2018
    it's good but not the best.
  • Sep 24, 2017
    Cliche. Bad acting. Bad dialogues. Not so interesting plot (unrealistic as well). Don't bother. May impress 12 year olds who love cheesy love triangles and are easy impressed.
  • Aug 13, 2017
    Bella Thorne saves this mixed bag of teenage clichés and what you might call "wannabe clichés," meaning dialogue so dumb that not even the most stereotyped teen ever said it. Plot moves like a wooly mammoth! Staged and directed by Captain Obvious! What saves it? Bella Thorne!
  • Jul 13, 2017
    Fame. Jealousy. Controversies. The tales of filmdom. SEASON 01: Most surprising series of the year. It's shocking to know it did not get the recognition it deserved. Yes, it was not like you have never heard the story before. The same old film industry formula. How things work, particularly what are all the trouble the newcomers would face stepping inside the studio. Besides, scams, controversies, personal feud, broken friendship, business deal, press meet, public appearance and many more it covers. I am a film fanatic that I only started to watch the television series in the recent years, but reviewing them was only very recently. The reason I like television series is the details. In films, you won't get that kind of details for a 90 or 120 minute film. But a series of ten episodes and each runs for 40 minutes means an average of seven hours per season. There you go, they can cover every minute detail they want and even more. Some of the parts of the story were intentional, but overall it worked out well. The curiosity it created for its viewers was awesome. At the end of each episode I have been always eager to know what might come in the next. Like I said, it was more a curiosity than suspense. That's the major difference that people who watched it not getting, hence showing displeasure. Three freshmen, as well as close friends living under the same roof have their own agenda to be in the city of Angels. When one of them bags the unexpected role for a feature film, becomes an overnight famous. That leads to change many things around. Never sees the solution, but only the issue gets bigger. At one stage, comes the time everything to be sorted out, but again pulls back with a twist. It all consists of fame, jealousy, disputes and other complications. Like any tale, who end where and what will be the conclusion is the final episode that unfolds. Best casting. I liked all the actors, actresses. Bella Thorne exceptional in the lead. Actually, I did not expect that, having seen her in other films. Definitely the best performance so far I've seen. I hope the second season makes its way. Because it did not end properly. I really disappointed with that. I thought it was going to solve all the puzzle in here itself. But it's good they have saved some of it to take forward in the following season. ...Because there's will be something for us to expect from it than guessing what new it going to give us like in the films that ended comfortable, but after its great commercial success, the filmmakers create a new story, a new adventure out of nothing, except with those fine characters to destroy the original. Anyway, this is a fine programme, but now I'm waiting for the next season. Just don't think it's for teenagers, but for grown ups too. Go for it! 8/10
  • Jun 24, 2017
    This show was amazing and addictive! At first, I only watched it because I ADORE Bella Thorne and wanna support anything that allows her incredible acting talents to shine. However, the show is really deep and shows the less glamorous side of Hollywood. A lot of celebs aren't what they appear to be in the public eye, there are a lot of cutthroats that will stomp on people to get what they want, there are manipulative people, you'll have put A LOT of work into something and someone else is going to make it without you being part of it, old friends being at risk of drifting apart, and that celebrities do struggle in life (Fame and fortune doesn't end suffering). The acting (Especially from Bella Thorne as the main character) is wonderful, there are likable characters, it's suspenseful, it feels real and not sugar coated, I never know what will happen, and I absolutely want MORE of this. This better get a season 2 because the only other time I've gotten into a drama show was with Once Upon A Time (Not watching season 7 because season 6 was the perfect ending) and that is saying A LOT! I don't care what the critics say! I read their reviews before watching it and I felt their reactions were absolutely pretentious, rigid, nitpicky, and some things were inaccurate. It's an absolutely wonderful show that I hope to see more of with a season 2 (Plus more seasons).
  • May 27, 2017
    It was a great show love the plot and how it gives us a. Inside look of how celebrities life are. Also it left us with A bunch of cliff hangers. But after all it's was a amazing show
  • May 19, 2017
    I like this show for what it is--a teen drama with a lot of flare that hooks you from the very beginning!
  • May 10, 2017
    what an amazing tv show!
  • May 05, 2017
    A new binge worthy obsession that is full of drama and great acting. Bella Thorne did am amazing job . What's also great is that the sjow is kind of like a soap opera which is cool.
  • May 02, 2017
    Love! Love! Love! It's different that's for sure but it's a great inside in how life could really go for a new actor / actress! I can't wait for season 2!

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