Freeform Airs Powerful Episode of THE BOLD TYPE in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will air an emotional episode of breakout hit THE BOLD TYPE, discussing breast cancer awareness. "The Bold Type" will air tonight, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, at 9:01 p.m. EDT, and episodes are available on the FreeForm app and Freeform.com (same date and time). FreeForm will air a catch-up marathon of all previous episodes of "The Bold Type" beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Additionally, the first five episodes are available to binge on the FreeForm app for mobile devices and connected TV, On Demand, Freeform.com and Hulu. Watch a promo below

In the episode "The Breast Issue," Jacqueline assigns Jane a controversial article about BRCA gene testing, not knowing that it is a very personal issue for Jane. In promoting Scarlet's breast health awareness campaign, Kat tries to make a big splash on social media, but may end up doing more harm than good. Sutton takes a big swing on her first day in the fashion department, but when things threaten to fall apart, Alex rushes to her rescue.


Described by the New York Times as "'Sex and the City' meets 'Girls,'" "The Bold Type" continues to garner praise. IndieWire called the series "one of the most addictive and progressive series on TV this summer." Refinery29 notes "one thing is clear about Freeform's new series 'The Bold Type': It's wonderfully obsessed with women supporting women." And Entertainment Weekly named "The Bold Type" as one of the summer's biggest breakouts.

The series stars Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Sam Page as Richard Hunter, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine. "The Bold Type" is executive produced by Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Joanna Coles and Ruben Fleischer. Holly Whidden is co-executive producer. The series is a Universal Television and The District production.

About FreeForm Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, FreeForm connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it 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.

Photo credit: Freeform/Philippe Bosse



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