Scoop: THE BOLD TYPE on Freeform- Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will air an affecting season finale episode of breakout hit "The Bold Type" centering on the issue of sexual assault. "The Bold Type" season finale will air tonight on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, at 9:01 p.m. EDT; and episodes are available on the FreeForm app and (same date and time). Additionally, the first nine episodes are available to binge on the FreeForm app for mobile devices and connected TV, On Demand, and Hulu.

In the episode, "Carry the Weight," Jane struggles with telling Jacqueline about her decision to leave Scarlet, especially when she's asked to write a piece about a performance artist/activist who is speaking out about sexual assault. After how things were left with Adena, Kat is distracted while trying to throw a memorable NY Fashion Week party for Scarlet. And Sutton gets into an awkward situation at work with Richard and Alex.

Immediately following the east coast airing, fans can head over to "The Bold Type''s Facebook page for an exclusive chat with series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. They will discuss the powerful season finale, answer fan questions and share some behind-the-scenes SECRETS about the series' first season.

Freeform is partnering with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) around the episode to provide resources for consumers. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800.656.HOPE, which provides 24/7 help to users connecting them with local sexual assault service providers. RAINN also runs, a confidential online chat platform staffed by trained support specialists.

Described by the New York Times as "'Sex and the City' meets 'Girls,'" "The Bold Type" continues to garner praise. Vulture named the show "the biggest TV surprise of 2017." 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.

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