Thursday, December 15, 2016

Freeform Gives Series Order to Comedy 'Alone Together' Starring Esther Povitsky & Benji Aflalo

Freeform has given a series order to single camera comedy Alone Together created by and starring Esther Povitsky (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Benji Aflalo (The Burn with Jeff Ross). The new series will air sometime in 2017.

The comedy stars Povitsky and Aflalo as best friends who want nothing more than to be accepted by the vain and status-obsessed culture. Despite their sometimes contentious relationships, when push comes to shove, they've got each other's back - and they have nobody else to hang out with.

The guest cast for the pilot includes Chris D'Elia, Ginger Gonzaga, Edgar Blackmon, Hayley Marie Norman, Kamilla Alnes, Jim O'Heir and Justine Lupe.

Povitsky and Aflalo wrote the pilot with Eben Russell. They executive produce with Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg and Hunter Covington. Daniel Gray Longino directed the pilot.

"We are so proud of this series as it perfectly embodies he evolving Freeform brand and our dedication to programming for the 20-something viewer," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, Freeform. "Our audience will quickly fall in love as we did with real-life best friends Esther and Benji, who navigate a world of perfect 10s as self-proclaimed 6s."