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PRODUCTION BEGINS AND NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED ON FREEFORM’S NEW COMEDY PILOT ‘ALONE TOGETHER’ FROM THE TEAM AT THE LONELY ISLAND – ANDY SAMBERG, JORMA TACCONE AND AKIVA SCHAFFER

                                  

 

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (5694465d) Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' film premiere, New York, America - 24 May 2016
Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (5694465d)
Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone
‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ film premiere, New York, America – 24 May 2016

August 26, 2016

Production started this week in Los Angeles on the new Freeform comedy pilot “Alone Together” by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. In addition to series stars Esther Povitsky (“Lady Dynamite,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Benji Aflalo (“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”), Freeform has cast guest stars Chris D’Elia (“Undateable”), Ginger Gonzaga (“Wrecked”), Edgar Blackmon (“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”), Hayley Marie Norman (“Adam Ruins Everything”), Kamilla Alnes (“American Horror Story”), Jim O’Heir (“Parks and Recreation”) and Justine Lupe (“Younger”).

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“Alone Together” is a half-hour, single-camera comedy about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds trying to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Esther Povitsky, Benji Aflalo and Eben Russell (“Last Man Standing”) serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg and Hunter Covington also serve as executive producers. Daniel Gray Longino (“Lady Dynamite,” “Portlandia”) will direct the pilot.

About Freeform (the new name for ABC Family)

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network 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.

 

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