Will The Bold Type be renewed for another season? Recently, Freeform executive Karey Burke spoke with Variety about the future of the freshman TV series.
The drama follows three young women who work at a Cosmopolitan-like women’s magazine called Scarlet. The cast includes Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Matt Ward, Sam Page, Melora Hardin, and Nikohl Boosheri.
Even though Freeform has not renewed The Bold Type yet for a second season, it seems likely there will be one. Speaking to Variety, the network’s EVP of programming and development Karey Burke said Freeform is very happy with the response to the freshman series:
We are overjoyed by the critical response, and even more so by the outpouring of love and passion from fans. It’s humbling and inspiring to know that these characters are already touching people in a significant way.”
However, while the critical and fan response to The Bold Type has been largely positive, ratings have not been great for the new series. Overall, season one averaged a .15 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 311,000 viewers, making it Freeform’s lowest-rated series for the 2016-2017 season. Will the network renew the low-rated critical darling or cancel it?
What do you think? Have you seen The Bold Type? Do you hope it’s renewed?