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‘Kal Penn Approves This Message’ coming to Freeform on Sept. 22

Freeform is helping spread awareness with a new election-themed series Kal Penn Approves This Message, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22.

‘Sweet Magnolias’ 1×05 Rewatch: ‘Dance First, Think Later’

Let’s revisit the fifth episode of Sweet Magnolias, “Dance First, Think Later,” where the Sweet Magnolias open The Corner Spa, sparks fly between Ty and Annie and Maddie and Cal heat things up.

‘She’s All That’ remake casts its lead in TikTok star Addison Rae

‘He’s All That’ has cast TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling as the female lead, where she’ll play the popular influencer – a sign of the times.

20 songs that are turning 20 years old in 2020

Join me, fellow millennials, as we take a look at 20 songs that are turning 20 years old in 2020.

WATCH: This Chadwick Boseman tribute will leave you in tears

Marvel shared a Chadwick Boseman tribute video, and you’ll be hard-pressed to not find yourself fighting back tears.

WATCH: Clare wants some respect in new ‘The Bachelorette’ promo

The wait is almost over! The Bachelorette is gearing up for an October debut, where we’ll get to see how Clare Crawley’s drama-filled outing as the lead plays out.

It’s not October without Freeform’s ’31 Nights of Halloween’

There’s nothing quite like Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween,” an annual tradition featuring some of the spookiest and most nostalgia-filled flicks.

Amy Adams joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie

Amy Adams has joined the cast of the “Dear Evan Hansen” film, and she’ll play Cynthia Murphy in the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

WATCH: Christina Aguilera’s new ‘Reflection’ music video for ‘Mulan’

Christina Aguilera dropped a new rendition of her song “Reflection,” which will appear in Mulan, and it’s simply breathtaking.

‘Sweet Magnolias’ 1×04 Rewatch: ‘Lay It All Down’

Let’s revisit the fourth episode of Sweet Magnolias, “Lay It All Down,” where Dana Sue reevaluates her life after a health scare, Maddie and Cal continue their flirtation and Helen reignites a spark with an old flame.

21 Upstead gifs that have us counting the days until ‘Chicago P.D.’ season 8

So – just because – here are 21 Upstead gifs that we can’t stop staring out as we think about what’s in store for one of our favorite ships when the new season begins.

Freeform announces ‘grown-ish All Nighter-ish Marathon’

Freeform is helping make quarantine a little more enjoyable with a “grown-ish, All-Nighter-ish Marathon.”

‘Sweet Magnolias’ 1×03 Rewatch: ‘Give Drink to the Thirsty’

Let’s revisit the third episode of Sweet Magnolias, where Maddie turned up the heat with Cal, Dana Sue struggles with the stress of being the boss and Helen learns the importance of asking for help.

WATCH: New ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer debuts at DC FanDome

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuted a new extended trailer at DC FanDome – and we are freaking out!

DC FanDome Schedule: 21 panels to watch

We’re just one week away from the DC mega-event known as DC FanDome, which will feature an array of panels covering our favorite DC movies and television shows.

‘Sweet Magnolias’ 1×02 Rewatch: ‘A United Front’

Let’s revisit the second episode of Sweet Magnolias, “A United Front,” where our ladies started to get their business underway, Ty handles his parents’ separation about as well as you’d think and Maddie finds a cute flirtation with Cal.

I Will Go Down With This Ship: Ty & Annie Edition

When it comes to Sweet Magnolias’ Ty and Annie, they stole my heart immediately and quickly. Here’s why I will forever go down with this ship.

See what’s coming to Freeform in September

Here’s a look at Freeform’s helping of September movie weekends, which features three days of Disney favorites.

‘Bachelorette’ Breakup: Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen split after 2 years

Another ‘Bachelor’ Nation couple has called it quits. Two years after Becca Kufrin accepted Garrett Yrigoyen’s proposal on ‘The Bachelorette,’ the couple has decided to part ways.

What the hell is going on with ‘The Bachelorette’ filming?

There’s no denying that 2020 has been one shit show of a year. Which apparently is rolling over into the entertainment landscape. The Bachelorette was forced to shut down production before the start of Clare Crawley’s season, which after four…

‘Sweet Magnolias’ 1×01 Rewatch: ‘Pour It Out’

Let’s revisit the pilot of Sweet Magnolias, which introduced us to three strong, independent and vibrant women and their town of Serenity.