FREEFORM COMMITS TO 'ALONE TOGETHER,'
GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON AHEAD OF JANUARY 10 SERIES PREMIERE
Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, today announced that its freshman comedy series, "Alone Together," has been greenlit for a second season ahead of its series premiere. Slated to debut Jan. 10, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. EST, "Alone Together" stars comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo and is executive produced by The Lonely Island trio Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone.
"'Alone Together' is easily the best show ever made," said The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. "If you don't watch it, you're a fool. There are 4 million shows on TV, but this is the only one worth watching."
"Alone Together" stars stand-up comedians Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and named Variety's "10 Comics to Watch in 2017") and Aflalo ("Not Safe with Nikki Glaser") as two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds trying to make their way in the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles. These two only find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Throughout the season Esther and Benji's misadventures include shooting their own music video, standing in line for a Lip Kit Pop Up and even trying their hand at retirement life. Regardless of the escapade, you can be sure in their own warped way they will have each other's backs while calling each other on their nonsense in a way that only best friends can.
"I'm so grateful to Freeform for this crazy opportunity," said Povitsky. "Plus, you know the saying: 'second season, second dog.' I'll see you guys at the animal shelter."
"Season one was so fun," said Aflalo. "If we did not get a season two, I was gonna dedicate my life to some sort of charity because I'm a really good person on the side."
"Alone Together" is created by Povitsky, Aflalo and Eben Russell ("Girl Boss"), who serve as writers and executive producers. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Becky Sloviter and Hunter Covington also serve as executive producers.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it 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.