[02/10/17 - 11:04 AM] Freeform Launches the New Digital Short-Form Series "My Boyfriend Is a Robot" Available Today on Freeform.com and the Freeform App Chloe Searcy and Josh Margolin star in the project, a romantic fish-out-of-water comedy centering on the relationship between a girl and her boyfriend - who happens to be a robot.
[via press release from Freeform]
FREEFORM LAUNCHES THE NEW DIGITAL SHORT-FORM SERIES
'MY BOYFRIEND IS A ROBOT' AVAILABLE TODAY ON
FREEFORM.COM AND THE FREEFORM APP
Freeform premieres its newest digital short-form series, "My Boyfriend is a Robot," a romantic fish-out-of-water comedy centering on the relationship between a girl and her boyfriend - who happens to be a robot. The show can be seen on Freeform.com and Freeform app, starting today, February 10. The project is from executive producers Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso.
"My Boyfriend is a Robot," created by and starring Chloe Searcy ("Chloe + Zoë") and Josh Margolin ("New Girl"), is a romantic comedy with a twist. Rosie is a totally normal 20-something girl. Bruce is a highly advanced 5-year-old humanoid robot and a really great guy. The show follows Rosie and Bruce as they navigate the ups and downs of their imperfect, but loving relationship.
Searcy (Rosie) is best known for her web series "Chloe + Zoë," which she wrote and starred in with Zoë Worth. It was featured by a number of publications, including Refinery 29, Thought Catalog, Nylon Magazine and Indiewire, who included it in their year-end Best-Of lists in both 2012 and 2013. After two seasons and a spin-off series on Hello Giggles, "Chloe + Zoë" was developed as a half-hour pilot at MTV. The series is now available on the Fullscreen app.
Josh Margolin ("Bruce") is an actor and writer with extensive improv comedy experience. He has appeared on "New Girl" and "Hot in Cleveland," as well as on a variety of digital platforms including Funny or Die, Fullscreen and IFC's Comedy Crib. Josh's web series "New Partner," which he wrote and starred in with Quinn Beswick, won Best Comedy at the 2015 New York Television Festival and is now in development at Will Gluck's production company, Olive Bridge.
"My Boyfriend is a Robot" comes from Searcy and Margolin, as well as executive producers Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso of One-Two Punch Productions and Eben Kostbar, Nic Hill and Blake Behnam of Sawhorse Media. The series was directed by James Gallagher ("Chloe and Zoë." "New Partner"). The digital series was also made possible courtesy of ITV America who controls the underlying rights to the property.
About One-Two Punch Productions
In addition to serving as executive producer on "My Boyfriend is a Robot," Deborah Spera worked with Maria Grasso as EP on MTV's series, "Finding Carter." During Deborah's seven-year tenure as the president of Television for The Mark Gordon Company, she served as executive producer on "Criminal Minds," "Army Wives," "Reaper" and "Suspect Behavior." The company also produces such critically acclaimed programming as "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC).
Sawhorse is a full-service production and post house. Most recently, Sawhorse has produced the YouTube Red series "Single By 30" and the Go90 series "AlgoRhythm." In addition to their narrative work, Sawhorse has a strong commercial, branded and digital presence; creating content for companies and brands such as, TruTV, IFC, ABC Digital, Pepsi, Verizon Go90, Cadillac, Netflix, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Hyundai, Above Average, New Form Digital, Lionsgate, NFL, NHL, Conde Nast, TRESemme, Tostitos, Chevrolet, GQ, H&M, Starz and Anchor Bay.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform 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.