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The Bold Type

Comedy, Drama
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The Bold Type

The Bold Type, an American comedy-drama created for Freeform by Sarah Watson aired for the first time June 20, 2017. The first season consists of 10 episodes in total. After the first season aired it got a two-season renewal. The second season aired in June 2018. While the third season aired in April 2019. Both the second and third season consists of 10 episodes each. It renewed for a fourth season which aired on January 23, 2020. That season was supposed to be 18 episodes, though Covid-19 cut it down to 16 episodes. The series renewed for a fifth season which is the last, which aired on May 26, 2021. The last season consists of 6 episodes in total.

Joanna Coles inspired this series, she is the former Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief.   The Bold Type is based on her life and her career when she worked in the magazine. Joanna Coles is also the executive producer of The Bold Type. The Bold Type follows the lives of three women in the millennial time period who lives in New York City. In this series, the three girls work for a fictional magazine called the Scarlet. This show follows them as they try to find their way in the world and navigate their work and relationship lives. Each season digs in deeper into Jane’s life. With each season we see her writing career take turns, and grow into something way better than the previous season. We also see her working up in the company to more important roles as well.

After The Bold Type aired it received really positive reviews. Critics state that this show is performed very well. They have said that this show is really relatable with the issues that the characters in the show face. There is a great mix between exploring the world of journalism and melodrama. Overall it has received great feedback.

  • Season One

    1. “Pilot”
    2. “O Hell No”
    3. “The Woman Behind the Clothes”
    4. “If You Can’t Do It with Feeling”
    5. “No Feminism in the Champagne Room”
    6. “The Breast Issue”
    7. “Three Girls in a Tub”
    8. “The End of the Beginning”
    9. “Before Tequila Sunrise”
    10. “Carry the Weight”
  • Season Two

    1. “Feminist Army”
    2. “Rose Colored Glasses”
    3. “The Scarlet Letter”
    4. “OMG”
    5. “Stride of Pride”
    6. “The Domino Effect”
    7. “Betsy”
    8. “Plan B”
    9. “Trippin”
    10. “We’ll Always Have Paris”
  • Season Three

    1. “The New Normal”
    2. “Plus It Up”
    3. “Stroke of Genius”
    4. “The Deep End”
    5. “Technical Difficulties”
    6. “#TBT”
    7. “Mixed Messages”
    8. “Revival”
    9. “Final Push”
    10. “Breaking Through the Noise”
  • Season Four

    1. “Legends of the Fall Issue”
    2. “#scarlet”
    3. “Marathon”
    4. “Babes in Toyland”
    5. “Tearing Down the Donut Wall”
    6. “To Peg or Not to Peg”
    7. “The Space Between”
    8. “Stardust”
    9. “5, 6, 7, 8”
    10. “Some Kind of Wonderful”
    11. “Leveling Up”
    12. “Snow Day”
    13. “Lost”
    14. “The Truth Will Set You Free”
    15. “Love”
    16. “Not Far from the Tree”
  • Season Five

    1. “Trust Fall”
    2. “The Crossover”
    3. “Rolling into the Future”
    4. “Day Trippers”
    5. “Don’t Turn Away”
    6. “I Expect You to Have Adventures

Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of The Bold Type holds an approval rating of 97%, with an average rating of 7.68/10 based on 29 reviews.  Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 58 out of 100 based on 13 reviews.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 100%, with an average rating of 8.76/10 based on 30 reviews. 

The third season received a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8/10 based on 9 reviews.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season holds a 71% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 6.5/10 based on 7 reviews.


Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan

Aisha Dee as Kat Edison

Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady-Hunter

Sam Page as Richard Hunter 

Matt Ward as Alex Crawford 

Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle

Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson 

Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin 


Adam Capriolo as Andrew

Stephanie Costa as Sage Aiello

Dan Jeannotte as Ryan Decker 

Emily C. Chang as Lauren Park 

Luca James Lee as Ben Chau

Siobhan Murphy as Cleo Williams 

Kiara Groulx as Carly Grayson

Shyrley Rodriguez as Angie Flores

Peter Vack as Patrick Duchand 

Alexis Floyd as Tia Clayton

Gildart Jackson as Ian Carlyle

Rachel Mutombo as Darby Gruss

Mat Vairo as Scott Coleman

Aidan Devine as RJ Safford

Alex Paxton-Beesley as Eva Rhodes

Tom Austen as Cody

Raven-Symoné as Alice Knight 

Christine Nguyen as Addison Harper

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