ABC Family today announced it has greenlit pilots for ‘Gorgeous Morons’ and ‘Beyond.’ These two pilot greenlights come hot off the heels of the network picking up saga series ‘Shadowhunters’ and single camera comedy ‘Kevin From Work’ to series.
ABC Family today announced plans to expand its reality slate with three new unscripted series: ‘Startup U,’ ‘Next Step Realty: NYC’ and ‘Monica the Medium. These unscripted series join recently greenlit series ‘Becoming Us’ (formerly ‘My Transparent Life’) and ‘Job or No Job,’ all of which premiere this summer.
ABC Family has announced production has started this week on pilots for new comedies ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie.’ Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.
‘Kevin from Work’ is a half-hour workplace comedy about a young man unluckily in love who professes his love to a co-worker, thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded, and now they have to continue to work with each other. The comedy stars Noah Reid as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray as Brian, Jordan Hinson as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris as Julia. ‘Kevin from Work’ is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler. Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision will serve as Executive Producers. McG will also direct the pilot.
ABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series ‘Stitchers,’ filming in Los Angeles. ‘Stitchers’ follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher.’
ABC Family has greenlit two new comedy pilots, ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie,’ it was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. Both pilots are single-camera and will go into production later this month. These orders join the second-season pick up of comedy series ‘Young & Hungry,’ announced in September. Comedy favorites ‘Melissa and Joey’ and ‘Baby Daddy’ will premiere their fourth seasons on January 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT and 8:30pm ET/PT, respectively.
ABC Family has picked up a new scripted drama to series ‘Recovery Road,’ announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family.
Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, ‘Recovery Road’ focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.
As part of its expansion in the unscripted arena, ABC Family announced today that it has picked up a new docu-series, ‘My Transparent Life,’ direct to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions.
The groundbreaking new reality series ‘My Transparent Life’ centers on a teenager named Ben who learns his parents are not only getting a divorce but also that his dad is becoming a woman. The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this unexpected journey and watch Charlie slowly become Carly, as she experiences the many stages of her transition from male to female. The show is a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends supporting one another through this unfamiliar and unexpected situation.
Disney Publishing Worldwide and ABC Family today announced a companion novel to the hit series, ‘The Fosters,’ titled ‘The Fosters: Keep Your Frenemies Close,’ scheduled for release on January 27, 2015. Based on characters from ABC Family’s hit TV series ‘The Fosters,’ written by former Wall Street Journal reporter and non-fiction author Stacy Kravetz. The book cover will be revealed today in five pieces via an online scavenger hunt on ‘The Fosters’ social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter, with the first piece of the puzzle shared here.
ABC Family today announced the network has picked up its first procedural drama ‘Stitchers’ to series and has ordered a second season of new comedy series ‘Young & Hungry.’
‘Stitchers’ is a procedural drama series written by Jeffrey A. Schechter. ‘Stitchers’ follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. The pilot was written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.
ABC Family brings the thrills and chills with ’13Nights of Halloween,’ a celebration filled with scares as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 16th year, starts Sunday, October 19th and concludes on Friday, October 31st. The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of ‘Melissa & Joey’ and ‘Baby Daddy,’ an all-new ‘Pretty Little Liars’ fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials ‘Freak Out.’ The stunt will also include the network television premieres of ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘ParaNorman,’ and a ghoulish mix of Halloween-themed programming.