ABC Family Greenlights Pilot for ‘Guilt’ Drama

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ABC Family today announced it has greenlit pilot production on a new one-hour drama series titled ‘Guilt.’ This announcement comes on the heels of the network ordering pilots for scripted dramas ‘Stay,’ the supernatural drama ‘Beyond’ and scripted comedy ‘Gorgeous Morons.’

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ABC Family Begins Production on ‘Beyond’ Supernatural Drama, Announces Cast

ABC Family today announced that it is about to begin production on the pilot for ‘Beyond,’ a one-hour drama about a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

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ABC Family Orders Pilots for ‘Gorgeous Morons’ Comedy and ‘Beyond’ Supernatural Drama

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.

From ABC Signature Studios, ‘Gorgeous Morons’ is a half-hour multi-cam comedy that focuses on two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers — one is a model, the other a personal trainer — who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help.

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ABC Family Adds ‘Startup U,’ ‘Next Step Realty: NYC’ and ‘Monica the Medium’ Unscripted 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.

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ABC Family’s ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie’ Comedies Start Production

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.

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‘Stitchers’ Drama Starts Production for ABC Family

(ABC Family/ Adam Rose) EMMA ISHTAABC 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.’

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ABC Family Orders Pilots for ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie’ Comedies

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.

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‘Recovery Road’ Book-Inspired Drama Ordered by ABC Family

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.

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ABC Family to Air Transgender Docu-Series, ‘My Transparent 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.

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ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ to Get Companion Novel, ‘Keep Your Frenemies Close’

'The Fosters' Novel Cover Puzzle PieceDisney 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.

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