ABC Family (Freeform) Announces Winter 2015-2016 Schedule for New and Returning Series

ABC Family (Freeform as of January 2016) has announced its winter premiere dates for new scripted drama ‘Recovery Road’ and fan favorites ‘The Fosters,’ ‘Young & Hungry,’ and ‘Baby Daddy.’ These series join previously announced January premieres for ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Shadowhunters.’

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NYCC: ABC Family Details Booth Signings, Events for ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Stitchers’ and ‘Shadowhunters’

ABC Family recently detailed its plans for its booth at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, featuring meet and greets with casts, photo-ops and more.

MEET AND GREETS

  • ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Friday, October 9 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm with actors Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse
  • ‘Stitchers’ on Friday, October 9 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm with actors Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub
  • ‘Shadowhunters’ on Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm with actors Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa and The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare

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Nicki Minaj to Produce Half-Hour Autobiographical Comedy Series for ABC Family

Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum superstar Nicki Minaj will executive produce a new scripted comedy series for ABC Family that she will also appear in. It was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President Programming and Development, ABC Family. The single-camera comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter.

The half-hour comedy is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.

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ABC Family ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Schedule for 2015 Featuring ‘Stitchers’ Halloween Episode

ABC Family scares up the 2015 ’13 Nights of Halloween’ celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 17th year, kicks off on Monday, October 19th and concludes on Saturday, October 31st, and features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama Stitchers. The stunt will also include the ABC Family premiere of Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow, the network premiere of Disney?Pixar’s Monsters University, and a delightfully scary mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.

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NYCC: ABC Family to Bring ‘Shadowhunters,’ ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Stitchers’ with Cast, Sneak Peeks

ABC Family has announced that cast from its hit series ‘Pretty Little Liar’ and ‘Stitchers,’ and highly anticipated saga series ‘Shadowhunters’ will appear at New York Comic Con on October 9-10.

All three series will present fans with the opportunity to see exclusive footage from the upcoming season, as well as experience a Q&A with the series’ casts and creators. The ABC Family booth will feature talent appearances, giveaways, and other activities and activations. Talent scheduled to appear include the full cast of ‘Stitchers’ and ‘Shadowhunters’ and all five ‘Pretty Little Liars.’

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ABC Family Greenlights Pilot for ‘Guilt’ Drama

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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