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[10/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Family Announces Additional Eight Episode Pick Up of the Original Scripted Series 'Beautiful People' from Sony Pictures Television

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EIGHT EPISODE PICK UP OF THE ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES �BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE� FROM SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

PRODUCTION ON BACK 8 EPISODES TO BEGIN THIS FALL

Burbank, CA (October 19, 2005) � ABC Family has picked up eight additional episodes for the first season of the original drama series, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. Eight additional one-hour episodes will be produced by Sony Pictures Television to premiere in 2006. The drama series centers on the Kerr Family who move from a small town in New Mexico to the bright lights of New York City. The series stars veteran actress Daphne Zuniga ("Melrose Place") as Lynn Kerr alongside newcomers Sarah Foret and Torrey DeVitto as her daughters. Additional cast members include Jackson Rathbone, Ricky Mabe, Kathleen Munroe and Jordan Madley.

"We are thrilled to add eight more episodes of BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE to the season order," said Lee. "Our audiences love this show, and Michael and Paul have such a strong vision for its future.�

�We have always believed in the strength of this show and appreciate what an incredible and collaborative partner ABC Family has been to us,� said Zack VanAmburg co-president, development & programming, Sony Pictures Television.

Life is turned upside down for newly-single Lynn Kerr (Daphne Zuniga) and her family when her youngest daughter Sophie (Sarah Foret), receives an academic scholarship to attend a prestigious private school in New York City. Sophie and her sister Karen (Torrey DeVitto), convince a reluctant Lynn that they should pack up and move from their quiet hometown of Esperanza, New Mexico to give the bright lights of Manhattan a try. Though the city is filled with challenges, with each other�s support, all three women venture on a journey of self-discovery in the city where anything is possible.

The series is executive produced by Paul Stupin (�Dawson�s Creek�) and Michael Rauch (�Love Monkey�), who also created and wrote the pilot. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is produced by Sony Pictures Television.





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· BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (ABC FAMILY)
· DAWSON'S CREEK (WB)
· LOVE MONKEY (CBS)











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