or


[02/02/09 - 09:41 AM]
ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of Three Pilots
Additionally, both "Greek" (20 episodes) and "Lincoln Heights" (10 episodes) are set to return in summer 2009.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES PICK-UP OF THREE PILOTS

Three Pilots Receiving 10-Episode Orders Include:

"Perfect 10," a One-Hour Scripted Drama Starring Peri Gilpin ("Frasier"), Making Her Return to Series Television

"10 Things I Hate About You," with Director Gil Junger, Executive Producer and Writer Carter Covington, and Starring Ethan Peck (Grandson of Gregory Peck), Lindsey Shaw ("Aliens in America"), Meaghan Jette Martin ("Camp Rock") and Larry Miller (Reprising His Film Role)

"Ruby and The Rockits," Starring Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids"), David Cassidy and Patrick Cassidy, and Executive-Produced by Shaun Cassidy

Hit Original Series "Greek" to Return in Summer 2009; "Lincoln Heights," the Only African-American Family Drama on Television, Also Set to Return in Summer 2009

New Original Movies Include: "Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise," Starring Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban, Premiering in March 2009; As-Yet-Titled Movie Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence to Premiere in April 2009

Burbank, CA (Monday, February 2, 2009) - Paul Lee, president, ABC Family, today announced the pick-up of three pilots including the one-hour scripted drama "Perfect 10," the single camera half-hour "10 things I Hate About You," based on the 1999 hit film, and the multi-camera half-hour "Ruby and The Rockits." Each has been given a 10-episode order. In addition, original series "Greek" and "Lincoln Heights" will return in summer 2009. The network also has two original movies, "Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise," starring Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban, and another as-yet-titled original movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, both to debut in early 2009.

"ABC Family is coming off its best year ever, including the summer breakout hit "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," said Lee. "We're thrilled to be adding three new original series, drama and comedy, all of them the sort of great optimistic Millennial storytelling that ABC Family does best."

"Perfect 10," is a one-hour scripted drama, created and written by Holly Sorensen, who also serves as executive producer. The pilot was directed by Steve Miner ("Wildfire"). Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, "Perfect 10" follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. The cast includes Chelsea Hobbs as gymnastic newcomer 'Emily Kmetko,' Ayla Kell as top gymnast 'Payson Keeler,' Josie Loren as the beautiful gymnast 'Kaylie Cruz,' and Zachary Burr Abel as the gym's resident hottie, 'Carter Anderson.' Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") returns to series television in the role of 'Kim Keeler,' the mother of one of the female gymnasts.

"10 Things I Hate About You" is a half-hour, single-cam series with director Gil Junger (who also directed the 1996 "10 Things I Hate About You" feature film) and executive producer and writer Carter Covington ("Greek"). Based on the hit movie, the Stratford sisters, Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin) and Kat (Lindsey Shaw), are two very different people, which is evident as they start at their new high school with very contradictory goals. Kat is a strong-willed, in-your-face feminist who is looking to save the world and get out of high school as fast as she can. Bianca is a social butterfly whose only concern is that she is popular, at any cost. As they both start a bumpy year at Padua High, can each girl get what she wants in the end, as they navigate the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective Dad? The original series will also star Larry Miller, who reprises his film role as the girls' father, and Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck) has been cast in the role of 'Patrick" (portrayed by Heath Ledger in the film).

"Ruby and The Rockits" is an ABC Studios half-hour multi-cam comedy series executive-produced by Shaun Cassidy ("Invasion") and Marsh McCall ("Carpoolers"). "Ruby and The Rockits" follows Patrick Gallagher, a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits band mate and brother, David, shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter in tow, the Gallagher family's life becomes anything but normal. David, who refuses to give up his past glory days, comes to Patrick for help raising Ruby while he continues to perform. Patrick must now put the past with David behind them in order to help raise Ruby and keep order within the rest of the Gallagher clan. "Ruby and The Rockits" was written by Shaun Cassidy and Ed Yeager, with teleplay by Ed Yeager (the pilot was directed by Ted Wass). Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids"), Austin Butler ("Zoey 101"), Patrick Cassidy ("Smallville") and former teen idol David Cassidy ("The Partridge Family") star.

Additionally, both "Greek" (20 episodes) and "Lincoln Heights" (10 episodes) are set to return in summer 2009.

Also, coming up this March is the premiere of ABC Family original movie "Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise," starring Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban. The Caldwell family returns in the third installment of the hit movie franchise as the family hits the tropical beaches of Puerto Rico. But just as they reach the tropical paradise, it becomes clear that all Caldwell family members have different agendas for the vacation. Can the family pull together in time before the vacation becomes a complete disaster?

In April 2009 is the premiere of an as-yet-titled original movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Oil and water get along better than Jennifer (Melissa Joan Hart) and Vince (Joey Lawrence), who meet at a friend's wedding. But when they see the haul of presents and cash their friends receive, the cash strapped duo resolve to join forces and come up with a plan. They decide to fake a relationship, engagement and wedding - and stay together long enough to make it look authentic. But real feelings get in the way when these two actually start to fall for each other.

Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family, distributed in over 95 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today's families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas. ABC Family is also the destination for Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas" branded programming events. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





  [february 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (ABC FAMILY)
· ALIENS IN AMERICA (CW)
· AU PAIR 3: ADVENTURE IN PARADISE (ABC FAMILY)
· CARPOOLERS (ABC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· INVASION (ABC)
· LINCOLN HEIGHTS (ABC FAMILY)
· MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (ABC FAMILY)
· MY FAKE FIANCE (ABC FAMILY)
· RUBY & THE ROCKITS (ABC FAMILY)
· SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[02/22/18 - 10:53 AM]
"Tough Mudder: Tougher Together" Premieres Thursday, March 15 on The CW
The broadcast special will be preceded by five digital episodes, premiering on CW Seed, The CW's digital network, on Thursday, March 8.

[02/22/18 - 10:39 AM]
Video: BBC America's "Killing Eve" Debuts First Teaser Trailer
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in thriller penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and produced by Sally Woodward Gentle's Sid Gentle Productions.

[02/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
CNBC's New Primetime Series "Staten Island Hustle" Debuts April 11 at 10PM ET/PT
The six episode entrepreneurial series follows a group of animated friends and businessmen from Staten Island who have yet to come up with an idea or product too far-fetched for them to invest in.

[02/22/18 - 10:34 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) Launches New Digital Talk Show "Below the Belt"
The twice-monthly, 30-minute show debuts on Wednesday, February 28 on Showtime Sports digital platforms, days before American heavyweight Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz.

[02/22/18 - 10:25 AM]
"Fast N' Loud" Is Turning Up the Torque with All-New Episodes Returning to Discovery Channel on Monday, March 12th
This season, Richard and the Monkeys are tuning into a whole new groove at Gas Monkey Garage with bigger builds and higher horsepower.

[02/22/18 - 10:18 AM]
Tiffany Haddish to Host "2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
The 2018 categories and nominees will be announced at a later date.

[02/22/18 - 09:30 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Saturday, March 3
For over a decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of honoring Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[02/22/18 - 09:17 AM]
Food Network Announces First-Ever Fantasy Kitchen Giveaway
This first-ever sweepstakes which launches today will be accompanied by a multi-platform experience including content and promotion across Food Network's linear, digital and print platforms, as well as across additional Scripps Networks Interactive channels.

[02/22/18 - 09:03 AM]
"Hamilton" Vet and Tony-Winning Producer Brandon Victor Dixon Stars as Judas in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" Easter Sunday
Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Broadway veteran Jason Tam as Peter, "M. Butterfly" star Jin Ha as Annas and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.

[02/22/18 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Winter Olympics Top Charts
The Peacock claims top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/22/18 - 08:06 AM]
ID Announces Premiere of All-New Series "Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions"
The series takes viewers inside the interrogation room to witness first-hand the clever tactics employed by detectives in hopes of securing a criminal confession.

[02/22/18 - 07:58 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Drunk History" for a Sixth Season
"They say history is written by the victors, but after five seasons, it's now clear that it is best told by drunken comedians," said Kent Alterman.

[02/22/18 - 07:53 AM]
Viewers Flock to Hallmark Channel for "2018 American Rescue Dog Show," Demonstrating That Rescues Are the Country's Top Dogs
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, February 19.

[02/22/18 - 07:39 AM]
Video: Life Is a Battle, Here's How Hers Began - "Roxanne Roxanne" Trailer Debut
In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders.

[02/22/18 - 07:31 AM]
Disney Junior's Reimagined "Muppet Babies" Animated Series to Debut Friday, March 23
Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures.