ABC FAMILY TO PRESENT THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF PARAMOUNT FAMOUS PRODUCTIONS' "MEAN GIRLS 2" ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 8:00PM ET/PT
"MEAN GIRLS 2" STARS MEAGHAN MARTIN, MAIARA WALSH, JENNIFER STONE,
NICOLE GALE ANDERSON, CLAIRE HOLT, DIEGO BONETA AND TIM MEADOWS
Burbank, CA (December 6, 2010) - ABC Family will present the worldwide premiere of Paramount Famous Productions' "Mean Girls 2," it was announced today by Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. "Mean Girls 2," the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 hit film "Mean Girls," will premiere on ABC Family on Sunday, January 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The film, which wrapped production in Atlanta in August, is directed by Melanie Mayron, and written by Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser and Allison Schroeder.
"We're thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated sequel to the hit film �Mean Girls' to the network," said Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, ABC Cable Networks Group. "�Mean Girls 2' is a perfect fit for ABC Family's Millennial audience, who are avid fans of the original film."
"Mean Girls 2" stars Meaghan Martin ("10 Things I Hate About You," "Camp Rock 1 & 2"), Maiara Walsh ("Desperate Housewives"), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Nicole Gale Anderson ("Make It or Break It""), Claire Holt ("H20: Just Add Water") and Diego Boneta ("Pretty Little Liars") in a classic high school story about good versus plastic. When new girl Jo (Martin) arrives at North Shore High School, her main goal is to skate under the radar to survive her senior year and definitely not get involved in any of the typical high school trappings. But her plan goes awry quickly when she meets Abby (Stone), a girl stuck at the low end of the high school food chain and favorite target of "The Plastics" (Walsh, Holt and Anderson). After defending Abby against the queen bee of the school and lead Plastic, Mandi (Walsh), Jo is dragged into the very same girl drama she was hoping to avoid. Tim Meadows returns as the school's principal, Mr. Duvall.
"Mean Girls 2" will be available on DVD on February 1, 2011, from Paramount Home Entertainment.
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