ABC FAMILY GREENLIGHTS REALITY SERIES
"MONICA THE MEDIUM" FOR A SECOND SEASON
The Season Finale Airs Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27th at 8pm ET/PT
Produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in Association with Lionsgate TV
Burbank, CA (October 26, 2015) - ABC Family today announced the network has picked up a second season of its original reality series "Monica the Medium," produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. The first season finale, where Monica does her first group reading with mothers who have lost their children, airs tomorrow Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
"Monica has changed lives for the better and given comfort and closure to family members while exploring her unique ability," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President Programming and Development, ABC Family. "She connects as well with our audience as she does with Spirit."
Jennifer O'Connell, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Lionsgate Television said, "Together with our marvelous partners at ABC Family, we remain fascinated, charmed and proud of Monica, her friends and family as they continue to reveal both the everyday and the extraordinary moments of their lives with audiences. As Lionsgate continues to build its presence in unscripted programming, this is one of the shows leading the way."
Executive-produced by Caplan, alongside Malachi McGlone, "Monica the Medium" follows Monica, a college student navigating friends, family, relationships - and the fact that she's a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennial perspective.
About ABC Family
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. The programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. "WATCH ABC Family" (also to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. The network is also the destination for annual holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas."
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