ABC Family busy with pickups, renewals
Slate includes three new seriesABC Family has set up its new lineup.
Following the success of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," the cable network has picked up three new female-oriented series, comedies "Ruby and the Rockits" and "10 Things I Hate About You" and drama "Perfect 10." All three have received 10-episode orders.
Additionally, ABC Family has renewed college dramedy "Greek" for a third season and black family drama "Lincoln Heights" for a fourth season with 10-episode pickups, while canceling 3-year-old sci-fi mystery "Kyle XY."
Pending is the renewal of smash hit "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," the size of whose order is still being determined.
Based on the feature of the same name, "10 Things I Hate About You" is a single-camera comedy about the Stratford sisters -- the strong-willed Kat (Lindsey Shaw) and social butterfly Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin).
Carter Covington penned and exec produces the series, whose pilot was directed by the film's helmer, Gil Junger.
"Ruby and the Rockits," from ABC Studios, is a multicamera comedy from the Cassidy brothers: David, Shaun and Patrick. It stars Patrick Cassidy as a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits bandmate and brother (David Cassidy) shows up unexpectedly with his newfound teenage daughter (Alexa Vega) in tow, the family's life becomes anything but normal.
"Invasion" creator Shaun Cassidy and Marsh McCall exec produce.
Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, "Perfect 10" stars "Frasier" alumna Peri Gilpin and follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. The hourlong drama was written by Holly Sorensen, who exec produces.