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