'Greek, 'Cats' new offerings at ABC Family
EmptyNEW YORK -- ABC Family will debut two new series and two new original movies this year amid the success of its current stable of series.
July will see the premiere of "Greek," a series starring Jacob Zachar and Spencer Grammer, about a group of college students on the inside and outside of the fraternity and sorority system at a campus. August will bring the premiere of "Slacker Cats," ABC Family's first animated series that chronicles not-so-smart cats Buckley and Eddie. It's the first U.S. series from Brits Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley ("Hyperdrive").
The channel also said that it is in production with "Holiday in Handcuffs," a movie starring Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart, and is working on "Snow Globe," about a woman who passes into the world inside her grandmother's snow globe. They are two of the 10 planned new movies for the year, which also includes "Nature of the Beast," a werewolf story with Eric Mabius and Eddie Kaye Thomas. That movie will air around Halloween.
The hit "Kyle XY" will return with 13 new episodes June 11, followed by 10 new episodes of "Lincoln Heights" in September and "Wildfire" in January with 13 new episodes. "Fallen" also will have four new hours.
The network also will premiere virtualrush.com, a social community site that will be used in conjunction with the premiere of "Greek." It also will have an online presence for KyleXY.com, including a current one where viewers can watch the first-season episodes before the June 11 premiere.
The channel also has acquired the more recent episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" -- hosted by ABC's Tom Bergeron -- and "That '70s Show." It also will be the home of the basic cable premiere of "The Incredibles."