Today ABC Family picked up three new series, renewed two, and cancelled one of my beloved favorites. The net cancelled Kyle XY after three seasons. I have loved Kyle XY from the beginning, but I will be the first to admit it has not be the same. They have been using the same story lines for two seasons now, and they needed to find something news. Meanwhile, ABC Family has renewed Greek (which I am going to start watching!) and Lincoln Heights, for a third and fourth season respectively. They have also picked up three new series: Perfect 10, a drama about preparing for the Olympics with teen gymnists; 10 Things I Hate About You, a comedy about two sisters, based on the movie with the same name; Ruby and the Rockits, a comedy about the Cassidy brothers when one moves in with the other. ABC Family has a full summer plate ahead!
Here is an article from the Hollywood Reporter on the news:
In one fell swoop, ABC Family has set up its new lineup.
Following the success of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” the cable network on Friday night 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 received 10-episode orders.
Additionally, ABC Family renewed college dramedy “Greek” for a third season and black family drama “Lincoln Heights” for a fourth season with 10-episode pickups while canceling sci-fi mystery “Kyle XY” after three seasons.
Pending is the renewal of ABC Family’s 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 the Prodco-produced pilot, which was directed by the film’s helmer, Gil Junger.
“Ruby and the Rockits,” from ABC Studios, is a multicamera comedy starring 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.
Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, “Perfect 10” follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.
The hourlong drama from Prodco was created and written by Holly Sorensen, who is exec producing with Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti of SuperDelicious.