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ABC Family Hit Original Series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth”and “Pretty Little Liars” Return with All-New Episodes!
ABC Family announces a red-hot summer line-up with the premiere of four new original series including reality competition series “Dancing Fools,” family drama “The Fosters,” mystery drama “Twisted” and docu-soap “The Vineyard.” Summer premiere dates are also set for returning original series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
“Dancing Fools” premieres Wednesday, May 29th, at 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The half-hour comedy clip show features the funniest, most outrageous and memorable dances caught on camera. The dancers from the top two clips of the week compete on stage for a chance to win $10,000. The series is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” and in the upcoming ABC reality series “Bet on Your Baby.”
Network Greenlights Two New Reality Series, “Dancing Fools” and “The Vineyard”
Michael Riley, president, ABC Family, today announced the pick-up of two reality series, “Dancing Fools,” which will be hosted by Melissa Peterman, star of the network’s hit comedy series, “Baby Daddy,” and a docu-soap, “The Vineyard” (working title). Production on both series will begin this spring.
“Dancing Fools” is a half-hour unscripted comedy hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” — which was the #1 new cable comedy of Summer 2012 in key women demos — and in the upcoming ABC reality series, “Bet on Your Baby.” Created and executive-produced by Phil Gurin (“The Singing Bee,” “Oh Sit”), the series is produced by the Gurin Company.
“The Vineyard,” a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance. “The Vineyard” is created and executive-produced by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and Brian Smith (“Masterchef”). The series is produced by 25/7 Productions.
Stay tuned for more ABC Family
- Out of Sight Out of Mind on an all new Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (chipandco.com)
- ABC Family orders two pilots into full seasons (chipandco.com)
Chelsea Kane can sing, act, dance and she looks great too but most of all she has a great personality! I had a chance to talk to her about herself and her role on the ALL NEW hit show Baby Daddy premiering Wednesday June 20th at 8:30/7:30c.
What attracted you to the script of Baby Daddy?
It was very funny, laugh out loud funny and that immediatly hooked me. The show is a great concept. I really like my character Riley, she really interests me. I have always admire a woman who can kind of make fun of herself and not take herself too seriously and Riley does that!
Is there a lot of chemistry on set, did you all know each other before hand?
We actually all met while we were shooting the pilot for the show. Young Hollywood is a tight nit community and it seems like everyone has dated someone that knows someone – that type of thing. But this was different we had no idea about each other.
Are you allowed to improvise on the script?
We try to stick very close to the script, we were blessed with very talented writers! We preform in front of a live audience so we will do 1 or 2 takes right on the script but by about the 3rd take we are trying new things.
Does your character Riley spend a lot of time with the baby?
Riley does spend a lot of time with the baby, she is like the cool aunt. She doesn’t really put the baby to bed or anything but she will buy her an awesome gift! But behind the scenes I had never held a baby before. I tried to keep that quiet because I wanted the role but one of the producers pulled me aside and mentioned how uncomfortable I looked. But I try to spend as much time with the babies as I can. I go in their dressing room and am pretty comfortable around them. Actually, each of the cast members spend about an hour on set with them rocking them and holding them so they get comfortable with us!
I am a younger parent, so I can’t wait to see a show that portrays younger parenthood in a lighter funny show! Is this going to be a show the whole family can sit down and watch?
OH ABSOLUTELY! One thing I really love about the show is that young kids all the way up to my grandparents can watch this show and find something funny about it! The show is really about every stage of life and I am super excited about it!
I loved spending a little time talking to Chelsea Kane. She is very excited about this project and it sounds like it is going to be a great show!
- ‘Baby Daddy’: Watch first five minutes of new series now – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO (insidetv.ew.com)
- ABC Family Begins Production On New Comedy “Baby Daddy” – Premiering June 20, 2012 (jedimouseketeer.blogspot.com)
ABC Family Orders Baby Daddy, Beverly Hills Nannies and Greenlights 5th Season of The Secret Life Of The American Teenager
ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues its record breaking momentum as it grows its line-up of groundbreaking original programming. Michael Riley, president ABC Family, announced the first portion of the network’s programming slate today. The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy series, “Baby Daddy,” which is the highest testing comedy pilot in the network’s history, and is jumping back into the reality space with “Beverly Hills Nannies.” Additionally, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” starring Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley, was greenlit for a record breaking 5thseason, taking it into over 100 episodes.
Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry have been tapped to star in “The Mistle-Tones,” the holiday movie which will anchor the network’s well known annual ‘25 Days of Christmas’ event. The movie begins production in Utah in February.
“We’re very proud of our deep bench of original content successfully built out over eight years of exceptional growth,” said Riley. “This Summer, we’re excited to continue to expand our content across key genres adding another season to our groundbreaking drama, ‘Secret Life,’ wonderful comedy and a return to reality programming as we continue to innovate with our ABC Family brand.”
Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family added, “Our line-up continues to resonate with our audience and we believe that the new programming will become strong additions to our slate. This new crop of shows blends nicely with our current schedule and will continue to deliver on our promise to create shows that our fans find engaging, optimistic and relatable.”
ABC Family’s current crop of hit original series, “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth” rank as the Top 2 scripted cable series of 2012 to date among the network’s core Millennial audience Females 12-34. Moreover, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” which returns in March 2012, ranked as the #3 scripted basic cable series of Summer 2011 in Females 12-34, behind only “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth.”
“Baby Daddy,” the network’s highest testing comedy pilot ever, stars Chelsea Kane (“Dancing with the Stars”), Tahj Mowry (“The Game”) and Derek Theler (“90210”). From executive producer Dan Berendsen (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie”), the half-hour series is about a young man who becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. He decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother Danny (Theler), his best buddy Tucker (Mowry) and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who is harboring a secret crush on him. “Baby Daddy,” a multi-camera comedy, will begin production in Spring and will shoot in front of a live audience in Los Angeles.
“Beverly Hills Nannies” is a docuseries following the lives of a group of nannies working for families in the most exclusive zip code in the country. Evolution Media, the production company known for “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County” will produce the series. The series will go into production in Spring.
Tori Spelling (“Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood”) and Tia Mowry (“The Game”) have been tapped to star in the new original Christmas movie “The Mistle-Tones” which will begin principal photography this month in Salt Lake City, Utah. The movie is set to premiere as part of the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event. In “The Mistle-Tones,” Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group’s leader, Marci (Tori Spelling), Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas–with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure… “The Mistle-Tones” is executive produced by Maggie Malina (“Single Ladies”), from a script by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (“My Super Psycho Sweet 16”), and directed by Paul Hoen (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”).
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” a heartfelt one-hour drama from creator Brenda Hampton (“7th Heaven”), focuses on the relationships between families and friends, including how they deal with an unexpected teen pregnancy. The series cast includes Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Greg Finley, Daren Kagasoff, Megan Park, Francia Raisa, with Steve Schirripa and Molly Ringwald. The series is picked up for a record breaking 5th season, taking it into over 100 episodes – a first for the network. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” will continue its fourth season with all-new episodes beginning Monday, March 26, 8:00PM–9:00PM ET/PT. Previously released key art featuring Shailene Woodley hints at a wedding – but ultimately, will Amy and Ricky make it down the aisle?
- ABC Family’s Hit Series “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” and “Make It Or Break It” Return With New Episodes Monday, March 26 (chipandco.com)
- Megan Park of ABC Family’s “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song” On Sorcerer Radio (chipandco.com)
ABC Family announces that Chelsea Kane, best known for being a finalist on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and who stars in Disney Channel’s “Jonas” as Stella and in the upcoming ABC Family movie musical, “Elixir” (working title), has been cast as Penny in the new half-hour comedy pilot, “Baby Daddy.” Kane joins previously announced cast including Derek Theler (“90210”) and Cameron Deane Stewart (“Justice for Natalie Holloway”).
Baby Daddy,” a half-hour comedy from executive producer Dan Berendsen (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie”), is about Ben (Stewart) who, in his 20s, becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother, Danny (Theler), his best buddy and his close female friend, Penny (Kane), who is harboring a secret crush on him.
Baby Daddy,” a multi-camera comedy, is scheduled to shoot in front of a live audience in December 2011 in Los Angeles.
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- ABC Family’s ‘Desperately Seeking Santa’ to Premiere November 27th (chipandco.com)