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ABC Family Renews Greek and Lincoln Heights; Orders Three New Series and Cancels Kyle XY February 2, 2009 6:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 10 Things I Hate About You, ABC Family, Greek, Lincoln Heights, News, Perfect 10, Ruby and The Rockits, Television.
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abcfamily-020209ABC Family today announced the renewal of two of their shows, Greek (for 20 episodes) and Lincoln Heights (for 10 episodes).  Both shows are scheduled to return with new episodes this summer.

The network also announced that three of their pilots have each received 10-episode orders.  They are:

“Perfect 10,” a One-Hour Scripted Drama Starring Peri Gilpin (“Frasier”), Making Her Return to Series Television

“10 Things I Hate About You,” with Director Gil Junger, Executive Producer and Writer Carter Covington, and Starring Ethan Peck (Grandson of Gregory Peck), Lindsey Shaw (“Aliens in America”), Meaghan Jette Martin (“Camp Rock”) and Larry Miller (Reprising His Film Role)

“Ruby and The Rockits,” Starring Alexa Vega (“Spy Kids”), David Cassidy and Patrick Cassidy, and Executive-Produced by Shaun Cassidy

Kyle XY, meanwhile, has gotten the axe.

The full press release follows after the jump. (more…)


ABC Family Sets Returns for “Greek” and “Lincoln Heights”, Renews ‘American Teenager’ July 18, 2008 4:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, Greek, Lincoln Heights, News, Television, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

ABC Family has announced the return of two of their shows: Greek and Lincoln Heights.  First up is sophomore series Greek, which returns on Tuesday, August 26th at 9pm ET/PT.  Lincoln Heights then premieres its third season on Tuesday, September 16th at 8pm.

Both shows have received 10-episode orders with Greek scheduled to run through October and Lincoln Heights through mid-November.

Also, the network has announced that they’ve given an additional 13 episode order to its teen pregnancy drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  The show’s premiere on July 1st was watched by 2.8 million viewers, making it the networks most-watched original series premiere ever.

“We just launched ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ a couple of weeks ago to our highest original series numbers ever. We’re thrilled obviously,” says network president Paul Lee. “This show has definitely hit the sweet spot of our Millennial audience. So I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that we’re picking up 13 additional episodes of the series.”

ABC Family Renews “Kyle XY” October 6, 2007 2:47 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Kyle XY, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Renewals.
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ABC Family has renewed their hit drama series Kyle XY for a third season. The order comes before production has even completed on the second half of season 2.


ABC Family Orders Up More Episodes of “Greek” August 1, 2007 1:05 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, Greek, News, Show Orders, Television.

ABC Family has picked up 10 more episodes of the college-set drama, bringing its full season 1 order to 20 episodes (from the initial 10 episode order).


ABC Family Sets Return Date for Second Season of “Kyle XY” April 4, 2007 9:10 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, News, Television.
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ABC Family announced the return date for the second season of its hit series, Kyle XY.  The series will return on Monday, June 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).


New High-Definition Channels From Disney March 13, 2007 11:14 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPNEWS, High-Defintion, News, Television, Toon Disney.
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Disney announced today that they will be launching four HD Networks by 2008. The channels will first be made available on DirecTV.