ABC Family has given a series order to "Recovery Road," a scripted drama that follows a teenage party girl named Maddie who doesn't think she has a problem until one day she's confronted by her guidance counselor, who forces her to choose between expulsion and rehab as the best way for her to deal with her addiction problems. The series is based on the young adult novel of the same name written by author <strong>Blake Nelson</strong>.
CBS and Lionsgate's <a title="POP (Formerly TVGN) Developing ‘Queens of Drama’ Docu-Series With Vanessa Marcil, Donna Mills, Lindsay Hartley, Hunter Tylo and More!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/pop-formerly-tvgn-developing-queens-drama-reality-series" target="_blank">TVGN will rebrand</a> itself in 2015 as POP, a new pop culture network for the younger generation currently tuning into the likes of Bravo and MTV, but the Walt Disney Company's ABC Family cable network might also be in for some massive changes as well, according to a <a href="http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/disneys-abc-family-cable-network-mulling-reboot-1201370137/" target="_blank">report </a>by <em>Variety</em>.
While the series only premiered just this past week, Soap Opera Network has learned that "Days of our Lives'" Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady) is set to appear in at least two episodes of ABC Family's "Chasing Life," beginning with the the summer finale on Tuesday, August 18.
On Tuesday, January 7, ABC Family will run an all-day marathon of its most popular series, "Pretty Little Liars," which will lead into the season premiere of the series and its spin-off, "Ravenswood."
On the heels of ABC Family giving "Twisted" a back-order pick-up with all new episodes scheduled to premiere in January 2014, comes word that former "All My Children" and "General Hospital" head writer, Charles Pratt, Jr., has been named executive producer and a writer of those upcoming episodes of the hit series. Pratt created and wrote for the recently canceled"The Lying Game."
Two weeks since canceling "The Lying Game," and a week after canceling "Bunheads," ABC Family has announced it has ordered a third season of "Switched at Birth" and has given both "Twisted" and "The Fosters" back-order pick-ups. The new episodes will all premiere alongside "Pretty Little Liars" in January 2014, it was announced today by Michael Riley, President, ABC Family.
If you tuned your TV to ABC Family on Wednesday, July 3 expecting to see Trevor Donovan in his third and final appearance on "Melissa & Joey" as Austin, a childhood friend of Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart), who moves back to Toledo and quickly convinces her to take their old friendship to the next level, you were probably one unhappy camper. Turns out the network pushed the episode back a week and his final appearance on the comedy series will instead air on Wednesday, July 10, a network spokesperson informs Soap Opera Network.
ABC Family and Muse Entertainment have announced that production will begin this week on the new original Thanksgiving movie, "Home Again" (working title), starring Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") and Jennie Garth ("Beverly Hills, 90210"). The film is scheduled to premiere in November as part of the network's annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" programming event. Mary Kay Place ("The Big Chill") will also star.
ABC Family, the millennial-skewing network, has greenlit two new drama pilots, “The Fosters” (working title), from executive producer Jennifer Lopez, and “Socio,” from executive producer Gavin Polone. Summer to date, ABC Family’s current crop of original series have made ABC Family cable TV’s #1 network in Prime in Women 18-34, and the #2 cable TV network in Females 12-34 and Female Teens.
Could the incompetence of a network executive get any uglier? Why yes, it can! The latest in a series of blunders by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, since the announcement that he has decided to "evolve" ABC Daytime by canceling "All My Children and "One Life to Live" by replacing them with "The Chew" and "The Revolution," while sticking his foot in his mouth in interview (Deadline.com), after interview (Entertainment Weekly), after interview (The Wrap), comes a scathing report by another Disney Insider that paints Frons as an executive without much imagineers (Disney speak for imagination).