ABC Family has picked up three pilots for series production.
The network has ordered 10 episodes each of single camera half-hour 10 Things I Hate About You, based on the 1999 theatrical, one-hour scripted drama Perfect 10, and multi-camera comedy Ruby and The Rockits.
Moreover, the service said that original series Greek and Lincoln Heights will make summer returns, with orders for 20 and 10 installments, respectively.
ABC Family also announced that it would soon premiere a pair of original telefilms: Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise, starring Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban, and another yet-untitled movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.
Conversely, ABC Family is cancelling supernatural series Kyle XY; the show is currently airing original episodes.
"ABC Family is coming off its best year ever, including the summer breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager, said ABC president Paul Lee in a statement. "We're thrilled to be adding three new original series, drama and comedy, all of them the sort of great optimistic millennial storytelling that ABC Family does best."
Perfect 10 was created and written by Holly Sorensen, who also serves as executive producer. The pilot was directed by Steve Miner (ABC Family's Wildfire). 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 cast includes Chelsea Hobbs as newcomer Emily Kmetko, Ayla Kell as top gymnast Payson Keeler, Josie Loren as the beautiful Kaylie Cruz and Zachary Burr Abel as the gym's resident hottie, Carter Anderson. Peri Gilpin (Frasier) returns to series television in the role of Kim Keeler, the mother of one of the female gymnasts.
10 Things I Hate About You is a half-hour, single-cam series from Gil Junger, who also directed the 1996 feature of the same name and executive producer and writer Carter Covington (Greek). Based on the hit movie, the Stratford sisters, Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin) and Kat (Lindsey Shaw), are two very different people, which is evident as they start at their new high school with very contradictory goals. As they both start a bumpy year at Padua High, can each girl get what she wants in the end, as they navigate the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective dad? The original series will also star Larry Miller, who reprises his film role as the girls' father, and Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck) has been cast in the role of Patrick (portrayed by the late Heath Ledger in the film).
Ruby and The Rockits, starring Patrick Cassidy (Smallville) and former teen idol David Cassidy (The Partridge Family), is an ABC Studios half-hour multi-camera comedy, executive-produced by Shaun Cassidy (Invasion) and Marsh McCall (Carpoolers). The series follows Patrick Gallagher, 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, shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter in tow, the Gallagher family's life becomes anything but normal. David, who refuses to give up his past glory days, comes to Patrick for help raising Ruby while he continues to perform. Patrick must now put the past with David behind them in order to help raise Ruby and keep order within the rest of the Gallagher clan.
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