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ABC Family Sets New Drama Pilot

ABC Family has greenlit a new drama pilot from producer I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars), network officials said.

The new series, Famous In Love, is based on a novel by Rebecca Serle and stars Bella Thorne, said network officals. The series will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and executively produced by Dan Farah (The Shannara Chronicles) and Miguel Arteta (The Carrie Diaries).

“We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with hitmaker I. Marlene King,” said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. “With Famous In Love, Marlene takes us behind the scenes of young Hollywood to tell a sexy, soapy tale about what it’s like to make a movie – and fall in love – in LA.  We are also thrilled to welcome the talented Bella Thorne to our network and cannot wait to get started on our next can’t-miss show.” 

The announcement follows ABC Family's greenlighting of a new series featuring Nicki Minaj.

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