ABC Family Moves Forward on 3 New Shows

Today, ABC Family announced they’re greenlighting three new pilots – one drama and two comedies – that will start production this fall. The three just greenlit pilots (Terminales, Phys Ed, Continuing Fred) join the three previously announced dramatic pilots (including one from executive producer Jennifer Lopez) also set to begin shooting this fall.
 
“ABC Family is synonymous with groundbreaking dramas, and this summer we found additional strength with our comedy lineup. These pilots will further our strength in both areas and add to our existing slate,” stated Kate Juergens, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family, announcing the new pilots. “In fact, over the past few years, the network launched the #1 new basic cable series in target demos with Pretty Little Liars in Summer 2010 and Switched at Birth in Summer 2011, and launched the #1 new cable comedy of Summer 2012 with Baby Daddy. It’s a trend we are working to continue.”
 
Details on the New Pilots:
 
Terminales
Terminales is a one-hour drama based on a successful Mexican television format by Miguel Angel Fox and follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The pilot was written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz.
 
Phys Ed
Phys Ed is a half-hour multi-camera comedy series about a high school’s star jock who returns to teach at his former alma mater only to find that, even though he’s changed, nothing else really has. The pilot is written and-executive produced by David H. Steinberg (American Pie 2).
 
Continuing Fred
Continuing Fred is a half-hour multi-camera comedy about 20-something Winifred “Fred” Harris, a newly-graduated slacker with an overbearing family who surprisingly finds purpose when she begins to teach at a local elementary school.
 
Source: ABC Family
 
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Rebecca Murray

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Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 13 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and San Diego Film Critics Society.

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