ABC Family renews comedies, orders three drama pilots
ABC Family has renewed its comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy for fourth seasons, and also announced it has ordered three drama pilots.
The new dramas include: Alice in Arabia, which follows an American teenage girl who gets kidnapped by Saudi Arabian relatives after a family tragedy and has to learn how to adapt to a new place and life; Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s young-adult novel about a teenager struggling with addiction, and Unstrung, a look at the world of competitive tennis through the eyes of a brother-sister duo.
“These three powerful new dramas are a great fit with ABC Family’s brand of original programming known for diverse stories that challenge as well as entertain our viewers,” ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said in a statement. “We’re also delighted to produce more episodes of Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, two series that together have helped ABC Family establish a strong comedy block that continues to make our audience laugh out loud.”