TCA: ABC Family 'Investigating' Reality Space
Cancelled ‘Nine Lives of Chloe King' to live on as movie
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/9/2012 12:47:13 PMComplete Coverage: TCA Winter Press Tour 2012
Pasadena, Calif. -- ABC Family President Michael Riley said the network is "investigating the reality space," though he had no announcements on any development Monday at the TCA press tour.
Riley said the ABC Family was exploring both competition-style and nonfiction reality formats for something that will work with its millennial audience, and hopes to get one on the air by the end of 2012.
Besides reality, the network is building out its other genres with its previously announced movie-musical Elixir (working title) and has four new pilots in production, two of which are comedies. The comedy emphasis is a result of the success of Melissa & Joey, which proved an access point for a broader audience, and Riley said the network is open to both multi-camera (like Melissa) and single-camera projects.
Riley also said that despite the cancellation of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, the network is on the verge of putting a movie based on the series into development.
Also announced today, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It will return with new episodes on March 26.
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