ABC Family Inks Reality Show ‘The Letter’

Brutally honest discourse among friends concept begins production next year
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ABC Family has greenlit the reality series The Letter. Sirens Media will start production in 2016. In each stand-alone episode, four friends draw names and anonymously write to the selected person a “thoughtful yet totally honest letter,” according to ABC Family, “outlining what, in their opinion, needs to be changed in order to improve the life of the recipient. For a week, each recipient must follow all the instructions outlined in the letter.

“When your best friends tell you what you ‘really need to hear,’ it can be very emotional–whether hurtful, helpful, kind or hopeful,” said Karey Burke, ABC Family executive VP, programming and development. “All these emotions and transformations are explored in our explosive new reality series.”

The pickup follows ABC Family, which becomes Freeform next month, greenlighting season two of docuseries Monica the Medium.

Sirens Media is part of Leftfield Entertainment, an ITV America company. Executive producers for Sirens Media are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton and Lucilla D’Agostino.

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