ABC Family is bulking up its programming slate with a second
season order of Make It or Break It, a
back-order pick-up of The Lying Game
and the development of four new pilots, Michael Riley, president, ABC Family
The announcement comes as ABC Family delivered a record summer primetime audience in total viewers, averaging 1.48 million, and in all three key female targets.
"ABC Family expanded its schedule to present three nights
of original programming this summer, and we saw our most successful on record,
one that gave us our very own 'triple-threat' -- Switched at Birth, The Secret
Life of the American Teenager and Pretty
Little Liars," said Riley.
"Joining this group of series will be another season of
the gymnastics drama Make It or Break It,
just in time to ignite Olympic fever, and a back-order of Warner Horizon's The Lying Game. Our momentum continues
to grow, and I'm thrilled with the strength of our schedule which includes a
great mix of returning favorites, breakout series and what are sure to be new
Pilots in production are Bunheads, a one-hour drama about
a Las Vegas showgirl whose life changes after marriage and a move to a small
town, executive produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino.
Intercept, also a one-hour drama,
follows a group of crime-solving teenagers, and is executive produced and
written by Ray Wright.
Dan Berendsen is the executive producer of Baby Daddy, a half-hour comedy about a single man who is surprised
by the arrival of a newborn daughter. Village
People is a multi-camera, half-hour comedy about a single career woman who
adopts a baby from a teen mother, and is executive produced by Meg DeLoatch.