Hurley, Cohen to pen first episode

Fox Family Channel has ordered 26 episodes of an untitled weekly comedy series starring twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The cable net is aiming for summer to roll it out.

The daytime series is set on a Southern California beach, with the twins portraying teen sisters of separated parents.

Robert Thorne, prexy of the Olsens’ Dualstar Prods., will exec produce along with Eric Cohen.

Cohen will write the preem episode with Tonya Hurley, with co-production services being provided by Peter Abrams and Robert Levy’s Tapestry Television. Dualstar’s Neil Steinberg is also producing.

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