Drama, two comedies added to network's 2013 slate
ABC Family continues to boost its original programming slate, greenlighting three pilots for 2013.
Cabler has picked up hourlong “Terminales,” adapted from a Televisa series. Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz pen the drama about a young woman diagnosed with a terminal illness. Lefkowitz and Aaron Kaplan will exec produce the project. Lionsgate is producing “Terminales” in association with Televisa.
Net also picked up two half-hour, multicam laffers from Prodco Inc.
“Phys Ed” centers around a former jock’s return to his high school, this time in the role of teacher. Comedy is written and exec produced by David H. Steinberg.
“Continuing Fred” follows femme lead Winifred “Fred” Harris as she begins working as a teacher at an elementary school. Bill Daly penned the pilot.
Greenlighting follows the recent pickup of other drama pilots including “The Fosters” from Jennifer Lopez and “Socio” from Gavin Polone.
“These pilots will further our strength in both comedy and drama,” said Kate Juergens, exec veep of original programming and development at ABC Family. Cabler currently boasts an original programming lineup that includes “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched at Birth” and “Baby Daddy,” all of which drew strong numbers during their summer launches over the last three years.