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ABC Renews Iliza Shlesinger Digital Series, Orders Viola Davis Project

ABC Renews Iliza Shlesinger Digital Series,
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ABC has ordered second seasons of three digital short-form series — “Forever 31” from comedian Iliza Shlesinger; “I Can Find $3,000 in Your Home”; and “Newborn Moms.” The broadcaster has also ordered new short-form series “American Koko” from Diarra Kilpatrick and Viola Davis’ JuVEe Productions and “I Like You Just the Way I Am” for its new ABCd initiative.

“Forever 31” is a scripted comedy about a group of single friends, produced by Avalon Television. “I Can Find $3,000 in Your Home” is an unscripted series in which eBay millionaire Linda Lightman searches for objects in peoples homes to sell. “Newborn Moms” stars Aurora Browne and Nadine Djoury as a pair of new mothers and hails from Avalon Television, Inc. and Don Ferguson Productions.

“American Koko” follows a satirical agency that solves racial situations with sensitivity, vulnerability, honesty and humor. “I Like You Just the Way I Am” is based on the best-selling memoir that by Jenny Mollen, who also stars in the show.

ABC in July relaunched its free streaming service, introducing a lineup of seven digital short-form series under the ABCd banner. The network said at the time that it had more than 40 additional series in development.

The new relaunched service also features 38 library series from ABC and live streaming of ABC programming in an additional 14 local markets.