Paul Lee, president, ABC Family, announced the pick-up of three pilots including the one-hour scripted drama “Perfect 10,” the single camera half-hour “10 things I Hate About You,” based on the 1999 hit film, and the multi-camera half-hour “Ruby and The Rockits.” Each has been given a 10-episode order. In addition, original series “Greek” and “Lincoln Heights” will return in summer 2009. The network also has two original movies, “Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise,” starring Gregory Harrison and Heidi Saban, and another as-yet-titled original movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, both to debut in early 2009.
“Perfect 10,” is a one-hour scripted drama, created and written by Holly Sorensen, who also serves as executive producer. The pilot was directed by Steve Miner (“Wildfire”). Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, “Perfect 10” follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.
“10 Things I Hate About You” is a half-hour, single-cam series with director Gil Junger (who also directed the 1996 “10 Things I Hate About You” feature film) and executive producer and writer Carter Covington (“Greek”). Based on the hit movie, the Stratford sisters, Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin) and Kat (Lindsey Shaw), are two very different people, which is evident as they start at their new high school with very contradictory goals.
“Ruby and The Rockits” is an ABC Studios half-hour multi-cam comedy series executive-produced by Shaun Cassidy (“Invasion”) and Marsh McCall (“Carpoolers”). “Ruby and The Rockits” follows Patrick Gallagher, a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits band mate and brother, David, shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter in tow, the Gallagher family’s life becomes anything but normal.