A few years ago, if someone said ABC Family was producing some of the best television in the industry, my monocle would fall out and I would spit out my Earl Grey tea. But the evidence is there--Greek, The Middleman, The Secret Life of the American Teenager have all surprised TV land, and are generally kicking some serious booty.
It's reasonable to believe (with a little faith), then, that ABC Family's next show will also be a big deal to tweens and grown-ups with tween tastes (guilty), and its cast will launch into superstardom as Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer, and Shailene Woodley are bound to.
10 Things I Hate About You is in development at ABC Family, and its cast has been announced, says The Hollywood Reporter. Leading the way is Ethan Peck, who has a limited credits list but did play a young Kelso in That '70s Show. But if his name sounds familiar, it's because he's the grandson of legendary actor Gregory Peck.
Also on board is Lindsey Shaw, whom we last saw (and loved) as Claire Tolchuck in The CW's Aliens in America. Before that, she starred in Ned's Declassified School Surivial Guide.
10 Things I Hate About You is a small-screen adaptation of the 1999 film of the same name, which starred Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Shaw will play Kat, one of two sisters facing the social challenges of high school. Peck will play the brooding Patrick, an outsider who tempts and torments Kat. Also cast in the program are Meaghan Jette Martin, Kyle Kaplan, and Nicholas Braun.
No premiere date has been set yet for 10 Things I Hate About You, but we'll be watching when it does.