ABC Family adds five to mix

Like the younger demographic ABC Family is targeting, the network is growing up oh so fast. The ABC offshoot announced its schedule today as part of its up-fronts and has added five new shows and picked up three others for additional seasons.

The network's big three programs will all be back for more, with Kyle XY and Lincoln Heights getting third seasons and Greek returning for a sophomore season (the first season was split into two chapters). Lincoln Heights, which follows an African-American family moving into the inner city, was given a 10-episode order that will begin this fall. Kyle XY, about a teen with a mysterious past, returns with 10 episodes in early 2009. Slightly raunchy college dramedy Greek goes back to school this fall with a dozen new episodes.

New programs begin this summer with The Middleman and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The comic book-inspired The Middleman, about a woman in her 20s who fights crime, will debut the first of 13 episodes on June 16. American Teenager premieres its tales of struggling with teenage pregnancy on July 1.

Two original movies will also debut this summer on the network. The Circuit, starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as an up-and-coming stock-car racer, premieres June 8, and Picture This, starring Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) as a girl who gets grounded the same day as the date of her life, premieres July 13.

One of ABC Family's most anticipated projects, Samurai Girl (based on the novels), airs as a special six-hour event spread over September 5, 6, and 7. Samurai Girl follows a young woman who trains to be a sword-wielding warrior to take down the powerful Japanese Yakuza.

ABC Family's final new pickups are for a pair of shows set to debut sometime in 2009. Half-hour comedy Roommates is about a quartet of post-college friends navigating their young adult years. In Sophie, a young woman deals with the worst year of her life.

The network also acquired the rights to air reruns of That '70s Show and My Wife and Kids, which will premiere on ABC Family in June and September, respectively.

ABC Family had its best year ever in 2007, according to the network, setting highs in total viewers and key demographics.

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im glad they are bringing those shows back.. but y not wildfire and 7th heaven?? i grew up on 7th heaven since the 3rd grade ive watched the show and my children will to by the dvds but they should bring it back with them on the road and all let us know about ruthie, martin are they going to get together now that he is ready for her or what is going to happen? thats is what they should bring back.
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Where know what is Vizalatti? Why speek in kyle xy in Hungary? Hungaryan is not mysteriouse. Tengerkutatás, vizalatti.
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Im glad to see that new seasons are comimg out.
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I agree with those who say that ABC Family better leave Gilmore Girls on. It's the reason I watch that station! I was mad when they took 7th Heaven off, but if they take Gilmore Girls off it will be the last straw!
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Glad to see that Kyle XY and GREEK are both coming back for new seasons. The new shows sound interesting. I'll be looking forward to them.
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Sounds like good stuff. I think Wildfire is on their last season or it makes it sound like it.
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Happy to see Kyle XY return!!!!!!!I love it!
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Nataliej1602 Wildfire ends this season that's why its "The Final Run" YAY!! for Lincoln Heights it is one of my favorite shows
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"Kyle XY, about a teen with a mysterious past, returns with 10 episodes in early 2009."


EARLY 2009 ???????????????
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I hope Picture This is good...

But they better not take off Gilmore Girls from ABC Family. Then it will crash and burn, since GG is obviously its best show. :P
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Glad to see Kyle XY return i still have yet to see season 2 when it comes out on DVD but i am even happier season 3 want start to 2009 so by then i would have watched season 2.
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i'm so happy for Greek. i bought the first chapter for fun and i loved it!
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I love Kyle XY. That's great. They need good shows like this.
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Kyle XY and Greek are two of my favorite shows! Glad to hear they get more episodes.
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thank you tv.com or whoever added them cant wait for new greek and new season of kyle xy
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I'm glad we'll get to see another year of Greek. :)
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I hope with those new reruns they'll take off Grounded for Life or 8 Simple Rules... JUST NOT GILMORE GIRLS!
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greek is a modern day freaks and geeks show. I miss that show but this is a great one!
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Kyle XY has been renewed, great :D
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A new season in the Greek house awesome
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What!? Kyle XY in 2009? This is not true. 3 season arrive in 16 or 17 June this year!
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I love Greek and Kyle XY :D :D
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Wow Kyle XY back in 2009 :O! I thought Kyle would be back in September 2008!
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ooo, i didnt even know they were considering not bringing kyle xy back, but im glad they are...im also glad they're bringing that 70s show to abcfamily...now i dont have to watch it at twelve every night on fox lol
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good to hear that Kyle XY and greek will be back fore more
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I love Kyle XY, Lincoln Heights, and Greek!!! :)
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sad to see wildfire go it was the one show i watched on this channel but the movies look good always love their movies
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ildfie has its last season, and it ends in May
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what about wildfire?
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The Middleman sounds appealing, I'll give it a try. :) I might start watching Kyle XY, heard about it when it first started... got bored. :lol: Maybe it'll pick up. :P I'm looking forward to ABC Family's new stuff.
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YES!!!! Greek and Kyle XY are 2 of my favorite shows.
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I love greek! Thank god they're keeping it around! One of the best College dramas ever!
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i used to love the first season of kyle xy its all right now.



I heard Greek is a great show.... should buy season 1 @ the store so i can see it.
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Great news for Greek and Kyle! Yeah!!!
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Good to hear XY gets another season :D, I wish they woud put it back on normal ABC, so us non-cable having people could see it.
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yes. kyle XY
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good
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maxiezeus93-first of all harper's island is only a pilot, there's no telling whether it will even be picked up for another week and a half or so, and it will be on CBS not ABC Family.
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put whose line back in the 10 O'Clock spot PLEASE AFV REPEATS THE SAME CLIPS OVER AND OVER
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Eli stone is one of the best new series of this year. It should come back for a 24 ep run next fall.
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First run Eli Stone is on ABC, not ABC Family... I do like Kyle XY, it's a fun little show. I haven't seen the rest.
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i hope eli stone is gone forever what i want to know is when harpers island will premiere
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what about wildfire?
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What about Eli Stone?
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good news :)
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woo hoo Greek!
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