ABC Family picks pair of pilots

ABC Family is all grown up! The Disney sub-brand has come a long way thanks to its slate of original programming. Greek, Kyle XY, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager are all bona fide hits, so the network doesn't see any reason to slow down.

A pair of projects have been given the OK by ABC Family to shoot some pilots: 10 Things I Hate About You and Ruby and The Rockits.

Anyone familiar with the late 1990s boom of high-school comedy movies will recognize the title 10 Things I Hate About You. The film, which starred a young Heath Ledger, is getting the TV treatment for ABC Family. The comedy will follow a pair of very different sisters as they traverse their new high school.

Ruby and The Rockits digs up the Cassidy Brothers--Shaun, Patrick, and David--and plops them in a comedy about a former teen idol named Patrick who gets an unexpected visit from his still-rocking brother. While bro still hangs on to the teenage dream of rockin' and rollin', Patrick must help raise his daughter Ruby.

Neither series has been given an air date yet. ABC Family is also bringing the new comedies Roommates and Sophie into its fold early next year.

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10 things... has a very good template for a TV show. I mean the comedy dad alone is a staple. I hope it doesn't become too much like Clueless though which nearly but didn't quite work. I'm not sure I would watch it mind you it depends on like Greek I'm intrigued by the Pilot or not.
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I will pass
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This sounds like a good idea! I hope it works out for them. :)
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10 Things I Hate About You as a TV show is a great concept, i hope it succeeds. I know i'd want to watch it.
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Sounds awesome.
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interesting. i will give both a try since all of abc family shows are good
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I really don't see how a modern take on the Taming of the Shrew could do a TV show... I don't know... Maybe I'm wrong, they could uh... do an episode for each Shakespeare play with a modern angle... lol
No seriously, I don't see it. The movie was ok but there is no spin to the story that could be serialized... yet another poor attempt to cash in on Ledger's death. Sad.
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"10 Things I Hate About You" is a great movie, I'm excited to see how they try and move that to television.
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I say "So What" if this means The Middleman will be canceled, ABC Family's shows all look and feel the same, they need something different, like The Middleman
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Neither show sounds very intresting.
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I bet they'll be good. I've grown to trust ABC Family for good series especially Greek and Kyle XY.
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I will give 10 things I hate about you a shot. I loved the Film.
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Well "10 things I Hate About You" may turn out to be a good TV show, I mean people were laughing when a motion picture like Buffy became a TV series.
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I just want Kyle XY back on the air...
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very interesting
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