When you think of top-notch family comedy, you think of ABC Family! And you'll continue thinking that for at least another year because ABC Family has renewed its two sitcoms Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy for a pair of Season 4s. Yes, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy will be on the air for a fourth season even though Fox's Enlisted probably won't even make it to Season 2. That's television for ya!
ABC Family also ordered a trio of drama pilots to potentially beef up its original programming slate. Let's take a look at 'em!
Alice in Arabia follows a teen girl who gets "unknowingly kidnapped" (ummm, unknowingly?) by members of her extended family after something happens to her parents. Also, her extended family happens to be Saudi Arabian. The network logline goes on to say that the girl, let's call her "Alice," becomes "a virtual prisoner in her grandfather's royal compound," so I don't know how "unknowing" this kidnapping can actually be. The series will follow her attempts to return home to America but I bet she also catches the eye of a handsome Saudi prince! Note: This is NOT a sequel to Lawrence of Arabia.
Recovery Road is based on Blake Nelson's novel of the same name and centers on a teenage girl named Maddie who goes to rehab after struggling with addiction. Addiction to what? I dunno, but in the book she's a boozer and a rageaholic. On the show, Maddie will spend her nights at a treatment facility and her days in high school, pretending nothing's wrong. How many cute boys will she meet in rehab? A TON, probably!
Unstrung follows brother and sister tennis players Luke and Ellie Holt as they compete in the world of professional tennis. Yes, they are both extremely attractive. But even though they have the net skillz to ace the competition and the cool to keep the media at bay, there's a family secret bubbling up that could make everything suck. Oh no! Also, expect lots of cute boys and girls in tennis outfits.
Which of these pilots sounds best to you? And are you excited for more Melissa & Joey and/or Baby Daddy?
AIRED ON 8/5/2015
Season 4 : Episode 22