Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ABC Family Picks Up Four Pilots, Including One By Chuck Pratt

Deadline.com is reporting that new ABC Family president Michael Riley is making his first development move a month after he took over the cable network following Paul Lee's move to ABC. The soapy cable network has green-lighted 3 pilots, STRUT, NINE LIVES and SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Supposedly, the pickup of a fourth pilot, THE LYING GAME, written and produced by Chuck Pratt Jr., is imminent.

THE LYING GAME, which Alloy Entertainment is producing with Warner Horizon TV, is based on the upcoming Alloy book series of the same name by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepard, which will be released in December. It centers on twin identical sisters separated at birth - one rich and one poor. When the rich one goes missing the poor sister sets out to find her.

NINE LIVE is based on Alloy's "Nine Lives of Chloe King" series of 3 young-adult novels by Celia Thomson. Alloy Entertainment is producing the pilot, about Chloe King, a teenager with such super powers as super speed, agility and hearing. Dan Berendsen penned the script and is executive producing with Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

SWITCHED AT BIRTH, written and executive produced by Elizabeth Weiss, centers on two teenagers who discover that they were switched at birth.

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