On the development front, ABC Family has ordered four pilots: 'Village People,' 'Baby Daddy,' 'Intercept' and Amy Sherman-Palladino's 'Bunheads.'
"We are thrilled about our returning originals, the hugely successful summer and the exciting new pilots that will continue to deliver on our promise to offer our viewers programming that is engaging, optimistic and relatable," Kate Juergens, executive vice president of original programming and development at ABC Family, said in a statement. "Our line-up continues to resonate with our audience and we believe that the shows in development will become strong additions to our slate as well."
'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is executive producing 'Bunheads,' a one-hour drama about a Las Vegeas showgirl, Michelle, who marries a man on an impulse and moves to his "sleepy coastal town." There, Michelle takes one a role at her mother-in-law's dance school.
"I spent twenty years of my life with my hair in a bun," Sherman-Palladino said in a statement. "I was supposed to be a dancer. My mother was a dancer. Her greatest heartbreak was when I got on 'Roseanne.' So, while writing this will never equal playing 'Rumpelteazer' in a bus and truck tour of 'Cats,' it does let me to tip my hat to a really special time in my life."
The other drama, 'Intercept,' is described as a technology and action driven show about college kids who solve crimes after one of them creates a communication device that intercepts conversations on the West Coast. Ray Wright of 'Pulse' fame is writing and producing.
'Baby Daddy' follows Ben, a twentysomething man whose ex-girlfriend leaves him a baby on his doorstep. He then sets out to raise the baby with the help of his mom, brother, best friend and female friend who has a crush on him. From 'Nine Lives of Chloe King' veteran Dan Berendsen, this sounds a lot like 'Raising Hope.' The other comedy, 'Village People' from Meg DeLoatch of 'Eve' fame, follows a career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mom and then winds up caring for the teen mother as well.