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ABC Family has picked up three drama pilots -- Alice in Arabia, Recovery Road and Unstrung -- as well as renewed Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy for additional seasons, the network announced Monday.
Alice in Arabia is a high-stakes drama about a rebellious American teenage girl who, after tragedy befalls her parents, is unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian. The pilot was written by former U.S. Army cryptologic linguist Brooke Eikmeier.
Based on the young adult novel, Recovery Road tells the story of a teenage girl dealing with addiction who is forced into rehab. The pilot was written by Easy A's Bert V. Royal and Ruby & The Rockits' Karen DiConcetto.
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Finally, Unstrung explores the sexy, cutthroat, and emotional stakes of the professional world tour of tennis as brother and sister Luke and Ellie Holt compete to move up the ranks. Life Unexpected's Emily Whitesell will executive-produce.
"These three powerful new dramas are a great fit with ABC Family's brand of original programming known for diverse stories that challenge as well as entertain our viewers," said Tom Ascheim, president of ABC Family. "We're also delighted to produce more episodes of Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, two series that together have helped ABC Family establish a strong comedy block that continues to make our audience laugh out loud."
Do any of these new pilots sound interesting to you? Are you happy Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey were renewed?