ABC Family has pulled the plug on the Alice in Arabia pilot after receiving numerous complaints that it relied on negative stereotypes of Muslims,Buzzfeed reports.
"The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we've decided not to move forward with this project," a spokesperson for the network said.
"The title of the season finale is 'A Is for Answers,' and it really is the answer episode," promises Pretty Little Liars executive producer Marlene King, who also directed the hour. "We've been planning this episode since midway through last season and have steadily built to it since the start of this season."
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.
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Tyler Blackburn is packing up and moving back to Rosewood.
The actor, who starred on ABC Family's recently axed drama Ravenswood, is returning to Pretty Little Liars as a series regular, the cable network announced Wednesday.
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Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth's new TV series Mystery Girls will premiere on ABC Family this June, the cable network announced on Monday.
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ABC has canceled the Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood, E! News reports. The supernatural drama aired its final episode on Feb. 4 and ended with a major cliff-hanger.
Changes are ahead for Switched at Birth's Bay, who this season will deal with new schoolmates, a new art class, a new attitude and an unexpected ally.
Marching to the beat of her own drum since Season 1, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) finally found her place after getting to know her birth parents Regina (Constance Marie) and Angelo (Gilles Marini), building a solid friendship with Daphne (Katie LeClerc) and leaving her privileged private school for Carlton School for the Deaf, which she fought to keep open. But when the third season premieres (Monday at 8/7c, ABC Family), Bay will feel somewhat lost again as she recovers from believing she was cheated on (a lie Blair Redford's Ty told her so she'd get over him while deployed in Afghanistan) and starts her senior year alongside some of Kansas City's toughest inner city kids.
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey. It's all about black and white on Pretty Little Liars' Feb. 11 episode. "ABC Family noticed what we were doing visually on the show, going for very noirlike effects," says executive producer Joe Dougherty, "and asked if we wanted to go all the way and make something special in black and white."
ABC Family has pushed back the premiere of Twisted to make room for new episodes of Ravenswood, the network announced Monday.
ABC Family will kick off the new year with new episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched at Birth and The Fosters.
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