Mystery Girls will star the duo as two former TV cops who are brought back together by a real-life mystery. Garth plays Charlie, a suburban housewife and mother, while Spelling plays Holly, a former starlet who longs for her '90s glory days. Newcomer Miguel Pinzon plays Nick, the witness to a crime and a Mystery Girls fanatic who gets the girl back in action. Garth and Spelling will also executive-produce with Maggie Malina (Single Ladies).
ABC Family has also ordered Young & Hungry starring Emily Osmentand Jonathan Sadowski. The half-hour comedy is about a wealthy young tech entrepreneur named Josh (Sadowski) and Gabi (Osment), a feisty young food blogger looking to be his personal chef. Through a series of mishaps, Gabi eventually turns an awkward situation into an opportunity for employment and possibly even love. Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, andKym Whitley also star with Annie Potts as a recurring guest star. The series is executive-produced by Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Jessica Rhoades (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) and Ashley Tisdale.
"We are excited to expand our comedy brand with two new series that build on our already solid comedy block of hits, Melissa & Joey andBaby Daddy," ABC Family's EVP of programming Kate Juergens said in a statement. "Viewers are excited to see Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth back on television together again, and will fall in love with Young & Hungry star Emily Osment in these comedies that bring us fun, new characters with which to laugh out loud."
Added ABC Family President Tom Ascheim: "It's great to start the new year and my tenure at ABC Family with the pickup of these two funny original series. ABC Family's comedy lineup continues to resonate with our audience and I'm thrilled to boost that momentum by adding Mystery Girls and Young & Hungry, which are sure to become fan favorites."
Both series will premiere later this year.
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