ABC Family Greenlights '10 Things I Hate,' 'Ruby' Pilots
The cable channel has greenlit two new pilots, "10 Things I Hate About You" and
"We're excited about these pilots and feel they're perfect additions to our existing slate of programs," says Kate Juergens, the network's executive vice president, original series programming & development. "These shows are headed by talented teams who clearly possess authentic voices which we believe will resonate with our millennial viewers."
"10 Things I Hate About You" is a half-hour, single camera series based on the 1999 film of the same name starring the late
Both girls attend Padua High and must juggle their social lives, boys and their over-protective dad, but approach life differently. Kat is impatient to make a difference in the world, is strong-willed and a feminist, while Bianca is more concerned with her looks and popularity.
The film's director
"Ruby and the Rockits" is a half-hour, multi-camera
"Ruby" was written by former teen idol
Both pilots will go into production this fall, filming in
New ABC Family original series previously announced are the comedy half-hour series "Roommates" and "Sophie," both scheduled to debut in early 2009.