'Lincoln' Gets Second Term, 'Greek' Ordered
New show will revolve around a college freshman
ABC Family announced Thursday, March 1 that it has renewed the family drama "Lincoln Heights' for a second season.
"We're just in love with this show and truly believe it's one of the best on television," says network president Paul Lee. "It's brought us the most diverse audiences ABC Family has ever had and I can't wait to see what [executive producer] Kathleen [McGhee Anderson] and this superb cast do with Season 2."
"Lincoln" revolves around the Sutton family, led by patriarch Eddie, a cop who decides to realize his dream of home ownership by moving his family into his old crime-ridden 'hood through a police incentive program. His family -- wife Jenn (Nicki Micheaux), daughters Cassie and Lizzie (Erica Hubbard, Rhyon Brown) and son Tay (Mishon Ratliff) -- aren't so gung-ho though, especially since the house needs work and the community isn't that welcoming.
While the show became popular with families, teenage girls also avidly followed Cassie's budding relationship with Charles (Robert Adamson).The show ranks as the No. 2 basic cable program in women 12-34 and female teens, and among the Top 5 in adults 12-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49.
ABC Family has also ordered a full season, nine one-hour episodes, of the new series "Greek," which is set to premiere this summer.
"Greek" centers on college freshman Rusty (Jacob Zachar), who's determined not to continue on his bookish geekiness from his high school days. His solution is to enter the Greek system, but his older sister Casey (Spencer Grammer), a sorority siren, isn't too thrilled to have her little brother encroaching on her territory.
The cast also includes Scott Foster as Cappie, Jake McDorman as Evan, Paul James as Calvin, Clark Duke as Dale, Amber Stevens as Ashleigh and Dilshad Vadsaria as Rebecca. Directed by Gil Junger, "Greek" is executive produced by Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan.
"'Greek' absolutely speaks to the heart of our target Millennial audience," says Lee, "and we think it'll be a great companion piece this summer to the second season of our hit drama 'Kyle XY.' The show is hilarious, but it's also full of romance and real heart. Plus we think Sean, Gil and the producers have assembled just a fantastic cast."