Monday, September 29, 2014

ABC Family Orders Drama 'Stitchers' to Series; Renews 'Young & Hungry' for Season 2

ABC Family has announced today the series pickup of supernatural procedural Stitchers created by Jeffrey A. Schechter as well as a season two renewal for hit comedy Young & Hungry. The network has also confirmed the cancellation of Mystery Girls starring Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth.

"Stitchers is new ground for us and I'm excited to bring procedurals to the network," said Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family. "We think our fans will love the intricate mysteries that Stitchers will solve week to week as much as they love our relationship-driven dramas. We are also going back for seconds of our new comedy Young & Hungry. Good food, good laughs - of course we want more."

Stitchers centers on a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

The cast includes Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Felix Gomez, Minni Jo Mazzola and Diane Farr. Schechter wrote the pilot and will executive produce the series alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.

Stitchers was one of three drama pilots ABC Family had in development. The network has officially passed on tennis drama Unstrong while the high school and rehab-set Recovery Road remains in contention.

Young & Hungry, about a wealthy young entrepreneur who hires feisty young blogger to be his personal chef, ranked as basic cable's #1 telecast in its summer time period in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

The comedy stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee. David Holden created the series, and serves as executive producer with Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades, Caryn Lucas, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.