Today is Majandra’s 30th Birthday so we wanna wish her a happy one!
OMG I’m so freakin happy and excited right now. Majandra’s pilot got picked up which means we get her on the screen again
ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES PICK-UP OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH,” “THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING” AND “THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA”
Burbank, CA (Monday, January 31, 2011) – Michael Riley, President, ABC Family, announced today the pick-up of two one-hour dramas, “Switched at Birth” and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” and the half-hour multi-cam comedy series, “The Great State of Georgia.” The three original series will debut on the network later this year.
“We continue to offer our Millennial viewers a rich and diverse mix of authentic, optimistic and heartfelt programming,” said Riley. “We’re excited about these new series and believe they will be great additions to an already strong slate that, at its core, is filled with engaging, strong, funny and relatable characters.”
“Switched at Birth,” a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls. Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush,” “Cashmere Mafia”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”) serve as executive producers. “Switched at Birth” stars newcomer Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; and Lucas Grabeel (“High School Muisical”) as Toby Kennish.
In the one-hour scripted drama “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year…that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she’s being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe soon learns she’s part of an ancient race which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia — and that she may be their only hope for ultimate survival. “The Nine Lives of Chloe King” will be executive-produced by Dan Berendsen (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Hannah Montana: The Movie”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”) with Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and Gina Girolamo. The drama is based on the book series The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Celia Thomson. The series will star Skyler Samuels (“The Gates”) as Chloe King; Amy Pietz (“The Office,” “Caroline in the City”) as Meredith King; Grey Damon (“True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”) as Brian; newcomer Grace Phipps as Amy; Benjamin Stone (“10 Things I Hate About You”) as Alek; Alyssa Diaz (“Southland”) as Jasmine; and Ki Hong Lee (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Paul.
“The Great State of Georgia,” an ABC Studios Production, is a half-hour multi-cam comedy series starring Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger than life personality, and her science geek best friend, who try to make headway in New York City. “The Great State of Georgia” will be executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell and Jennifer Weiner, author of the best-selling novels Good in Bed and In Her Shoes (Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette starred in the feature film version by the same name). Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”) also stars, as Jo and Meagen Fay (“According to Jim”) as Aunt Honey.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, passion, humor and heart.
ABC Family’s programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas!” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the show gets picked up
Earlier in the year, I took a look at what the networks were doing with their pilot season, as the time is growing nearer and nearer for shows to be picked up and decisions to be made. Here is a look at some of the major cable networks out there and what they’re doing. Since each network is so different, it’s kind of hard to see trends or really compare each development slate, so I separated things out a bit more and let you know what exactly I’d pick up. Some of my personal pick-ups are due to things the network’s losing this season, but some are just for personal reasons, i.e. I’d like to see how a particular show would go. There are several shows that are pretty much going to be picked up that I personally didn’t pick up, but I was never one for conventionality.
Number of Shows in Contention: 9
Most Promising: Cloak & Dagger, a drama about two teens who develop superpowers after being forced to take experimental drugs
Least Promising: The Untitled Brenda Hampton Project sounds like The Facts of Life meets a Hallmark Movie of the Week
Coolest Casting: Majandra Delfino in The Great State of Georgia, just because it’s nice to see her working
What I’d Pick Up: Switched at Birth, The Lying Game, The Great State of Georgia
So those are really old but I never got to add them to the gallery and they are some of my all time fav pics. Majandra and Brendan are just awesome. Love them so much!
– Fan-Related > 2001-08-18: 2nd FanForum’s Crashdown Party (Christina Radish)
– Fan-Related > 2001-08-18: 2nd FanForum’s Crashdown Party (Gregory Schwartz)
– Fan-Related > 2001-08-18: 2nd FanForum’s Crashdown Party (Various)
Val just informed me that TNT decided to do a split season which means next weeks episode 2.6 is the final episode for the 1st half of the season and then this summer sometime they will show the 2nd half of the season. This means we have to wait for Majandra until the summer
I hope we get plenty of other things in the meantime.
– Agency Photos > Black and White
I spend some time on the gallery and replaced the 2004 Public Appearance pics with mostly HQ pics and added a few new ones. Enjoy!
– 2004 > 2004-01-06: Showtime Presents The Premiere Screening Of ‘The L Word’
– 2004 > 2004-04-06: Playstation 2 Launches Concert Series
– 2004 > 2004-09-01: Post reception party for the Latin Grammy’s
– 2004 > 2004-10-19: Chanel’s Special Premiere Screening of ‘No.5 The Film’
– 2004 > 2004-10-19: Launch of Marciano hosted by Vanity Fair
– 2004 > 2004-10-25: 2nd Semi Annual Fashion Wire Daily’s Event Next