ABC Family has made a number of programming decisions.
The youth-skewing network has renewed their original series Young & Hungry for a second season; whilst also handing a series order to Stitchers, which is the network’s first ever procedural.
In addition, ABC Family has confirmed that they have cancelled Mystery Girls after one season as well as passing on drama pilot Unstrung. Pilot Recovery Road remains in contention for a series pickup.
Penned by Jeffrey A. Schechter, Stitched follows 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 executive producers are Jeffrey A. Schechter, Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.
“’Stitchers’ is new ground for us and I’m excited to bring procedurals to the network,” said Tom Ascheim, President of 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.”