ABC Family Eyeballing Tori Spelling Comedy

by | August 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM | TV News

Tori Spelling (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)


By Jethro Nededog

ABC Family has greenlit three new comedy pilots: “Mystery Girls,” “Work Mom” and “Young & Hungry.”

“We have seen great success with our comedy series and look to grow our comedy offerings. These pilots offer a great mix of humor and iconic characters,” said original programming and development executive vice president and chief creative officer, Kate Juergens in a statement.

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See the network’s descriptions for the projects below:

“Mystery Girls” stars Tori Spelling as a former starlet who’s roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show co-star when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous “Mystery Girls.” Spelling and Maggie Malina (“Single Ladies”) will serve as executive producers. The story is by Shepard Boucher and Spelling. The pilot was written by Boucher.

“Work Mom” is a half-hour workplace comedy following Heather, who finally gets promoted at her digital marketing firm and winds up hiring her recently unemployed mother. Her vivacious mother, Eden, mixes up the office in a way no one could have predicted. The pilot was written by Grant Levy and Dominik Rothbard (“Bunheads”).

Two worlds collide in “Young & Hungry” when Nick, a well-off young tech entrepreneur, hires Gabi, a feisty young food blogger, to be his personal chef. Executive producers are Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”), Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades and CBS Television Studios. The pilot was written by David Holden (“Accidentally on Purpose”).

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