Cassidy brothers' comedy among new ABC Family shows

Sun Feb 1, 2009 9:38pm EST

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The ABC Family cable network has set up its new lineup, following the success of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" with three new female-oriented series.

Comedies "Ruby and the Rockits" and "10 Things I Hate About You" and the drama "Perfect 10" all have received 10-episode orders.

"Ruby and the Rockits" is a multicamera comedy from the Cassidy brothers: David, Shaun and Patrick. It stars Patrick Cassidy as a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits bandmate and brother (David Cassidy) shows up unexpectedly with his newfound teenage daughter (Alexa Vega) in tow, the family's life becomes anything but normal.

Based on the feature of the same name, "10 Things I Hate About You" is a single-camera comedy about the Stratford sisters -- the strong-willed Kat (Lindsey Shaw) and social butterfly Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin).

Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, hour long drama "Perfect 10" stars "Frasier" alumna Peri Gilpin and follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.

Additionally, ABC Family has renewed college-set comedy-drama "Greek" for a third season and black family drama "Lincoln Heights" for a fourth season with 10-episode pickups. The networked canceled 3-year-old sci-fi mystery "Kyle XY."

Pending is the renewal of smash hit "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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