US cable network ABC Family is continuing its push into original scripted programming after ordering two new pilots to series, including a show from Jennifer Lopez.
The Fosters, created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, is about a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids raised by two mums. Lopez executive produces with Bredeweg, Paige, Joanna Johnson, Simon Fields, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta. It is produced by Nuyorican Productions and Prodco.
The second one-hour drama, Twisted (formerly known as Socio), is a mystery about a 16-year-old with a troubled past who becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is found dead in her home. It is executive produced by Gavin Polone, David Babcock and Adam Milch, who also wrote the pilot, and produced by Prodco.
Other original dramas airing on Disney-owned ABC Family include Switched at Birth, Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game.
Source: ABC Family/Futon Critic