Dramas have always gone over well with ABC Family viewers (Kyle XY, Greek, Secret Life), but they've been a bit lacking lately in the comedy department. That all changed with 10 Things I Hate About You. All of a sudden, everybody's buzzing about the fantastic new comedy series following in the footsteps of its popular 90's flick counterpart. And those busy bees doing all the buzzing have nothing but good things to say. One I remember hearing is that it "didn't ruin the movie". I second that. (Who else thinks so? Discuss away in the comments!).
So, knowing how well their new comedy show hit it off with its viewers, of course ABC wants to keep it going strong. Here's the press release to prove it:
ABC FAMILY’S HIT COMEDY “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” RETURNS ON MONDAY, MARCH 29 AT 8:00PM ET/PT
Burbank, CA (January 12, 2010) – ABC Family’s original comedy series “10 Things I Hate About You” will return with ten all-new half-hour episodes beginning Monday, March 29 (8:00PM-8:30PM ET/PT). The critically acclaimed series, recently named by New York Times as one of the “Top 10 Television Shows of 2009,” bowed this summer as the network’s highest rated comedy in its history. The series is executive-produced by Carter Covington and Robin Schiff, and stars Larry Miller, Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Martin, Ethan Peck, Nicholas Braun and Dana Davis.
The half-hour series centers on the Stratford sisters, Kat (Shaw) and Bianca (Martin), as they both approach high school with very contradictory goals. Kat is a strong-willed, in-your-face feminist who is looking to save the world and get out of high school as fast as she can. Bianca is a social butterfly whose only concern is that she be popular, at any cost. As they both attend Padua High, the girls try to find what they want while navigating the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective Dad (Miller).
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, dysfunction, 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.
Thanks to babnakis for the promo and teaser videos.