Paul Lee, president, ABC Family, just outlined ABC Family's plans for summer and fall of 2007 as well as exciting new online initiatives. Scheduled to debut this summer is the second season of Kyle XY
, the angel mythology continues when "Fallen" returns with four new hours, and new series "Greek" and "Slacker Cats" join the lineup.
In addition to the summer series, ABC Family has ordered a fourth season of Wildfire
and a second season of "Lincoln Heights." The 10th annual "25 Days of Christmas" event will feature two original movies as well as the basic cable premiere of The Incredibles
"Kyle XY" premieres Monday, June 11 (8:00 9:00 PM ET/PT). More questions arise and the risk of danger escalates in the second season of the hit ABC Family original series "Kyle XY," which returns with 13 new episodes. Kyle begins to learn the truth about his past, learn the full scope of his abilities and the unknown dangers that lurk outside the family's walls. The peril only increases when the girl in the pod is set free and is on the hunt for Kyle. Can Kyle keep the threats away or will they come straight through the Trager's front door?
"Greek" premieres July (exact date TBD) with ten episodes. Each fall, college campuses are flooded with new students, all looking to experience higher education in their own way... "Greek" focuses on collegiate life and the social minefield that is the Greek system. Viewers will see this unique cast of characters navigate their way through this treacherous terrain as they try to find their place at Cyprus-Rhodes University.
"Fallen" returns as a special event premiering with four new hours on August 3, 4 and 5th. The journey continues with "Fallen," based on the series of hit books by Tom Sniegoski, which chronicles the phenomenal journey of an 18-year-old Nephilim, who struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity as he is drawn into a world where angels -- good and evil -- walk among us. This story delves into the mythology of the fallen angels and their offspring, who are looking for the chosen one to come redeem them and allow them back into Heaven.
"Slacker Cats" will premiere this August as ABC Family's first animated series. "Slacker Cats" follows two buddy cats, Buckley and Eddie, who slack their way through various unimpressive adventures.
"Lincoln Heights" will return for its second season this September with ten new episodes. "Lincoln Heights" follows the lives of the Sutton family. Eddie is an ambitious police officer, who moved his wife and three kids to the inner-city neighborhood where he was raised, with hopes of cleaning it up and making a difference. But when the neighborhood proves to be uninviting and dangerous, Eddie finds himself wanting to move his family to the safety they once knew. At the end of season one, we see that the move to Lincoln Heights is bittersweet for the Suttons and that the community has truly embraced their new neighbors. Together the Suttons will rebuild and begin to find their place in season two of "Lincoln Heights."
"Wildfire" is currently in production on its fourth season and will return this January with 13 new episodes full of romance, rivalries and racing. When the series began, Kris was given a second chance at life when the Ritters took her in and made her a part of Raintree Farms and tapped into her hidden talent as a jockey. When Kris makes a decision that puts Raintree in jeopardy, her world comes crumbling down around her. Now, she is back on her own. What is next for Kris?
ABC Family has acquired the Tom Bergeron hosted episodes of an American television institution, America's Funniest Home Videos
which premieres this October and has also acquired "That 70's Show" premiering in 2008. Another keystone event for the network is "13 Nights of Halloween" which includes a new original movie, "Nature of the Beast," a classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy turns into werewolf.
ABC Family's 10th annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming event, will feature over two hundred hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1- 25. In addition to classic holiday favorites like Rudolph's Shiny New Year
, Frosty's Winter Wonderland
and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
, this year's holiday event will also feature two original movie premieres, "Snow Globe" (working title) and "Holiday in Handcuffs," as well as the basic cable premiere of "The Incredibles." "25 Days of Christmas" will launch with the first ever "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" which adds eleven additional days of holiday programming and a third original holiday movie.