ABC Family has been busy making programming decisions. The cable channel ordered its first procedural drama series, giving a series order to the supernatural drama pilot “Stitchers,” Deadline.com reports. The channel also pulled the plug on the freshman comedy series “Mystery Girls,” which stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth.
The Ashley Tisdale-produced comedy “Young & Hungry” fared better, getting picked up for a second season, the story reports.
“Stitchers” was one of three drama pilots in contention at the network. “Of the other two drama pilots, ABC Family has passed on the tennis-themed ‘Unstrung,’ while there is no decision yet on rehab-themed ‘Recovery Road,'” the story reports.
Said ABC Family President Tom Ascheim: “Stitchers is new ground for us, and I’m excited to bring procedurals to the network.”
The Deadline report adds: “Written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, ‘Stitchers’ follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Schechter executive produces alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.”