Looking to build on the success of current sitcoms 'Melissa & Joey' and 'Baby Daddy,' ABC Family has today announced the series pick-ups of two new multi-camera comedy pilots.
The first marks a reunion for 'Beverly Hills, 90210' alums Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. 'Mystery Girls' features Garth and Spelling as two former detective show stars that are reunited by a real life mystery. A witness to a recent crime just happens to be a huge fan of Garth and Spelling's old series, and will only give details about the incident to them. This leads the two former fake investigators to see if they have what it takes to solve a real case. Garth and Spelling also serve as executive producers.
The other series order goes to 'Young and Hungry,' which stars Jonathan Sadowski as a rich young tech mogul and Emily Osment as a struggling food blogger trying to become his personal chef. Sadowski's staff are hesitant to hire Osment, and would prefer the services of a professional chef. Osment messes up big time during her first assignment, but is surprised to find sparks flying between herself and Sadowski. This series is executive produced by 'High School Musical' star Ashley Tisdale.
Production on both 'Mystery Girls' and 'Young and Hungry' will begin in early 2014, with the current plan being to premiere them later in the year. A third pilot, 'Work Mom,' remains in contention, but no decision has been made regarding its future yet.