ABC Family Picks Up New Raven-Symone Comedy, Plus Two Dramas

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ABC Family has picked up three new series to premiere later this year.

In the vein of the popular Melissa & Joey, one of the shows, The Great State Of Georgia, is a multi-camera half-hour comedy starring The Cosby Show‘s Raven-Symoné as an aspiring actress who, with her science geek BFF (Roswell‘s Majandra Delfino), tries to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Because as the song goes, if you can… well, you know.

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Turning to the two new dramas…. The Nine Lives of Chloe King stars Skyler Samuels (The Gates) as a teen who comes to realize, upon developing heightened abilities, that she’s part of an ancient race which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia. (Yes, it’s that story again!) Amy Pietz (Aliens in America) plays her mom.

Switched at Birth, meanwhile, stars Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) and newcomer Katie Leclerc as girls who discover they were [see title]. Drama develops as the kids and their respective clans — one rich, one poor — decide to merge under one roof. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and D.W. Moffett (Friday Night Lights) play Marano’s folks, while Constance Marie (George Lopez) is the single mom to Leclerc’s character, who as a tot lost her hearing due to meningitis.

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Anything above striking your fancy, TVLine readers?

Comments (6)

  • Switched at birth type TV show has been done in the Philippines already and is currently airing a remake of it. Emil Cruz Jr.’s Mara Clara (

    Comment by JTnotTimberlake – February 1, 2011 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm, all of these have actors that I really like… might have to check them out!

    Comment by Potch – February 1, 2011 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The 1st and 3rd shows interest me. I love Raven and like Lea Thompson and D.W. Moffett.

    Comment by Lorie – February 1, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Majandra Delfino! It will be good to see her.

    Comment by ErixN – February 1, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oo! the return of Raven *and* Majandra (who was really the most talented actor on Roswell and she’s playing a geek!). Colour me excited!

    Melissa & Joey is entertaining and now this….if only they’d kept 10 Things I Hate About You and Huge, ABC Family would be *the* network

    Comment by PV – February 1, 2011 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see Majandra on TV again. Love that girl. She’s so talented, its a shame we don’t get to see her often.

    Comment by Emma – February 14, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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