Sunday, April 12, 2015

ABC Family Greenlights Drama 'Beyond' and Comedy 'Gorgeous Morons'


ABC Family continues its original programming momentum by greenlighting two new pilots: the comedy Gorgeous Morons and the supernatural drama series Beyond. These two pilot greenlights come hot off the heels of the network picking up saga series Shadowhunters and single camera comedy Kevin From Work to series.

"Quality comedies and epic adventures are key elements of our programming strategy," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. "The teams behind these pilots have a history of creating amazing series in those genres, and I am thrilled to have them creating for ABC Family."

From ABC Signature Studios, Gorgeous Morons is a half-hour multi-cam comedy that focuses on two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers - one is a model, the other a personal trainer - who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help. Gorgeous Morons is co-created and executive produced by Emmy Award-nominated Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher, Hello Ladies, Trophy Wife), alongside former The Office head writer Danny Chun. Chun is penning the script.

Beyond is a one-hour drama about a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, Beyond is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). Tim Kring (Heroes), Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will serve as Executive Producers.

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