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Neil Jackson To Recur On ‘Sleepy Hollow’; Caroline Sunshine In Pilot ‘Recovery Road’

By | Wednesday May 21, 2014 @ 5:02pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

jackson copyThe Headless Horseman will be back. British actor Neil Jackson, who guest starred in Episode 7 of the first season of the drama Sleepy Hollow, is set to heavily recur on the Fox series in Season 2. He will reprise his role as Abraham Von Brunt aka the Headless Horseman. Jackson is repped by Evolution Entertainment Partners, Paradigm, Troika, and attorney Steve Younger.

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caroline1Shake It Up alumna Caroline Sunshine has landed a series regular role opposite Samantha Logan in ABC Family’s drama pilot Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto, the project centers on party girl high school student Maddie Graham (Logan), who spends her nights at a rehab facility. Sunshine, repped by Innovative Artists and Hirsch Wallerstein, will play Emily Owenby, Maddie’s best friend since childhood who’s becoming increasingly concerned about Maddie’s partying.

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Kyla Pratt & Justin Prentice Join ABC Family Drama Pilot ‘Recovery Road’

By | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 6:10pm PDT

Kyla Pratt (Dr. Doolittle)justin prentice 2kylapratt2 and Justin Prentice (Malibu Country) have been cast as series regulars opposite Samantha Logan on ABC Family’s drama pilot Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto, the project centers on Maddie Graham (Logan) who has a reputation as a party girl and doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted by her school guidance counselor and forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie opts to spend her nights living with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, and her days pretending everything is perfectly normal among her high school classmates and her closest friend. Read More »

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Samantha Logan To Play The Lead In ABC Family Drama Pilot ‘Recovery Road’

By | Tuesday May 6, 2014 @ 6:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

samanthaloganEXCLUSIVE: Samantha Logan, who has been recurring on ABC Family series Melissa & Joey, has been cast as the lead of the network’s drama pilot Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto, the project centers on Maddie Graham (Logan). She has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted by her school guidance counselor and forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie opts to spend her nights living with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, and her days pretending everything is perfectly normal among her high school classmates and her closest friends. Larry Trilling is directing the pilot, which is executive produced by Beth Miller, Craig Piligian and Danielle Von Zerneck. 666 Park Ave alumna Logan, repped by Innovative Artists, recently wrapped Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible. Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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ABC Family Orders 3 Drama Pilots, Renews Comedy Series ‘Baby Daddy’ For Season 4

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

abcfamily1UPDATED: In one of ABC Family‘s first major greenlight/renewal decisions under new president Tom Ascheim, the network has picked up three drama pilots: Alice In Arabia, about an American teenage girl kidnapped by her extended royal Saudi Arabian family and forced to live with them; Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction; and Unstrung, about a brother-sister duo of tennis players. Additionally, the network has ordered a fourth season of comedy Baby Daddy and announced today a fourth-season renewal of fellow comedy Melissa & Joey, though that 20-episode pickup was originally unveiled in May.

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Alice In Arabia comes from a novice TV writer, Brooke Eikmeier, brookewho wrote the script while serving as cryptologic linguist in the Arabic language to the US Army stationed at Fort Carson, CO, where she supported NSA missions in the Middle East. ABC Family also has bought a second script from Eikmeier, who left service in September with a rank E-4 Specialist. It is about female cultural specialists embedded with Special Forces teams to help them navigate cultural issues with the local population. “These three powerful new dramas are a great fit with ABC Family’s brand of original programming,” said Ascheim. Added Kate Juergens, Chief Creative Officer and EVP Original Content at ABC Family. “Innovative and authentic is the promise we make to our audience. These new projects deliver on that promise with emotional and entertaining storylines, intriguing, multi-faceted characters and complex relationships.” Last season ABC Family also ordered three drama pilots, The Fosters, Twisted and Chasing Live, all of which went to series. Here are detailed descriptions and credits for ABC Family’s newly picked up drama pilots: Read More »

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