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ABC Family Greenlights Pair of Pilots

BURBANK: ABC Family is bolstering its original programming by giving the go-ahead to pilots for the comedy Gorgeous Morons and the supernatural drama Beyond.

Gorgeous Morons, a half-hour multi-camera comedy from ABC Signature Studios, will follow two handsome but simple brothers who find their smart new roommate’s appearance to be below their standards. Danny Chun (The Office) is writing the script and also serves as co-creator and EP alongside Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Trophy Wife).

Beyond is about a man who wakes up from a 12-year coma and discovers that he has supernatural abilities. The one-hour drama comes from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik. It is created, written and exec produced by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), with Tim Kring (Heroes), Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones also serving as EPs.

“Quality comedies and epic adventures are key elements of our programming strategy,” said Karey Burke, ABC Family’s executive VP of 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.”

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