ABC Family Orders More 'Make It or Break It,' 'Lying Game'


ABC Family is bulking up its programming slate with a second season order of Make It or Break It, a back-order pick-up of The Lying Game and the development of four new pilots.

The announcement comes as ABC Family delivered a record summer primetime audience in total viewers, averaging 1.48 million, and in all three key female targets.

"ABC Family expanded its schedule to present three nights of original programming this summer, and we saw our most successful on record, one that gave us our very own 'triple-threat' -- Switched at Birth, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Pretty Little Liars," said ABC Family president Michael Riley in a statement. "Joining this group of series will be another season of the gymnastics drama Make It or Break It, just in time to ignite Olympic fever, and a back-order of Warner Horizon's The Lying Game. Our momentum continues to grow, and I'm thrilled with the strength of our schedule which includes a great mix of returning favorites, breakout series and what are sure to be new hits."

Pilots in production are Bunheads, a one-hour drama about a Las Vegas showgirl whose life changes after marriage and a move to a small town; it's executive-produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Intercept, also a one-hour drama, follows a group of crime-solving teenagers, and is executive-produced and written by Ray Wright.

Dan Berendsen is the executive producer of Baby Daddy, a half-hour comedy about a single man who is surprised by the arrival of a newborn daughter. Village People is a multi-camera, half-hour comedy about a single career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mother, and is executive-produced by Meg DeLoatch.