Mark your calendars — or, you know, don’t: “Mean Girls 2” will have make its premiere on ABC Family before heading to DVD.
ABC Family says it will debut the movie, a quasi-sequel to the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, on Sunday, Jan. 23, eight days before its DVD release. Given that the movie stars a carload of Disney-bred actors, the ABC Family debut isn’t much of a surprise.
The plot of “Mean Girls 2” pretty much follows that of the first movie: New girl Jo (Meaghan Martin of “10 Things I Hate About You”) makes an outcast friend (Jennifer Stone, “Wizards of Waverly Place”) at her new school and becomes a target of a popular clique called the Plastics, led by Mandi (Maiara Walsh, “Desperate Housewives”). Drama, comedy and revenge ensues. Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) and Claire Holt play Mandi’s fellow Plastics; the movie also stars Diego Boneta (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Tim Meadows, the lone holdover from the original “Mean Girls.”
Former “thirtysomething” star and veteran director Melanie Mayron directed the movie, which was written by Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser and Allison Schroeder.