Tori Spelling-Jennie Garth comedy 'Mystery Girls' picked up at ABC Family
The show is one of two ABC Family ordered to series on Monday. The other is "Young & Hungry," which stars Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana") as a food blogger who lands a job as personal chef to a hotshot tech entrepreneur ( Jonathan Sadowski). Both are set to begin production in the coming weeks and premiere later in the year.
"Mystery Girls" stars Garth and Spelling as the former stars of a TV detective show. Garth's Charlie Contour has left Hollywood, while Spelling's Holly Hamilton is looking for a way back into showbiz. They're brought back together when a witness to a real-life crime ( Miguel Pinzon) -- and superfan of their show (also called "Mystery Girls") -- will only speak to them. Spelling and Garth are also executive producers, along with Maggie Malina; Spelling also conceived the story with pilot writer Shepard Boucher ("Men at Work").
"Young & Hungry" stars Osment as Gabi, a food blogger who lands an audition to be Josh's (Sadowski, "$#*! My Dad Says") personal chef, over the objections of his assistant ( Rex Lee, "Entourage" and "Suburgatory"). Her tryout goes sideways, but Gabi manages to salvage a chance at the job anyway. Kym Whitley ("Raising Whitley") and Aimee Carrero ("Level Up") also star.
Ashley Tisdale is among the executive producers of "Young & Hungry," which was written by David Holden ("Shake It Up"). ABC Family says food blogger Gabi Moskowitz "contributed to the development" of the show.