ABC Family has ordered another original TV series — Recovery Road. Based on the young adult novel by Blake Nelson, the series will follow a teenage girl who’s dealing with addiction. The cast will be announced at a later date.
Here’s their press release:
ABC FAMILY ADDS TO ITS EVER-GROWING SLATE OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING WITH A NEW SCRIPTED DRAMA “RECOVERY ROAD”
Burbank, CA (December 16, 2014) – ABC Family has picked up a new scripted drama to series “Recovery Road,” announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. This announcement comes on the heels of the recently announced pick-up of the docu-series “My Transparent Life,” as the network continues to grow its impressive slate of original programming.
Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, “Recovery Road” focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.
“ABC Family is best known for its ground-breaking original series and ‘Recovery Road’ is right in our wheel-house,” said Burke. “This series will explore relevant social issues for our audience and shine a light on addiction. It’s a powerful addition to our line up and the strong, authentic characters are sure to resonate with our audience.”
The pilot was written by Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen DiConcetto (“Ruby & The Rockits”), who will also serve as executive producers, alongside Craig Piligian (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) and Beth Miller (“Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle VonZerneck (“Left to Die”).
Cast to be announced at a later date.
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What do you think? Does this new show sound interesting? Will you be tunining in to check out Recovery Road on ABC Family?
I’m not as enthusiastic as the producers of the show would like. In fact, I’m greatly concerned that this show will give a distorted view of teen drug use and “recovery.” There are 10 major alternatives to AA and 12 Step, but in the three episodes I’ve seen, the only method of drug “treatment” discussed is 12 Step. 12 Step is coming under increasing fire from critics for being emotionally abuse and cult-like in its ideology. AA is also notorious for the sexual exploitation of young attractive women who are almost invariably 13th Stepped when they first enter the AA… Read more »
Soundsgood, (I’m typing this SO slowly- hats wy here are somay misakes)!!!!!
Sounds interesting and has potential of “visual” addiction. We will watch for sure and please remind us a few days to a week prior to airing.