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[03/21/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 21
Updates include: ABC Family pulls the plug on drama pilot "Alice in Arabia"; Alfre Woodard tapped as President in NBC's "State of Affairs"; and Lindsay Sloane cast in "The Odd Couple" at CBS.

[03/17/14 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights Three New Drama Pilots and Orders Additional Seasons of Its Hit Comedy Series, "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy"
The newcomers include "Alice in Arabia," "Recovery Road" and "Unstrung."







ALICE IN ARABIA (ABC FAMILY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/17/14 - 3/21/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
pilot order rescinded
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2014) "Alice in Arabia" is a high-stakes drama series about a rebellious American teenage girl who, after tragedy befalls her parents, is unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian. Alice finds herself a stranger in a new world but is intrigued by its offerings and people, whom she finds surprisingly diverse in their views on the world and her situation. Now a virtual prisoner in her grandfather's royal compound, Alice must count on her independent spirit and wit to find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil. The pilot was written by Brooke Eikmeier, who previously served in the US Army as a Cryptologic Linguist in the Arabic language, trained to support NSA missions in the Middle East. She left service in September 2013 as a rank E-4 Specialist.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brooke Eikmeier as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available