[04/26/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 26 Updates include: FX eyes "Bigfoot" animated series; Tori Spelling brings "Mystery Girls" to ABC Family; and CBS orders game show pilot "Money Pump."
[02/08/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 8 Updates include: Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "Revolution"; Alfred Molina reports to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and James Purefoy joins Kevin Bacon on FOX's Kevin Williamson drama pilot.
[02/01/12 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 1 Updates include: ABC adds two more comedy pilots; Jennifer Finnigan first to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Kevin Bacon to star in Kevin Williamson's FOX pilot.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release, October 2012) ABC Family will premiere "The Mistle-Tones," an all new original musical starring Tori Spelling ("Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood") and Tia Mowry ("The Game") on Sunday, December 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The movie will air as part of the network's annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming event. In "The Mistle-Tones," Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group's leader, Marci (Tori Spelling), Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas--with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure. The film also stars Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson, Tammy Townsend, Andy Gala, Megan Kathleen Duffy, and Jason Rogel. "The Mistle-Tones" is executive produced by Maggie Malina ("Single Ladies"), from a script by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16"), and directed by Paul Hoen ("Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam").