[11/29/07 - 05:33 PM]
ABC Family Will Make One Girl's Fairy Tale Dreams Come True with Their New Reality Series "America's Prom Queen"
The six one-hour episodes will be executive produced by Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzi.

[via press release from ABC Family]


Casting for This New Reality Series to Begin Immediately

(Burbank, CA � November 29, 2007) ABC Family is set to launch a new reality show that will send several lucky high school girls on a fairy tale journey in hopes of being crowned "America's Prom Queen," it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. The six one-hour episodes will be executive produced by Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzi.

"This is a great show for our Millennial audience," said Mr. Lee. "Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzi are producing a show for us that will be packed with all of the drama, emotion, rivalry and friendship that go into choosing America's Prom Queen."

These high-school aged girls will begin their journey as they move into a storybook worthy mansion where they will face a series of challenges that will test their prom queen mettle. Each week, upon completion of the challenges, the girls will have to face the Prom Committee for weekly eliminations.

The Prom Committee will consist of judges who will represent various high school stereotypes. The Committee will judge the challenge and critique the girls performance each week.

At the end of the fifth week, the Prom Committee will have selected a Prom Court of finalists, who will then be voted on to be "America's Prom Queen" by the ABC Family viewing audience.

The finale will be an ABC Family hosted Prom which will be attended by the entire cast and their dates, during which the finalists will find out who America has chosen as "America's Prom Queen."

Casting efforts for "America's Prom Queen" will begin immediately. Those interested in submitting themselves or nominating someone else to be a part of this new show should log onto www.abcfamily.com/prom/ for more information.

Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzi have executive produced NBC's "Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search," Showtime's "Reversal of Fortune" and two seasons of Style's hit show "Dress My Nest." Together Ivins and Pizzi also co-executive produced Fox's "The Simple Life Reunion." In addition to reality television, both Ivins and Pizzi have produced many hours of documentary programming for Showtime, A&E, AMC, CMT, TLC, and Discovery. In 2003, Ivins won a daytime Emmy for AMC's "Hollywood Rocks The Movies: The 1970's with David Bowie." In 2000, Pizzi was nominated for an Emmy for MTV's "Road Rule IX."

Part of the Disney-ABC-TV Group, ABC Family, distributed in over 95 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today's families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas. ABC Family is also the destination for Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas" branded programming events. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

  [november 2007]  


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