Tori Spelling is back with a new scripted TV show. Her comedy "Mystery Girls" has got pilot order from ABC Family along with two other half-hour comedies, "Work Mom" and "Young & Hungry".
On "Mystery Girls", Spelling will star as a former starlet who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show co-star when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous Mystery Girls. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star will also executive produce it along with Maggie Malina. Shepard Boucher writes the pilot.
"Work Mom" is a workplace comedy centering on Heather, who finally gets promoted at her digital marketing firm and winds up hiring her recently unemployed mother, Eden. The pilot is written by Grant Levy and Dominik Rothbard, who previously worked on the recently canceled "Bunheads".
"Young & Hungry", from executive producers Ashley Tisdale, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Jessica Rhoades, follows Nick, a well-off young tech entrepreneur who hires Gabi, a feisty young food blogger, to be his personal chef. David Holden writes the pilot.
"We have seen great success with our comedy series and look to grow our comedy offerings. These pilots offer a great mix of humor and iconic characters," says Kate Juergens, exec vp original programming and development and chief creative officer at ABC Family.
The pilot orders come weeks after the cable channel ordered additional episodes of its freshmen, "The Fosters" and "Twisted", which both become new hits on the network.