Production Begins on Season 2 of ABC Family’s ‘Monica the Medium’

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Production Begins on Season 2 of ABC Family’s ‘Monica the Medium’

Production began this week in San Diego for the second season of ABC Family’s hit series, “Monica the Medium,” a one-hour unscripted series about Monica Ten-Kate, a college student who has the gift of speaking to the dead. The upcoming season finds Monica and her best friend Krista moving to San Diego.

Produced by Dave Caplan’s Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV, the second season will premiere in 2016. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.

Fans were enthralled with season one as they followed college student Monica while she juggled her time with friends and family, looked for the perfect guy, struggled with her studies and tried to pay her bills – all while being a medium who can talk to loved ones who have crossed over.

Season two will focus on Monica and Krista’s decision to move to San Diego. After harsh winters in State College, PA, the girls have decided to move to California, where there are new opportunities and plenty of sunshine. They have to find a place to live, take on new roommates, sign up for classes at a different school, navigate their way around town and reestablish Monica’s medium business on a different coast. Monica will still be reaching out to people with messages from their loved ones, sharing her powerful gift with those who need to hear it most.

Dave Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. With Pilgrim Studios recently joining the Lionsgate family, the Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series “Orange is the New Black,” the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama “Mad Men,” the hit broadcast network series “Nashville,” the syndication success “The Wendy Williams Show,” the acclaimed drama “Manhattan” and the breakout series “The Royals.”

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the “Divergent” franchise, “Sicario,” “The Age of Adaline,” CBS/Lionsgate’s “The DUFF,” “John Wick,” “Now You See Me,” Roadside Attractions’ “Love & Mercy” and “Mr. Holmes,” Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ “Addicted” and Pantelion Films’ “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. The programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” (also to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. The network is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”

The above press release was issued by ABC Family.

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