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ABC Spark Continues its Original Programming Momentum

Network adds two new reality series Dancing Fools and The Vineyard

New pilots join The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and Twisted with Canadian Actor Avan Jogia

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's ABC Spark today announced that it will be airing two reality series, Dancing Fools, which will be hosted by Melissa Peterman, star of the network's hit comedy series, Baby Daddy, and a docu-soap, The Vineyard (working title). Production on both series will begin this spring.

Dancing Fools is a half-hour unscripted comedy hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family's Baby Daddy. The series is created and executive produced by Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee, Oh Sit), the series is produced by the Gurin Company.

The Vineyard, a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance. The Vineyard is created and executive-produced by Dave Broome (Biggest Loser) and Brian Smith (Masterchef). The series is produced by 25/7 Productions.

Both reality series will premiere this summer with the recently announced one hour dramas The Fosters, from executive producer Jennifer Lopez, and Twisted, from executive producer Gavin Polone.

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