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My Generation: ABC's Other New Documentary Drama Series
ABC seems to be favoring faux-documentary-type shows this year. In addition to the detective-drama Detroit 1-8-7, the network will also be premiering My Generation this fall, which is a drama series that shares the documentary-style theme.
Given how successful Modern Family is on ABC, it's no surprise that the network would explore other genres with the format and that's just what they're doing as they've picked up Detroit 1-8-7 as well as My Generation.
My Generation follows a group of people who graduated from high school together ten years ago and are now returning to their hometown of Greenbelt, Texas. The semi-twist that could make this show sound a little less like October Road (with the whole “wow, everything’s changed so much, let’s rekindle old drama” flavor) is that the series is filmed like a documentary. We not only get to see what the characters are up to now and how their lives are intertwined, but we also see how things were for them ten years prior.
Below is ABC’s description for the series, which is set to air on Thursday nights before Grey’s this fall.
My Generation - What a difference ten years can make. In 2000, a documentary crew follows a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX, as they prepare for graduation in the year 2000 and revisits these former classmates ten years later as they return home to rediscover that just because they’re not where they planned doesn’t mean they’re not right where they need to be.
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