Actress-singer-dancer Thorne, who has TV history with Disney having starred on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, is a fan of Serle’s book, calling it “a must-read for anyone curious about life and love behind the scenes” in a quote featured on the book cover. Serle’s followup novel, Truly Madly Famously, was published today by Little Brown, which also was behind Famous In Love.

For ABC Family, to be renamed Freeform in January, the Famous In Love pilot order comes on the heels of the series commitment for a Nicki Minaj comedy.