TCA: New ABC Family Boss Knows His Demo

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

ABC Family kicked off today’s TCA with a panel on The Fosters, which also happened to mark the first press tour appearance of the network’s new president Tom Ascheim. Before introducing the panel, Ascheim confessed he is dealing with family matters of his own as he transitions from New York to LA. “I have been here for all of two weeks,” he said. “I am so much in familial transition that [after his remarks] I am running out to get my daughter into high school out here — or there will be hell to pay.” He joked the task is consistent with ABC Family’s mandate to “take care of teenage girls.” Nicely done.

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