Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Real-Life Adoption Inspires Tween TV Mogul

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Art is imitating life for “Tween TV” mogul Tommy Lynch.

He’s the man who has created shows for “tweenagers” like The Secret Life Of Alex Mack, Romeo! and Scout’s Safari and has now made his latest drama, South Of Nowhere, which depicts a family who moves from Ohio to Los Angeles.

It might sound like Beverly Hills 90210 but Lynch says there’s no connection because his show was inspired by his real-life family.

That’s because one of the characters is an African- American male teenager adopted by a white family, which happened in Lynch’s family, only the child was a girl.

Nevertheless, he says watching his daughter adapt to her new family helped inspire the drama because he saw her asking herself, “Am I really here? Is this my real family?”

Lynch thinks he depicted the real-life drama of his daughter but he says, as a creative person, he’s always striving for something that will make his young audience say, “That feels like me.”

South Of Nowhere debuts Friday (Nov. 4) on The N network.

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