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ABC Cancels ‘Alice in Arabia’

ABC Family has decided not to move forward with the pilot for Alice in Arabia after an outcry from Muslim groups. The show came under fire on Friday after BuzzFeed obtained a script, which outlined the story of an American teenage girl who is kidnapped by her extended family in Saudi Arabia and forced to live with them. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which led the protest, asked ABC to meet to discuss “concerns about potential stereotyping” in the show, and said the network had decided to cancel it instead.