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ABC Family Announces Returns of Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched at Birth and Fosters

Source:   ABC Family
October 21, 2013


ABC Family will kick off the New Year with all new episodes of returning original hit series and fan favorites "Pretty Little Liars," "Twisted," "Switched at Birth," and "The Fosters," all of which are set to premiere the second week of January 2014, with two nights of original programming.

Original series "Pretty Little Liars" returns on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT. As the Liars go looking for answers about Alison and try to make sense of their lives for the past year, a darker side of Ezra emerges. ABC Family will air a special "Pretty Little Liars" marathon on Tuesday, January 7, from 12:00PM - 8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere. The special Halloween episode premieres tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 22, at 8:00PM ET/PT, on ABC Family. "Pretty Little Liars" stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell.

"Twisted" will return with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 7, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT. With Danny now on the run, the town of Green Grove is even more convinced that he killed Regina, unaware the real killer is someone they never suspected. Jo continues to grapple with how much Danny and Lacey had been keeping from her, but is soon swept into the truth about what really happened to Danny's Aunt Tara. Meanwhile, Tess, being the only one who knows Danny's long thought dead father is still alive, has summoned Vikram back to town, but even she is not aware of the depth of secrets the Desai family holds. ABC Family will air a special "Twisted" marathon, on Wednesday, January 1, from 11:00AM - 6:00PM ET/PT.

The third season of "Switched at Birth" begins Monday, January 13, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/PT. Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and Bay takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls' field hockey, and the parents face the specter of the impending empty nest in unexpected ways. RJ Mitte ("Breaking Bad"), Max Adler ("Glee"), Sandra Bernhard ("Roseanne"), and Alec Mapa ("Ugly Betty") will guest star in the premiere episode and recur throughout the season. ABC Family will air a special "Switched at Birth" marathon on Monday, January 13, from 12:00PM - 8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere.

Winner of 2013's Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, "The Fosters" will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 13, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. The repercussions of Callie's decision to run away impact every member of the Foster family, including newlyweds Stef and Lena, who had offered to adopt the troubled teen. Will Jude be able to accept the love of this family without his sister in the picture? And how will Brandon deal with the news that Callie has run away? Meanwhile, Jesus and Mariana prepare for the reality of Lexi leaving. Mike and Stef continue to deal with the fallout of the shooting, while Lena must come to terms with Stef returning to the force, post-shooting. How will Stef and Lena navigate all this chaos and change as a married couple? The winter season will also include Rosie O'Donnell in a recurring role as Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system. ABC Family recently announced a second season pick-up for the critically-acclaimed series. ABC Family will air a special "The Fosters" marathon on Tuesday, December 31, from 11:00AM - 6:00PM ET/PT.


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