Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Twisted, & Switched at Birth: ABC Family Return January 2014 (@ABCFamily)

LUCY HALE, SHAY MITCHELL, TROIAN BELLISARIO, ASHLEY BENSONABC Family will kick off the New Year with all new episodes of

returning original hit series and fan favoritesPretty 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.

The hit ABC Family original seriesPretty Little Liarsreturns on Tuesday, January 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.Pretty Little Liarswon six Teen Choice Awards in 2013, including

Choice TV Show, Choice Summer TV Show, Choice TV Actress Drama Lucy Hale, Choice TV Actor

Drama Ian Harding, Choice Summer TV Actress Troian Bellisario, Choice Summer TV Actor

Keegan Allen and Choice TV Villain Janel Parrish. According to SocialGuide, Pretty Little Liars

summer finale became the #1 most social TV series episode in history, breaking records with over 1.9

million tweets. 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.

Twistedwill 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 Dannys Aunt Tara. Meanwhile, Tess, being the only one who knows Dannys 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 specialTwistedmarathon, on

Wednesday, January 1, from 11:00AM 6:00PM ET/PT.

The third season of ABC Familys Peabody Award-winning drama series,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

specialSwitched at Birthmarathon on Monday, January 13, from 12:00PM 8:00PM ET/PT, leading

up to the premiere.

Winner of 2013s Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show,The Fosterswill return with all-new

episodes on Monday, January 13, 9:00PM 10:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. The

repercussions of Callies 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 his 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 ths chaos and change as a married couple?

The winter season will also include Rosie ODonnell 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 specialThe Fostersmarathon on

Tuesday, December 31, from 11:00AM 6:00PM ET/PT.

ABC Familys #1 series of all time,Pretty Little Liars,surged to its best season on record in Summer

2013, passing the 4 million Total Viewer mark for the first time ever, and ranking as the #1 cable TV

series for the third consecutive summer in target females 12-34. Moreover, led by its August 27 finale,

the most tweeted episode in TV history (1.9 million),Pretty Little Liarsaccounts for the Top 4 most

social TV episodes of all time, and 6 of the Top 8 overall. The #1 new cable TV series of Summer 2013

in core Millennial demos,The Fostersset series highs for its August 5 finale, wrapped as the

networks #2 series currently in production. The perfect companion forPretty Little Liars,newcomer

Twistedranked as the #2 new cable TV series of Summer 2013 in Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34,

and placed #1 on Tuesdays at 9 oclock for its season in Females 12-34.Switched at Birthstood as

cable TVs #1 scripted series on Mondays at 8 oclock Total Viewers and across key 18-34, 18-49 and

12-34 categories.

Photo: Andrew Eccles/ABC Family

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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