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 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.

The hit ABC Family original series “Pretty Little Liars” returns 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 Liars” won 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.

“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 ABC Family’s 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

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 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 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.

ABC Family’s #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 Liars” accounts 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 Fosters” set series highs for its August 5 finale, wrapped as the

network’s #2 series currently in production. The perfect companion for “Pretty Little Liars,” newcomer

“Twisted” ranked 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 o’clock for its season in Females 12-34. “Switched at Birth” stood as

cable TV’s #1 scripted series on Mondays at 8 o’clock Total Viewers and across key 18-34, 18-49 and

12-34 categories.

Photo: Andrew Eccles/ABC Family

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Written by 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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