via press release:
ABC FAMILY HEATS UP SUMMER WITH THREE NIGHTS
OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING INCLUDING NEW SERIES “DANCING FOOLS,”
“THE FOSTERS,” “TWISTED” AND “THE VINEYARD”
ABC Family Hit Original Series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “”
and “” Return with All-New Episodes
Burbank, CA (March 11, 2013) – ABC Family announces a red-hot summer line-up with the premiere of four new original series including reality competition series “Dancing Fools,” family drama “The Fosters,” mystery drama “Twisted” and docu-soap “The Vineyard.” Summer premiere dates are also set for returning original series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “” and “ .”
“Dancing Fools” premieres Wednesday, May 29th, at 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The half-hour comedy clip show features the funniest, most outrageous and memorable dances caught on camera. The dancers from the top two clips of the week compete on stage for a chance to win $10,000. The series is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” and in the upcoming ABC reality series “Bet on Your Baby.”
From executive producer Jennifer Lopez (“Monday, June 3rd, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, following the series finale of “The .” The one-hour drama centers on two moms (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The series also stars Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Back-Up Plan”), ABC Family’s new original series “The Fosters” will premiere on
“Twisted,” premiering on Tuesday, June 11th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, is a one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that is centered on a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past (Avan Jogia) who has recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood (Maddie Hasson and Kylie Bunbury). He becomes the when a fellow student is found dead in her home. The series also stars Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards.
“The Vineyard,” premiering on Wednesday, July 24th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap that follows a handful of 20-somethings on Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.
Other original series scheduled to premiere this summer include hit comedies “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy” and fan favorites “” and “ .”
“Melissa & Joey,” the hit comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence returns for the third season of the original series on Wednesday, May 29th, at 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Mel, a local politician and a former wild child, and Joe, her down-on-his-luck “manny,” work together to raise Mel’s teenaged niece Lennox and nephew Ryder.
“Baby Daddy,” the #1 new cable comedy of Summer 2012 in key female demos, returns with new episodes for its second season on Wednesday, May 29th, at 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows single dad Ben, his brother Danny, his buddy Tucker, and his close childhood friend (and secret admirer) Riley as they navigate single life in New York City under the constant supervision of Ben’s overbearing mother, Bonnie.
“Monday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Now in its second season, the award-winning family drama focuses on two teenage girls from very different homes who were accidentally and are getting to know their biological families and each other. The series explores blended families and deaf culture, with an array of deaf and hard-of-hearing actors, and includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language.” returns with all new episodes on
“Tuesday, June 11th, at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The hit series revolves around four teenage girlfriends who lost touch with one another after the mysterious death of a friend, Alison. The girls are suddenly reunited when they each begin receiving messages suggesting Alison is actually alive – and watching them.” returns for its fourth season on
Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Melissa & Joey”
Wednesday, May 29th, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Baby Daddy”
Wednesday, May 29th, 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Dancing Fools”
Monday, June 3rd, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Fosters”
Monday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”
Tuesday, June 11th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “”
Tuesday, June 11th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Twisted”
Wednesday, July 24th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Vineyard”
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment andfeatures, from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
ABC Family Media Relations: Jori Arancio, 818/973-2167, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Official ABC Family “Dancing Fools” website: www.abcfamily.com/dancingfools
Official ABC Family “The Fosters” website: www.abcfamily.com/thefosters
Official ABC Family “Twisted” website: www.abcfamily.com/twisted
Official ABC Family “The Vineyard” website: www.abcfamily.com/thevineyard
Melissa & Joey
Official ABC Family “Melissa & Joey” website: www.abcfamily.com/melissa-joey
Official ABC Family “Baby Daddy” website: www.abcfamily.com/babydaddy
Switched at Birth
Official ABC Family “Switched at Birth” website: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/switched-at-birth
Pretty Little Liars
Official ABC Family “Pretty Little Liars” website: www.abcfamily.com/prettylittleliars
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