via press release:
ABC FAMILY HIT SERIES “THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER” AND “MAKE IT OR BREAK IT” TO RETURN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4
For the First Time Ever, ABC Family will Host a 3-Hour Block of Original Programming
with the Return of “Greek” on Monday, January 25
Burbank, CA (November 18, 2009) – ABC Family will return its two original hit dramas, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Make It or Break It” one week earlier, moving to Monday, January 4th (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT and 9:00-10:00PM ET/PT). “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” returns (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) to complete its second season with 12 all-new episodes; “Make It or Break It” (9:00PM-10:00PM ET/PT) returns to complete its first season with 10 all-new episodes. The two series were initially scheduled to return on Monday, January 11, 2010.
The network has also created its first 3-hour block of original programming on Monday nights by setting the premiere date for the return of “Greek” on Monday, January 25 (10:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT). Greek will join the new Monday line up in the 10 o’clock hour, which will round out its third season with 10 episodes.
The heartfelt drama “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with teenage issues, including an unexpected pregnancy. Created and executive-produced by Brenda Hampton, the series stars Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Francia Raisa, Megan Park and Greg Finley.
“Make It or Break It,” set in the world of competitive gymnastics, follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. The show stars Chelsea Hobbs, Ayla Kell, Josie Loren, Cassie Scerbo, Zachary Burr Abel, Peri Gilpin, Candace Cameron Bure and Susan Ward. Created and written by Holly Sorensen, the series executive producers are Sorenson and Paul Stupin.
Set at the fictional Cypress-Rhodes University, “Greek” focuses on college life and the social minefield that is the Greek system. Created by Patrick Sean Smith, “Greek” is executive produced by Piller/Segan in association with ABC Family. The cast includes Jacob Zachar as Rusty, Spencer Grammer as Casey, Scott Michael Foster as Cappie, Jake McDorman as Evan, Clark Duke as Dale, Dilshad Vadsaria as Rebecca, Paul James as Calvin, and Amber Stevens as Ashleigh.
Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. 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.
Contact: Rachel Fox
ABC Family Media Relations, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Ph : 818.973.2164