ABC Family is going to have a full summer with eight shows over three nights, including new dramas and returning favorites.
For returning shows, Switched at Birth
and Pretty Little Liars
with both be back for new episodes this summer starting Monday, June 10
and Tuesday, June 11 at 8pm, respectively. Summer comedies Melissa and Joey
and Baby Daddy
also return starting Wednesday, May 29 at 8pm.
The two comedies will lead in to the premiere of ABC Family's new reality show Dancing Fools
, premiering Wednesday, May 29 at 9pm. This half-hbour clip show is basically America's Funniest Home Videos
, but with all dance clips and a dance-off between the top two videos for a $10,000 prize. The show is hosted by Baby Daddy
's Melissa Peterman, who is also hosting ABC's upcoming reality competition Bet on Your Baby
, a family drama from executive producer Jennifer Lopez, gets a special premiere following the series finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager
on Monday, June 3 before joining Switched at Birth
for a night of family-friendly programming.ABC Family Orders The Fosters and Twisted>>
The opposite of family-friendly comes Tuesdays when Pretty Little Liars
season 4 is paired with the new drama Twisted
about a troubled teen who gets out of juvie, returns home, and becomes the prime suspect in the murder of one of his classmates. The show will get a special early preview
when the pilot airs after Pretty Little Liars
' season 3 finale on Tuesday, March 19 at 9pm.
Finally, in late July ABC Family will launch a new reality series called The Vineyard
, following the lives of several 20-somethings in Martha's Vineyard.
Here's a quick and handy guide to everything ABC Family has in store this summer.WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
8pm: Melissa and Joey
season 3 premiere
8:30pm: Baby Daddy
season 2 premiere
9pm: Dancing Fools
series premiereMONDAY, JUNE 3
8pm: The Secret Life of the American Teenager
9pm: The Fosters
series premiereMONDAY, JUNE 10
8pm: Switched at Birth
mid-season premiereTUESDAY, JUNE 11
8pm: Pretty Little Liars
season 4 premiere
series premiereWEDNESDAY, JULY 24
9pm: The Vineyard
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