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Switched at Birth Renewed For a Third Season! Twisted & The Fosters Upped

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/30/2013

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Switched at Birth Renewed For a Third Season!

ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES THE THIRD SEASON OF Switched At Birth AND

GIVES BACK-ORDER PICK-UPS TO BREAK-OUT SUMMER HITS

“THE FOSTERS” AND “TWISTED”

 

CHARLES PRATT JR. JOINS “TWISTED” AS A WRITER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

 

BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2013) – ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues its forward momentum. The network has ordered a third season of its Peabody Award winning drama, “Switched At Birth,” and has given back-order pick-ups to the critically acclaimed and successful summer hits, “The Fosters,” and “Twisted,” it was announced today by Michael Riley, President ABC Family. The series will premiere alongside “Pretty Little Liars” in January 2014.

 

“ABC Family has always been a home for groundbreaking storytelling with iconic characters and families and we’re thrilled to have ‘The Fosters’ and ‘Twisted’ join our line-up as breakout summer hits,” said Riley. “We are very proud of the original series we continue to foster, bringing real and relatable characters to life for our viewers and know they are destined to become part of the zeitgeist alongside “Switched At Birth” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

 

“It’s thrilling to count our two freshman series, ‘The Fosters’ and ‘Twisted’ among our stable of strong, must-see, must-tweet series,” said Kate Juergens, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development and Chief Creative Officer, ABC Family. “’Switched At Birth’ is like no other show on television and we are so proud to have it as part of our family. Adding additional seasons and episodes of our returning series spotlights how well our programming resonates with our audience.”

 

The drama pick-ups join the comedy pick-ups announced earlier this year including the fourth season of “Melissa and Joey” and the third season of “Baby Daddy.”

 

Summer to date, powered by its most extensive array of original series, ABC Family is cable TV’s #1 network in Prime in Women 18-34 and the #2 cable TV network in Females 12-34. ABC Family is home to the Top 2 new cable TV series this summer in Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34 with “The Fosters” and “Twisted.” Summer to date, “The Fosters” is summer’s #1 new cable TV series in Viewers 12-34 (1.3 million/1.4 rating) and Females 12-34 (1.1 million/2.4 rating), and Monday’s #1 scripted cable TV telecast at 9 o’clock in the target demos. “Twisted” is cable TV’s #1 telecast on Tuesdays at 9 o’clock in Women 18-34 (523,000/1.5 rating), Viewers 12-34 (1.2 million/1.3 rating) and Females 12-34 (1.1 million/2.3 rating), and the #1 original scripted cable TV telecast Adults 18-34 (658,000/1.0 rating). Moreover, “Twisted is the #2 new cable TV series this summer in Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34, behind only “The Fosters.” Summer to date, “Switched at Birth” is cable TV’s #1 scripted telecast on Mondays at 8 o’clock in Total Viewers (2.4 million) and across target Adults 18-34 (823,000/1.2 rating), Women 18-34 (681,000/1.9 rating), Adults 18-49 (1.3 million/1.0 rating), Women 18-49 (1.1 million/1.7 rating), Viewers 12-34 (1.3 million/1.4 rating) and Females 12-34 (1.1 million/2.3 rating).


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