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[11/25/13 - 06:01 AM]
ABC Family's Award-Winning Family Dramas, "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters," Return with New Episodes, Monday, January 13
Plus: both series will serve up catch-up marathons on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, December 31, respectively.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY'S AWARD-WINNING FAMILY DRAMAS, "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" AND "THE FOSTERS," RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES, MONDAY, JANUARY 13

Burbank, CA (November 25, 2013) - Monday nights are full of family drama on ABC Family with the premieres of "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" on Monday, January 13, 2014. ABC Family will air a special "Switched at Birth" marathon on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 12:00PM - 8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere. On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, a "The Fosters" catch-up marathon will air 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 bonds with a pre-med student (guest star RJ Mitte, "Breaking Bad") with a spinal injury. Bay is inspired by her art teacher (guest star Sandra Bernhard, "Roseanne") and surprised by her jock classmate (guest star Max Adler, "Glee"), when she takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls' field hockey, and Kathryn dips her toes into new territory when she makes friends with a gregarious tap dancer (guest star Alec Mapa, "Ugly Betty").

"Drowning Girl" was written by Lizzy Weiss and directed by Jim Hayman.

"Switched at Birth" is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss ("Blue Crush"), Paul Stupin ("Make It or Break It") and John Ziffren ("Melissa & Joey," "Make It or Break It"). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez, Vanessa Marano ("Gilmore Girls") as Bay Kennish, Constance Marie ("George Lopez") as Regina Vasquez, D.W. Moffett ("Friday Night Lights") as John Kennish, Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future," "Caroline in the City") as Kathryn Kennish, Lucas Grabeel ("High School Musical") as Toby Kennish, Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe, with guest star Marlee Matlin ("The West Wing").

"The Fosters" returns 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. Both Jude and Brandon struggle with their own personal guilt about her running away. Mariana inadvertently discovers the whole story about Lexi's upcoming trip to Honduras.

"The Honeymoon" was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige and directed by Jim Hayman.

Winner of 2013's Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, "The Fosters" is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, ("American Idol," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "The Back-Up Plan") and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige ("Queer As Folk"), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson ("Make it or Break it"). "The Fosters" stars Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") as Stef Foster, Sherri Saum ("In Treatment") as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as Jesus Foster, Hayden Byerly ("Parenthood") as Jude Jacob, David Lambert ("Aaron Stone") as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell ("Teen Beach Movie") as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci ("Titanic") as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") as Mariana Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.

About ABC Family

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(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews. 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.





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