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[02/28/14 - 11:41 AM]
Marlee Matlin of "Switched at Birth" and Jake T. Austin from "The Fosters" to Tweet Live with Fans During the East Coast Broadcasts of the ABC Family Series on Monday, March 3
They'll be up on @MarleeMatlin and @JakeTAustin during said telecasts.

[via press release from ABC Family]

MARLEE MATLIN OF "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" AND JAKE T. AUSTIN FROM "THE FOSTERS" TO PARTICIPATE IN LIVE CHATS VIA TWITTER DURING THE EAST COAST FEEDS OF THEIR SERIES AIRING MONDAY MARCH 3RD ON ABC FAMILY

Live Twitter Chats Begin at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT

Burbank, CA (February 28, 2014) - "Switched at Birth" guest star Marlee Matlin (Melody Bledsoe) and "The Fosters" star Jake T. Austin (Jesus Foster) will tweet live with fans during the East Coast broadcasts of their drama series on ABC Family Monday, March 3rd.

Marlee Matlin of "Switched at Birth" will chat live with fans via her handle @MarleeMatlin during the East Coast feed of the show on Monday, March 3rd, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/5:00PM - 6:00PM PT. Fans can tweet their questions directly to Marlee and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat in their messages. In the dance-themed episode titled "Dance Me to the End of Love," Daphne dances with the idea of pre-med studies and asks for more responsibility at the free clinic, but is it too much too soon? Worried that his hearing girlfriend will lose interest, Travis hesitantly invites her to a school formal, even though he doesn't know how to dance. Bay is left spinning when her teacher demands more of her art, despite her injury. Meanwhile, John jumps at the chance to win Kathryn over.

"The Fosters" star Jake T. Austin will live tweet with fans during the East Coast feed of the series, airing on Monday, March 3rd, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/6:00PM - 7:00PM PT. Fans can tweet directly to Jake at @JakeTAustin and include the hashtag #TheFostersChat in their tweets to ask their questions. In the all-new episode titled "Escapes and Reversals," Jesus feels the pressure to make a difficult choice and his inability to focus poses a challenge during an important wrestling match. Callie suspects Brandon has gotten himself into a bad situation and struggles with the decision to protect him at the cost of another friend's reputation. Stef and Lena reveal a caveat to Callie and Jude's adoption and the siblings must decide whether they want to face their past or move on with their new lives. Mariana gets an unsettling glimpse into her friend Zac's home life when his mom shows up.

Summary:

8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT - Marlee Matlin of "Switched at Birth" - @MarleeMatlin #SwitchedAtBirthChat

9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT - Jake T. Austin of "The Fosters" - @ JakeTAustin #TheFostersChat

"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; and Gilles Marini ("Brothers and Sisters") as Angelo Sorrento with guest star Marlee Matlin ("The West Wing").

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.

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. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the "WATCH ABC Family" authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. 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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