GILLES MARINI OF "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" AND CIERRA RAMIREZ OF "THE FOSTERS" TO CHAT LIVE WITH FANS VIA TWITTER DURING THE EAST COAST FEEDS OF THEIR SERIES, AIRING MONDAY MARCH 10TH ON ABC FAMILY
Live Twitter Chats Begin at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT
Burbank, CA (March 7, 2014) - "Switched at Birth" star Gilles Marini (Angelo Sorrento) and "The Fosters" star Cierra Ramirez (Mariana Foster) will participate in live Twitter chats with fans during the East Coast broadcasts of their series, airing on ABC Family Monday, March 10th.
Gilles Marini of "Switched at Birth" will tweet live with fans during the East Coast feed of the show on Monday, March 10th, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/5:00PM - 6:00PM PT. Fans should tweet their questions directly to Gilles at his handle @GillesMarini and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat in their messages. In the episode "The Past (Forgotten-Swallowed)," Daphne tries to help out Angelo at the clinic's fundraiser, all while juggling the attention of Jorge and Campbell. Bay must deal with MaryBeth's feelings about Tank. Toby tutors Sharee to keep her eligible for the field hockey team. Meanwhile, John and Kathryn invite one of John's old baseball colleagues over to get some dish for Kathryn's book.
"The Fosters" star Cierra Ramirez will chat live with fans via her Twitter handle @cierraramirez during the East Coast feed of the series airing on Monday, March 10th, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/6:00PM - 7:00PM PT. Fans should tweet their messages directly to Cierra and include the hashtag #TheFostersChat in their tweets. In the episode titled "Don't Let Go," an encounter with her father (guest star Jamie McShane) leaves Callie conflicted about her future and worried about the effect the reunion will have on Jude. Meanwhile, Jesus struggles to maintain his focus at school without his ADHD medication, and Mariana gets an unexpected invitation from Zac's mom (guest star Romy Rosemont). Lena and Stef come to a major decision with the help of a good friend.
8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT - Gilles Marini of "Switched at Birth" - @GillesMarini #SwitchedAtBirthChat
9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT - Cierra Ramirez of "The Fosters" - @ cierraramirez #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.
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