THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!
ABC FAMILY WINS FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY FOR "MELISSA & JOEY"
AND FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA FOR "PRETTY LITTLE LIARS"
AT THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
Wins Come Hot Off the Heels of ABC Family's Best Season Numbers Yet
Burbank, CA (January 9, 2015) - ABC Family's hit series "Pretty Little Liars" and "Melissa & Joey" both won People's Choice awards this week.
"Pretty Little Liars," now in its fifth season, won Favorite Cable TV Drama, their second People's Choice award. The show returned January 6th and airs every Tuesday at 8:00PM ET/PT.
"Pretty Little Liars" is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
"Melissa & Joey" won for Favorite Cable TV Comedy. It was their third-consecutive People's Choice nomination and first win. The show returns for its fourth season Wednesday, January 14th at 8:00PM ET/PT.
"Melissa & Joey" stars Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson, and is executive-produced by Bob Young & David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.
During 2014, for the first time in the network's history, ABC Family finished as the year's #1 cable TV network in Prime in Women 18-34 (250,000/0.7 rating), notched its highest annual Prime rank on record in Adults 18-34 (#6 - 350,000/0.5 rating) and Viewers 12-34 (#6 - 509,000/0.6 rating), and ranked among the Top 2 cable TV networks for the 3rd year in a row in Females 12-34 (#2 - 366,000/0.8 rating).
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.