ABC Family Kicks Off Its Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" on Sunday, November 23

Burbank, CA (October 08, 2014) — ABC Family offers viewers the best way to gear up their holiday festivities with the network’s annual programming bonanza “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” beginning on Sunday, November 23rd.





Karey Burke Joins ABC Family as Executive Vice President, Programming and Development

BURBANK, CA (October 8, 2014) – Karey Burke has been named Executive Vice President Programming and Development, ABC Family. It was announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family, to whom she will report. A highly respected force in the creative community, Burke joins the network with extensive experience in programming, development and production, having worked across all genres of television as a producer, buyer and seller.





ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" to Give Viewers an Inside Look at the Show in Special Episode, Airing Tuesday, October 21

Burbank, CA (September 30, 2014) – The town of Rosewood is a perfect setting for things that go bump in the night, and this Halloween ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” will give its devoted fans an inside look at the show with interviews with PLL cast and crew. The fan special “Pretty Little Liars: We Love You To DeAth” will air on Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 8 PM ET/PT as part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.”





ABC FAMILY PICKS UP NETWORK’S FIRST PROCEDURAL DRAMA “STITCHERS” AND GOES BACK FOR A SECOND HELPING OF NEW COMEDY “YOUNG & HUNGRY”

ABC Family today announced the network has picked up its first procedural drama “Stitchers” to series and has ordered a second season of new comedy series “Young & Hungry.”





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YOU’LL SHRIEK WITH LAUGHTER AS ABC FAMILY PRESENTS TWO NIGHTS OF “FREAK OUT,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT 9PM ET/PT

Funny, Scary Hidden-Camera Prank Show Airs as Part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween”

Jonathan Sadowski (“Young & Hungry”) Drops By to Assist in a Prank

ABC Family scares up some fun frights with the all-new Halloween specials “Freak Out,” airing Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. The two one-hour specials, from SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, will air during the network’s beloved programming event “13 Nights of Halloween.”





ABC Family's 16th Annual "13 Nights of Halloween" Holiday Programming Event to Air October 19-31

Burbank, CA (September 2, 2013) – ABC Family brings the thrills and chills with 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, a celebration filled with scares as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 16th year, starts Sunday, October 19th and concludes on Friday, October 31st. The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy,” an all-new “Pretty Little Liars” fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials “Freak Out.” The stunt will also include the network television premieres of “Dark Shadows” and “ParaNorman,” and a ghoulish mix of Halloween-themed programming.





ABC Family Introduces "Funday," a New Monthly Programming Event Featuring Fan-Favorite Movies

Burbank, CA (August 5, 2014) – Weekends just aren’t weekends anymore as ABC Family introduces “Funday,” a monthly programming experience that allows viewers to embrace their inner child. Kick back, grab some snacks and spend the weekend with Mulan, Rapunzel, Ariel and Pocahantas when “Funday” starts on Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 PM ET/PT and continues on Sunday, August 17th at 4:30 PM ET/PT.





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SALAAM COLEMAN SMITH JOINS ABC FAMILY AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND PROGRAMMING

BURBANK, CA (July 15, 2014) – Salaam Coleman Smith has been named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Programming, ABC Family. It was announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family, to whom she will report. An industry leader, Coleman Smith joins the network with extensive experience in business, creative and day-to-day network management, having served as President of Style Media for the past five years and most recently as President, Strategic Initiatives for NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group.


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