POP UP SANTA REVEALED! ABC FAMILY BEHIND SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS SWEEPING THE NATION

Burbank, CA (November 21, 2014) – Today on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ABC Family announced the network’s ownership of Pop Up Santa (#PopUpSanta), the giveaway* craze that launched on November 11th that has been sweeping the nation with holiday cheer. ABC Family also surprised GMA fans gathered in Times Square with special Pop Up Santa gifts to celebrate the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, which starts December 1st. The massive Pop Up Santa initiative features over 50 local giveaways, surprising lucky passersby with items such as gift cards, cozy accessories to fight the winter cold, and even brand new bicycles.





New Holiday Episodes of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Air on Wednesday, December 10

Burbank, CA (November 12, 2014) – There is a whole lot of fate and more than a little Christmas magic in the “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy” all-new holiday episodes, airing Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT).





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AN EARLY SNEAK PEEK OF ABC FAMILY’S NEW HOLIDAY EPISODES OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH” AND “THE FOSTERS” WILL BE AVAILABLE AHEAD OF THEIR BROADCAST DATE ON WATCH ABC FAMILY AND VOD

View Episodes on WATCH ABC Family and VOD December 1-7 and On-Air Monday, December 8 Starting at 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family

Burbank, CA (November 10, 2014) – ABC Family is making its new holiday episodes of “Switched at Birth” and “The Fosters” available to viewers early on its authenticated WATCH ABC Family service and VOD platforms from Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7.

WATCH ABC Family service makes it possible for fans who verify with a participating TV provider to watch a live feed of the network and the most recent episodes of their favorite ABC Family shows on demand anytime, anywhere via desktops, smartphones and tablets. The app is available for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and the Windows Store.





Rosie O'Donnell to Guest Star in Additional Episodes of ABC Family's Award-Winning Drama Series "The Fosters"

Burbank, CA (November 3, 2014) – Emmy Award-winning comedian, host, and actor Rosie O’Donnell will return to guest star in more episodes of ABC Family’s hit drama series “The Fosters.” O’Donnell’s character, Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate foster care group home caregiver, was introduced in the first season of the critically-acclaimed series. She will appear in two episodes to air in early 2015.





Nigel Cox-Hagan Joins ABC Family as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Creative and Branding

BURBANK, CA (October 28, 2014) -- Nigel Cox-Hagan has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing, Creative and Branding, ABC Family. It was announced today by Tom Ascheim, President ABC Family, to whom he will report. An award-winning marketing executive and accomplished brand builder, Cox-Hagan joins the network with extensive experience revitalizing brands and launching franchises.





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On ABC Family's Chasing Life: "Locks of Love" (12/09)

Burbank, CA (October 21, 2014) – April’s grandparents come to visit, and April gets a chemo makeover in an all-new special holiday episode of “Chasing Life,” airing during ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas,” Tuesday, December 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.





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On ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars: "How the 'A' Stole Christmas" (12/09)

Burbank, CA (Oct. 21, 2014) – Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer look for proof to clear Spencer’s name in “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas,” the special Christmas episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” premiering Tuesday, December 9th (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT).





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SILENT NIGHT, FREAKY NIGHT, ALL IS NOT CALM, ALL IS NOT RIGHT IN A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH,” AIRING MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

As the Kennish and Vasquez families prepare to celebrate Christmas in their traditional ways, Bay and Daphne find themselves living each other’s lives as if the switch never happened on an all-new holiday-themed episode of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, December 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

As the holidays approach, Bay bristles at Kathryn’s festive holiday spirit, complete with homemade peanut brittle and Christmas karaoke, while Daphne is frustrated with Regina’s usual tradition of movies and Chinese food for Christmas. Then, after a joint family dinner including “magical” garlic knots, they wake to discover that the switch never happened. In this alternate life, Bay (Katie Leclerc) is an Olympic hopeful and Daphne (Vanessa Marano) is a successful artist with an upcoming exhibit. Is it the Christmas miracle they’ve always wanted? Could they even get back if they tried?





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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