Ratings Highlights for Monday, August 18, 2014 – Final National Ratings

Summer Finale of “Switched at Birth” Hits 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Across Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Females 12-34 “The Fosters’” Summer Finale Garners Near-Season Highs in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Viewers 12-34 and 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Female Demos





The Network Television Premiere of "The Hunger Games" to Air on ABC Family, Friday, October 10

Burbank, CA (August 18, 2014) – ABC Family prepares for the Rebellion with a weekend of “The Hunger Games,” the first film in the series based on the hit books by Suzanne Collins. The box-office phenomenon debuts on the network on Friday, October 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th at 8pm ET/PT





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THE DETECTIVE AGENCY IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE MOB ON THE SEASON FINALE OF “MYSTERY GIRLS,” AIRING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27th, 8:30PM ET/PT

Nick fears he’s about to swim with the fishes on the season finale of “Mystery Girls,” airing on Wednesday, August 27th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

In "The Killer Returns," Nick freaks out when he learns that Zanucci (Anthony Bonaventura), the murderer in the mob hit he witnessed, has struck again. Worried about his safety, Nick must admit that the mobster knows he saw everything and can now find him, thanks to the new Mystery Girls commercial. Holly & Charlie find Zanucci at a local spa and turn him over to the cops, confident that Nick is now safe and Holly can concentrate on her efforts to snag Detective Duane (Ryan McPartlin). But when the detectives return to the office, they discover the case isn’t quite solved and they must act quickly in order to save their loved ones. Meanwhile, when Charlie’s husband Michael (Adam Mayfield) hears she’s hunting a killer, his concern for her safety prompts her to consider a different path.





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HOLLY HAS FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES ON AN ALL-NEW “MYSTERY GIRLS,” AIRING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th, 8:30PM ET/PT

Holly’s willingness to help a friend brings nothing but trouble on an all-new episode of “Mystery Girls,” airing on Wednesday, August 20th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.





ABC Family's "The Fosters" After Show Live Party with David Lambert, Bailee Madison and Executive Producer Peter Paige Airs Live Online on Monday, August 18

Burbank, CA (August 15, 2014) – “The Fosters” Executive Producer/Co-Creator Peter Paige will host a live online After Show with special guests David Lambert (“Brandon Adams Foster”) and Bailee Madison (“Sophia Quinn”) at TheFostersAfterShow.com on Monday, August 18, starting at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT.





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ABC FAMILY GREEN-LIGHTS THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT DRAMA SERIES “SWITCHED AT BIRTH” FOR A FOURTH SEASON

The Season Three Finale Airs Monday, August 18th at 8:00PM

ABC Family today announced the network has picked up a fourth season of its hit original drama series “Switched at Birth.” The third season finale of the Peabody Award-winning series airs Monday, August 18th at 8:00PM ET/PT. “Switched at Birth” remains one of basic cable’s strongest dramas this summer, ranking as cable TV’s #1 series in its time period in key female demos.





"Pretty Little Liars" Celebrates Its Fans with a One-Hour Special Airing as Part of ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" Programming Event

Burbank, CA (Aug. 8, 2014) – Half way through its fifth season, “Pretty Little Liars” would like to thank its fans for making it one of television’s most-watched and most-social series with a one-hour fan appreciation special. The special “Pretty Little Liars” episode will air in October 2014 as part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween” programming event.





On a New Episode of ABC Family's "Young & Hungry," Airing Wednesday, August 27

Burbank, CA (August 7, 2014) – Josh and Caroline’s wedding is unexpectedly moved up and everyone is freaking out for very different reasons in the summer finale episode of ABC Family’s original comedy “Young & Hungry,” airing on Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.





On a New Episode of ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, August 26

Burbank, CA (August 7, 2014) – Feeling trapped by Alison and “A,” the PLLs turn to an unlikely person for help in “Taking This One To The Grave,” the mid-season finale of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” premiering Tuesday, August 26th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).





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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HOLLY AND CHARLIE DISCOVER THE COMPETITIVE WORLD OF FASHION ON AN ALL-NEW “MYSTERY GIRLS,” AIRING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 8:30PM ET/PT

RuPaul Charles (“Drag Race”) Guest Stars

It’s a race against time when a priceless bag goes missing on an all-new episode of “Mystery Girls,” airing on Wednesday, August 13th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.





On ABC Family's Mystery Girls: "Passing the Torch." (8/6)

Burbank, CA (August 1, 2014) - In the ‘Mystery Girls’ reboot, Holly and Charlie have been recast with younger actresses, but when the stars go missing, they become the prime suspects and work to clear their name on an all-new episode of “Mystery Girls,” airing on Wednesday, August 6th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.





On ABC Family's Young & Hungry: "Young & Getting Played" (8/20)

Burbank, CA (July 31, 2014) – Yolanda is thrilled when her son Derek comes home from school but is shocked when he seems to fall for Gabi, in a new episode of ABC Family’s original comedy “Young & Hungry,” airing on Wednesday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.





On ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars: "No One Here Can Love or Understand Me" (8/19)

Burbank, CA (July 31, 2014) – Melissa’s secrets are finally revealed while Hanna demands the truth about Ravenswood from Caleb in “No One Here Can Love or Understand Me,” an all-new episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” premiering Tuesday, August 19th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).





ON ABC FAMILY'S THE FOSTERS: "LEAKY FAUCETS" (8/11)

Burbank, CA (July 22, 2014) – Drama ensues for the Foster kids when a fun day out takes a turn for the worse on a new episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.





On a New Episode of ABC Family's The Fosters: "Girls Reunited" (8/4)

Burbank, CA (July 18, 2014) – Callie visits Girls United and learns much has changed since she left in a new episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.





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DAPHNE ORGANIZES A SENIOR DITCH DAY IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH,” AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

Daphne encourages her classmates to join her in a senior ditch day on an all-new episode of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, August 4 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

Looking for a distraction, Daphne organizes a senior ditch day for her Carlton classmates, but things get out of hand. Bay meets with Angelo’s doctor to discuss their family medical history.

Meanwhile, Kathryn brings Regina to her book publisher’s author party in New York.

“You Will Not Escape” was written by Joy Gregory and directed by Michael Lange





On a New Episode of ABC Family's Young & Hungry: "Young & Secret" (8/6)

Burbank, CA (July 18, 2014) – Josh and Caroline’s newest “couple” friends are Cooper – and Sofia, in a new episode of ABC Family’s original comedy “Young & Hungry,” airing on Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.





ABC FAMILY WILL AIR ALL-NEW HOLIDAY-THEMED EPISODES OF THEIR ORIGINAL SERIES FOR HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS

Burbank, CA (July 15, 2014) – ABC Family will air all-new holiday-themed episodes of their original series for Halloween and Christmas.





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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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