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.





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.





"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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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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