ABC Family Summer Schedule Announced: ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Switched at Birth’ And Four News Series Premiere Date Revealed

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ABC Family has revealed it summer schedule, which features four new series “Dancing Fools,” family drama “The Fosters,” mystery drama “Twisted” and docu-soap “The Vineyard.”

Returning series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth”and “Pretty Little Liars” return with all new episodes.

“Dancing Fools,” the half-hour comedy clip show features the funniest, most outrageous and memorable dances caught on camera. The dancers from the top two clips of the week compete on stage for a chance to win $10,000. The series is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” and in the upcoming ABC reality series “Bet on Your Baby.”

“The Fosters,” centers on two moms (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The series also stars Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.

“Twisted,” is a one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that is centered on a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past (Avan Jogia) who has recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood (Maddie Hasson and Kylie Bunbury). He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is found dead in her home. The series also stars Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards.

“The Vineyard,” is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap that follows a handful of 20-somethings on Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Melissa & Joey”

Wednesday, May 29th, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Baby Daddy”

Wednesday, May 29th, 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Dancing Fools”

Monday, June 3rd, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Fosters”

Monday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”

Tuesday, June 11th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”

Tuesday, June 11th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Twisted”

Wednesday, July 24th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Vineyard”

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ABC Family Reveals ‘Lying Game,’ ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Switched At Birth’ & ‘Bunheads Return Dates

The Lying Game Season Premiere Date

Buckle up for safety, because four ABC Family original series are returning sooner than you think.

The cabler announced today, its winter premiere dates of “Switched At Birth,” “The Lying Game,” “Bunheads” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

ABC Family Picks Up ‘Pretty Little Liars’ For Season 4.

After its forthcoming Halloween special, which airs Tues., Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET, “Pretty Little Liars” will return for the second half of its third season on Tues., Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. The forthcoming episodes will pick up when Mona has been released from Radley and is headed back to Rosewood, much to Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna’s dismay.

“Switched at Birth” second season premieres Monday, Jan. 7th at 8 p.m. ET. “This season sees dramatic changes in the lives of the Kennish and Vasquez families as a result of the verdict in the baby switch trial.”

While “Bunheads” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, Jan. 7th at 9 ET. The upcoming episodes will pick up a couple of months after Michelle has left Paradise to try and return to her former life in Las Vegas.

Lastly, “The Lying Game” season 2 will debut on Tuesday, January 8th, 9 p.m. ET. The saga will continue as Rebecca, Sutton and Emma’s birth mother “lures Sutton into her plans for the Mercer family. Emma grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton. Kristin feels betrayed after Ted came clean about his long ago affair with Rebecca, but Ted might be hiding even more shocking revelations. And Mads connects with a mysterious new guy in town who brings a whole new level of secrets with him.”

Bill Maher to Appear in ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

Bill Maher has booked a role on “The Good Wife.”
The comedian and host of HBO’s “The Real Time with Bill Maher” will play himself in an episode of the upcoming season, the network announced today.
In Addition, TVLine reports, Judd Hirsch will appear as a judge on the CBS’ drama.
 

The “Numbers” alum and Maher join “TGW’ star studded guest stars: John Shea, Mike Colter, Christina Ricci, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy, Annabella Sciorra, Maura Tierney, Amanda Peet, and Marc Warren.

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.

More casting news…

Brain McNamara is set to guest star as a pet expo proprietor in an upcoming episode of “Bones.” [TVLine]

Britney Spears’s mentor on “The X Factor” is the Black Eyed Peas front-man will.i.am. [TVGuide]

“Brothers & Sisters” vet Gilles Marini has been promoted to series regular on ABC Family drama “Switched at Birth.” [Deadline]

Jason Lee has landed guest role on TBS comedy “Men at Work.” Lee will play the guys’ annoying co-worker  in the comedy’s sophomore season. [TV Guide]

June Diane Raphael (New Girl) has booked a recurring role as a new hire on NBC’s new comedy “Animal Practice.” [THR]

Jon Michael Hill (Detroit 187) has been made a series regular on CBS’ Sherlock drama “Elementary.” The “Detroit 187″ star will play a detective in the new series. [Deadline]

R&B star Ne-Yo has landed a cameo in The CW series “90210.” [TV Guide]

John Boyd & Dileep Rao Join ‘Touch’ And More Casting News

Touch

Fox sophomore drama “Touch,” has added two recurring actors.

“24” alum John Boyd and Inception‘s Dileep Rao have joined the series.

According to THR, Boyd is set to play Kase, a brilliant math and algorithm researcher. Kase is also Calvin’s confidant (Lukas Haas) and college friend. Meanwhile, Rao, will guest star as Vikash Nayar, a wealthy shareholder at Aster Corp.

The recurring actors join Said Taghmaoui, Adam Campbell, Ray Santiago, Lukas Haas, Saxon Sharbino and Greg Ellis for the second season of “Touch.”

“Touch” returns Fri., Oct. 26 at 8/7c p.m. on Fox.

In other casting news…

Abby Elliott first post “SNL” gig is CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” Elliott has been booked as crazy Janeane in a multi-episode arc. [EW]

“Lost” alum Tania Raymonde will recur next season on “Switched at Birth.” Raymonde will play Zarra, a street artist who befriends Bay. “Switched at Birth” returns Monday, Sept. 3 at 8/7c on ABC Family. [TV Guide]

Tom Bower (Die Hard 2, The Waltons) has been cast to play Dwight’s great uncle Heinrich in “The Office”‘s spin-off, “The Farm.” Heinrich is described as “charming, greedy and manipulative.” [Deadline]

Miley Cyrus is set to appear in a two-episode arc on “Two and a Half Men.” Miley will play Missy, a love interest for Jake.

Vera Farmiga (The Departed) has been tapped to play Norman Bates’s abusive and complicated mother on A&E new series “Bates Motel.” [EW]

Ali Wentworth will play Tom’s love interest on “Cougar Town.” [TVLine]

Bailey Buntain (Bunheads) will be guest-star on an upcoming episode of  “The Middle.” Buntain has been cast to play Jenna, a freshman Sue chooses to mentor. [EW]

ABC Family Renews ‘Switched at Birth,’ ‘Baby Daddy,’ ‘Melissa & Joey’ and Orders more ‘Bunheads’

Baby Daddy

Abc family picks up more episodes of “Bunheads,” and in addition renewed “Melissa & Joey,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Baby Daddy.” Meanwhile “Jane By Design” has been cancelled.

“Baby Daddy” and “Switched at Birth” were renewed for sophomore seasons, while “Melissa & Joey” received a third season pickup. Theses comedy series (Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey) will return in Spring 2013.

Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Series Programming and Development, ABC Family, said in a press release: “I’m so pleased to add more ‘Baby Daddy’ and ‘Bunheads’ to our lineup, …So many returning originals spotlight how well our programming resonates with our audience. It also furthers our promise to continue to deliver programming that is engaging, optimistic and relatable.”

This means Monday’s episode of “Bunheads” will be a summer finale. The hit drama series and “Switched at Birth” will return this Winter.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 8 Ep. 20: The Girl With No Name

“When you are a kid, you always want things to stay the same, the same teacher, same house, same friends. Being a Surgeon is no different, you get used to the same attendings, same scrub nurses, same hospital…Of course, that all changes, the minute fifth-year comes around and you have to find a new job…it’s one of those things people say, you can’t move on until you have left go of the past, letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that is painful, so sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same, things can’t stay the same though, at some point you just have to let go, move on! Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow” Meredith Grey (Episode Narrative).

GREY'S ANATOMY - "The Girl with No Name" - The doctors work on a Jane Doe, who turns out to be the subject of a case that gained national interest; Cristina proves to be the highest in demand as the residents begin their interviews for post-residency positions at prospective hospitals; and Richard is faced with an unsettling realization when he visits Adele at Rose Ridge, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)VANESSA MARANO, ELLEN POMPEO, PATRICK DEMPSEY

This episode was centered around the ‘fifth-years’, their job interviews, and a really traumatized patient. The patient was supposedly a hiker that fell and was badly injured. Soon after she got to the hospital, Meredith noticed the scars on her body and she realized that the patient wasn’t hiking, but she had been running from someone. From her scans Teddy saw signs that show that the girl had been tortured. Apparently, She was kidnapped when she was 6 years old and the Kidnapper lived 5 miles from her parent’s house, but they didn’t find her until now (12 years later). It was sad to watch that some people have actually been through what the patient had been through-kidnapped, raped, tortured, and isolated from everyone at such a young age. There was work to be done on the patient by almost every department in the hospital. The patient formed a bond with Meredith (the psychiatrist wasn’t so happy about this) and she needed her approval for everything, everyone around her seemed like a stranger and whenever she was asked a question, she turned to Meredith before answering.

The doctors were freaked out by this case; Owen had to deal with a lot of administrative stuff around the hospital as the press gathered to feed on the story of the patient, Cristina was also there to encourage him and he looked like he needed her approval for everything. It was so hard to contain what the patient had gone through, especially for Bailey…she knew the story of how the patient had gone missing and she never stopped thinking about it. She even had a panic attack at the daycare when her son was missing. She turned the place upside down and even started crying, but it wasn’t the kidnapper (Thank Goodness), Tucker (her son) had a nosebleed and a nurse had taken him outside to get it treated. Derek and Mark witnessed the whole thing and they realized the intensity of the situation. Every parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to go missing right under their nose.

Cristina was quite the catch for the recruiters, she got offers from the best places more than everyone else and there was a basket of goodies from each one of them to convince her to work for them. Teddy doesn’t want her to leave and she tells Owen to make her stay (she didn’t get the memo about the break up o_o), but Owen yelled at her and made it clear to Teddy that she wasn’t in a position to talk to him about such matters. However, Cristina seemed to be determined to leave Seattle, but Meredith? Not so much, she’s loving the way things are right now so she is not eager to leave. She even tried to avoid the interview Bailey had set up for her, but at the end of the day she went. Dear writers, she is not really leaving right? Because there can’t be Grey’s Anatomy without Meredith Grey! #justsaying

As for the other fifth years, April’s interview didn’t go so well. She did all the talking and she was very confident about her resume. Sometimes it’s not all about what you have done, but who you are! At the end of the day, personality goes a long way! April rants to her colleagues about the situation, but Alex’s situation is even worse as he hasn’t been getting calls from the big places like others. Arizona didn’t want him to leave so she had been messing with his recommendations and referring him to smaller hospitals in places like Toledo, Canada…Ohio! haha! LOL!

No matter how far he runs or how hard he tries, Jackson Avery can’t seem to get away from his name or his family’s achievement. His Mentor, Mark had gotten him an interview, but they seem to be interested in his family rather than what he had to offer as a surgeon. Poor baby. :( Speaking of sad, I feel really bad for Webber, his sick wife barely remembers him and she is seeing someone else! Wow…Life!!

This was a really great episode filled with a lot of emotions; sadness, laughter, anger, anxiety, and fear. It was a great episode!!! <;3

Omg! the next episode promises to be even better!!! so excited, we are going to see some action! hint: Lexie and Mark? Kepner and Avery! Finally! What happens after the boards?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode!

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thurs. at 9/8c on ABC.