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.
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.
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).
On ABC Family's The Fosters: "Christmas Past" (12/8)
Burbank, CA (October 20, 2014) – Brandon looks back on Callie and Jude’s first Christmas with the Foster family in an all-new holiday-themed episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Burbank, CA (October 20, 2014) – Janel Parrish (“Mona”), Andrea Parker (“Mrs. DiLaurentis”) and Bryce Johnson (“Det. Darren Wilden”) will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast of the fan appreciation special “Pretty Little Liars: We Love You To DeAth” on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.
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 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.”
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.
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.