ABC Family Announces New Winter Premiere Dates
ABC FAMILY, SOON TO BE RENAMED FREEFORM, ANNOUNCES NEW WINTER PREMIERE DATES
New Series “Recovery Road” and Fan Favorite “The Fosters” to Premiere January 25 (previously announced to premiere Jan. 18)
Burbank, CA (November 24, 2015) – New scripted drama “Recovery Road” and fan favorite “The Fosters” will premiere on January 25, 2016. These series join previously announced January premieres for “Pretty Little Liars” and “Shadowhunters,” and February premieres for “Young & Hungry” and “Baby Daddy.” ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
The critically-acclaimed family drama, “The Fosters,” returns with new episodes on Monday, January 25 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. As the third season of “The Fosters” continues, the family settles into a new dynamic now that Callie is permanently adopted. Callie and Brandon share a significant secret, but focus on their interests to help them move on with their lives. A serious medical issue for Stef results in a clash of opinion between her wife Lena and her mother, Sharon. Jude must deal with his boyfriend’s decision to move away, while Jesusand Marianaare surprised when an old friend returns. Loyalties are questioned while new relationships develop, and family ties bring love and support amid the chaos of life. The series stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, and Cierra Ramirez. Guest stars this season include Rosie O’Donnell, Annie Potts, Rob Morrow, and Kelli Williams.
“Recovery Road,” premieres on Monday, January 25 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life. “Recovery Road” stars Jessica Sula, Alexis Carra, Sebastian De Souza, Daniel Franzese, Sharon Leal, Kyla Pratt, and David Witts.
SUMMARY OF ABC FAMILY (FREEFORM) WINTER SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”
Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT – Series premiere of “Shadowhunters”
Monday, January 25 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “The Fosters”
Monday, January 25 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – Series premiere of “Recovery Road”
Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Young & Hungry”
Wednesday, February 3 at 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Baby Daddy”
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. The programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” (also to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. The network is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”