ABC Family Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates
ABC Family reveals its winter premiere dates for new scripted drama "Recovery Road" and fan favorites "The Fosters," "Young & Hungry," and "Baby Daddy." These series join previously announced January premieres for "Pretty Little Liars" and "Shadowhunters". ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
The critically acclaimed family drama "The Fosters" returns with new episodes on Monday, January 18th at 8:00pm 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 Jesus and Mariana are 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 18th at 9:00pm ET/PT. Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, the series 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.
"Young & Hungry" season three premieres on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:00pm ET/PT. In October's season finale, Gabi drove off in a food truck with Josh's younger brother, Jake, leaving a conflicted Josh to stand there and watch her leave. Clearly he still loves her, and in season three, Gabi will realize she has feelings for Josh as well. But that doesn't mean getting together is easy, especially with Jake around, a food truck business to run, and Gabi's continuing goal of being the next Julia Child. Meanwhile, Elliot and Alan's new marriage bliss is tested when Elliot inherits something unexpected. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, and Kym Whitley.
The winter premiere of "Baby Daddy," premieres on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:30p.m. ET/PT. The premiere picks up with Riley reacting to Danny's surprising marriage proposal. Ben tries to move on from Riley and meets a new neighbor with whom he shares a lot in common. Ben hires a new manager for the bar, which turns out to be an old high school crush. Tucker resolves to move ahead in his television career. Ben is also dealing with a headstrong Emma, who has learned the word "No." And Bonnie and Brad try to finally redo their aborted wedding. The series stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, Melissa Peterman, and Chelsea Kane. Guest stars this season include Mary Hart, Daniella Monet and Jonna Walsh.
SUMMARY OF ABC Family (FREEFORM) WINTER SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, January 12th 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of "Pretty Little Liars"
Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - Series premiere of "Shadowhunters"
Monday, January 18th 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of "The Fosters"
Monday, January 18th 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - Series premiere of "Recovery Road"
Wednesday, February 3rd 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of "Young & Hungry"
Wednesday, February 3rd 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."<