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ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth lead the second wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations with five nods each.
The two will go head to head in the Choice Summer TV Show category, and compete against Keeping Up with the Kardashians, So You Think You Can Dance and Teen Wolf. Liars' Troian Bellisario and Lucy Hale (who won last year) are also up for Choice Summer TV Star: Female along with Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano, Teen Wolf's Crystal Reed and State of Georgia's Raven-Symoné.
Majandra Delfino and Raven-Symone
When author Jennifer Weiner set out to cast ABC Family's State of Georgia, the first show she had created, she was looking for a girl who was big in every way. She says she hit the jackpot with Raven-Symoné, but had to re-jigger the character after Raven, who was the plus-sized female with a knack for physical comedy she was looking for, lost 30 pounds.
For Raven-Symoné's character Georgia, making it in the Big Apple isn't so easy.
In her new series State of Georgia, the 25-year-old actress plays Georgia Chamberlain, a confident Southern girl who moves to New York to become a star. With the help of her best friend Jo (Majandra Delfino), and her Aunt Honey (Loretta Devine), Georgia does whatever it takes — like working odd jobs — to make it big.
Watch our video interview with Raven-Symoné to find out who her biggest acting inspirations are and who she's hoping to get as a guest star on the show.
Raven-Symoné knows she's turning heads following her dramatic weight loss earlier this year, but it seems she didn't need the extra confidence boost.
"I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, 'Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous,'" the 25-year-old actress tells Vibe Magazine. "I'm like, 'I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically...
Some familiar faces are coming to a TV near you, and TV Guide Magazine caught up with them at the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on April 29 to get the scoop on their new shows.
After almost a decade away from a steady TV gig, Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) is now about to play the mother of a daughter she didn't know she had, on ABC Family's Switched at Birth, premiering June 6.
Pretty Little Liars
ABC Family announced an ambitious summer slate Monday that includes a series about being switched at birth, Raven-Symoné's headlining comedy and the return of Pretty Little Liars.
Leading off on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c is Switched at Birth. The one-hour drama follows two teens, Daphne and Bay, from different backgrounds who learn they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The families eventually meet and must learn how to live together. Newcomer Katie Leclerc plays Daphne and Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) is Bay. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Constance Marie (George Lopez), D.W. Moffett (Friday Night Lights) and High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel co-star.
ABC Family picked up three new series Monday, including a comedy starring longtime Disney star Raven-Symoné.
The Great State of Georgia is a half-hour comedy centered on an aspiring actress with a big personality named Georgia (Symoné), trying to make headway in New York with her science geek best friend. Roswell's Majandra Delfino will also star. The show is executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell (Will & Grace) and best-selling author Jennifer Weiner (Good in Bed, In Her Shoes).
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