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Did Switched at Birth Go Too Far This Season?

Katie Leclerc

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's season finale of ABC Family's Switched at Birth. Read at your own risk.]

Monday night marked the Season 3 finale of Switched at Birth and more importantly, the high school graduation of the show's main characters Daphne Vasquez (Katie LeClerc) and Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano). But while it was a time for celebration on screen, off screen, this most recent season of.... read more

ABC Family Renews Switched at Birth, Cancels Twisted

Vanessa Marano and Katie LeClerc

ABC Family fans received some good news and some bad news on Wednesday. The network announced that it has renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season, but not will be moving forward with a second season of mystery drama Twisted.

Switched at Birth, which wraps its third season on... read more

Chasing Life Postmortem: Showrunner on April's Fear, Leo's Voicemail and Natalie's Return

Italia Ricci

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the summer finale of ABC Family's Chasing Life. Read at your own risk.]

When April Carver (Italia Ricci) first discovered she had leukemia on Chasing Life, she refused to let her diagnosis stop her from living her life. So it was only fitting that in the summer finale of the ABC Family drama, April's life refused to come to a standstill while she started chemotherapy treatment. Although she was... read more

Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Developing Drama for ABC Family

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo is stepping behind the camera.

The Grey's Anatomy star is developing an adaptation of Rachel Carey's novel Debt for ABC Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes teases half-sister twist, possible new romance

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Chasing Life Promises to Not Shy Away From the "Ugly" Aspects of Cancer

Mary Page Keller, Italia Ricci, Rebecca Schull

Nose bleeds. Fatigue. Fainting spells. Chasing Life has already started to dive into the dark physical and emotional side effects of cancer in its first several episodes, and the executive producers behind the ABC Family drama say they're just getting started.

"There is hair loss and physical repercussions of this poison that she's putting in her body. To ABC Family's credit, they have not... read more

Chasing Life: Does April Have to Die?

Chasing Life

It's the elephant in the room on Chasing Life and so many other TV shows, movies, novels and plays: Is the character with cancer going to die? Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith admits he had the same question when he was first approached to join the ABC Family drama (Tuesdays, 9/8c) about a young journalist April Carver (Italia Ricci) who learns that she has cancer. "One of my first reactions was, 'Well, how do you keep this show going?' For me, the show is... read more

Is A Really Dead? Pretty Little Liars Boss Answers Burning Questions

Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse

Another tormenter has been crossed off the Pretty Little Liars' list, but was she A? The girls certainly think so.

Season 5 of the addictive ABC Family drama picked up immediately after the finale's shooting, with Ezra (Ian Harding) being rushed to the hospital. Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) took action to lure out A and it worked. As a gun-wielding Shana (Aeriel Miranda) showed up to the Fitzgerald Family's Broadway theater revealing that she was responsible for the cabin fire, among other things, and trying to prove her love to Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Aria showed up in time to save the foursome by bludgeoning her.

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ABC Family Renews Pretty Little Liars for Seasons 6 and 7

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars has been renewed for two more seasons, ABC Family announced Tuesday.

The show... read more

ABC Family's Chasing Life Knocks Cancer Down to Size

Italia Ricci

When actress Italia Ricci auditioned for the ABC Family pilot Chasing Life in late 2012, she was very unfamiliar with the subject matter at the heart of the show.

"[I] was like, 'Do I even have a right to be telling this story?'" she tells TVGuide.com of playing a twentysomething diagnosed with cancer. "I had doubts about if I was going to be able to do it justice as an actor. I've never had a personal experience with cancer. So, when I auditioned it was sort of like 'the C-word.' I was intimated by the whole idea of cancer and... read more

ABC Family Scraps Alice in Arabia Pilot Amid Controversy

ABC Family Logo

ABC Family has pulled the plug on the Alice in Arabia pilot after receiving numerous complaints that it relied on negative stereotypes of Muslims,Buzzfeed reports.

"The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we've decided not to move forward with this project," a spokesperson for the network said.

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