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The Elfie Awards: Best Performances in an ABC Family Christmas Movie

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Last year I made it my mission to watch every ABC Family Christmas movie I could find. And guys, it might be the most fun I’ve ever had. From kidnappings to angels to magic snow globes to dates in the spirit of Groundhog Day: ABC Family movies are bananas in the best possible way. They also tend to follow a bit of a formula. There’s usually an uptight businesswoman who’s unsatisfied with her life. Maybe it’s her family. Maybe she’s too busy for love. Regardless, she needs the magic of Christmas to help shake up her life and help her find true happiness. By the end she’s trimming trees and making out under mistletoe. These movies also tend to star…

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Must Watch: ABC Family and its Lineup of Underrated TV Shows

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When did ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) become the go-to channel for cutting-edge dramas? From pregnancies to foster families to abandoned kids, every show seems to be pushing as many boundaries as it can. But somehow the channel still seems to fly under the radar. Sure, they have a few shows that became overly popular—like Pretty Little Liars, or The Secret Life of the American Teenager—but most of their programs never really hit it big in mainstream media. Which is a shame, as they have some of the best, most heartfelt programs on TV. In order to raise awareness, here are three underrated ABC Family gems (and one book!) that you should definitely be binging: The Fosters   If you…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Awkward Teen Drama Edition

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It’s not always easy to nail a teen show. Sometimes they’re too cheesy, or too boring. Too full of drama, or too many over-the-top issues. For every Dawson’s Creek, there’s a 90210 remake — don’t even get me started — just waiting in the wings. After years of entrusting all my teen needs to The WB, Read: The CW, lately I’ve been turning to cable networks for my high school fix. Specifically, MTV and ABC Family. MTV teen shows are funny, subversive and totally willing to go there. Just look at Awkward, coming back for its fifth and final season on August 31. From the first season, where unpopular Jenna starts a secret relationship with the school hottie and deals with…

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[SPOILER] is Finally Revealed as ‘A’: Pretty Little Liars Recap, Complete with Feels!

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After five agonizing years of trying to guess who ‘A’ is, we finally know the truth. Yes, the real truth, the whole truth and nothing but the TRUTH. I was skeptical at first– how many times have the Pretty Little Liars fans been told “A WILL BE REVEALED” in this promo, or that promo, by actors and even the creator herself? Definitely too many times to count. But, last night, on the summer finale of PLL we came #FAceToFace with ‘A.’ If you haven’t seen the new episode, leave now. Like really, close out this window and run in the other direction. I can not be held responsible if you haven’t caught up on this guilty pleasure. Okay, now that…

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Switched at Birth scoop: Meet Sarah Stouffer, aka, Tess— Bay’s twisted new cohort

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What would you do if you found out that the child you loved and raised for the last 16 years wasn’t biologically yours? Two polar-opposite families must struggle to live together after finding out that their daughters had been misidentified at the hospital is the shocking premise of the hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth, as well as the book of the same name. This work of fiction is written from the perspective of Kathryn Kennish (Lea Thompson), a mother who lived this jaw-dropping fate, but the television series focuses more on the girls, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc), and the trials and tribulations of their very complicated lives. Emphasis on the “very.” Switched at Birth…

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