On Tuesday (July 15), ABC’s 2014 Summer TV Press Tour kicked off with a quick ABC Family executive panel led by President Tom Ascheim. While there weren’t any major announcements to be made about renewals, cancelations or new series pickups, there was one exciting piece of news that Ascheim had to share.

Every single original series on ABC Family is going to feature holiday-themed episodes later this year.

That’s right, get ready to carve pumpkins and scream with laughter during all-new Halloween-themed episodes of comedies “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy,” plus the premiere of new hidden-camera prank show “Freak Out” during the network’s annual “13 Nights of Halloween.”

Then break out the candy canes and hang the stockings this winter as “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Chasing Life,” “Melissa and Joey” and “Baby Daddy” air all-new holiday-themed episodes during the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.

Because, as Ascheim quipped, “Nothing says Christmas like a text from ‘A.'”

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Happy Birthday Maia! You are one amazingly talented girl and I hope you enjoy your day as much as Maians enjoy watching you on TV. May your day be full of joy and wonderful surprises!

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I have added 8 medium quality stills from next week’s episode of The Fosters, 2×10 Someone’s Little Sister to the gallery. To see the full sized images, click on the link or thumbnails below.

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Burbank, CA (July 29, 2014) – Callie turns to her biological father when she learns Rita and the Girls United foster group home are in dire need of support, but her good deed threatens to backfire in the Summer finale of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

In an effort to help Rita with a dilemma involving Girls United, Callie calls in a favor from her wealthy biological father, Robert Quinn. But an unexpected betrayal threatens to derail the new bond she’s forging with the Quinns.

Meanwhile, the pressure Connor faces from his father to end his friendship with Jude intensifies and leads Lena to make a life-changing decision. The tension mounts between Brandon and Lou, despite their bandmate Mat’s warnings against drama. And a visit with someone from his past makes Jesus see his relationship with Hayley in a whole new light.











Drama ensues for the Foster kids when a fun day out takes a turn for the worse on a new episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

The Foster kids attend a Mexican street festival, but the fun day takes a turn when emotions flare up. With help from Wyatt, Callie works to overcome her recent bout of panic attacks by learning to trust her instincts, but an encounter with someone from the past threatens to violently derail her progress. Mat surprises Mariana with a date at the festival and is confused when Mariana seems offended. Jesus tries to impress Hayley but she wants him to prove he’s with her for more than just sex. 

Meanwhile, Mike and Ana make plans to right past wrongs. 

The teleplay for the episode, titled “Leaky Faucets,” was written by Executive Producers Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, and the story was written by Cristian Martinez. The episode was directed by Lee Rose.