Having trouble surfing through the channels and finding something watchable this summer? Wishing your summer away so you can enjoy some quality television programming this fall? Well stop wishing the fun and sun away, because this summer ABC Family has got you hooked up with some quality dramas on their summer primetime lineup! Two new series, Huge (which debuts Monday) and Pretty Little Liars, have joined veteran dramas The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It Or Break It (which returns for it’s second season Monday) as a part of the ABC Family…family. Huge follows the lives of a group of seven teens, led by Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky, and the staff members at a weight-loss camp, as they dig a bit deeper to discover their true selves and the truth about each other. Make It Or Break It is coming off an impressive dismount from it’s first season. The series is about a group of gymnasts and their quest to make it on the US team. You may recognize Candice Cameron-Bure (Full House) as one of the gymnastics coaches. Another blast from the past is Molly Ringwald in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as one of the mothers of a group of teens dealing with sex, pregnancy, molestation, life, death, and love.
Finally, we have ABC Family’s hot new series Pretty Little Liars about a group of girls who have a dirty little secret looming over their heads concerning their best friend’s murder. Daytime fans will recognize Ashley Benson (ex-Abby, DAYS), Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R), and Nia Peeples (ex-Karen, Y&R). Primetime fans will recognize Laura Leighton (Melrose Place, Lucy Hale (Privileged), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Bianca Lawson (The Vampire Diaries), Chad Lowe and Bryce Johnson (both from Popular). This scandalous show has been a ratings darling since it’s debut earlier this month. It’s consistently at the top of it’s demos and is gaining tons of viewers week to week. Tuesday’s episode boasted 2.7 million viewers. So instead of pining away for Gossip Girl‘s return this fall, check out a show that’s more entertaining and better scripted.
ABC Family is turning up the heat this summer. So don’t be stuck surfing those channels. Tune in and see what you’ve been missing since your fall shows went off the air this May! Forget the “Family” in ABC Family. These shows are covering real issues and delivering the drama you’ve been missing this summer, and it is raw — not candy coated. So set the DVR and grab the popcorn!
Here are some sneak peak clips from this week’s episodes of ABC Family’s dramas Huge, Make It Or Break It, Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
In the first clip from Huge, Becca (Raven Goodwin) fills new camper Will (Nikki Blonsky) in on the pros of going to fat camp. In the second clip, Will shocks Amber (Hayley Hasselhoff) with the news that she’s planning on gaining weight at the camp.
In the first clip from Make It Or Break It, Payson (Ayla Kell) and Kim (Peri Gilpin) discuss the changes that have gone on with the team. In the second clip, the gymnasts learn they have been suspended from the national team.
In the first clip from Pretty Little Liars, Emily (Shay Mitchell) freaks out as she learns her new lab partner is the elusive Toby Cavanaugh (Keegan Allen). In the second clip, Emily seeks out Maya (Bianca Lawson) to see who put the pictures of the two kissing in her chemistry textbook.
In the first clip from The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Amy (Shailene Wooley) calls home from New York. In the second clip, Amy meets Bristol (guest star Bristol Palin) and learns that the music program she’s been sent to is strictly for teen mothers.
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