ABC Family Hands Out Renewals to Three Series


ABC Family announced Friday renewals to three
of its original series, giving additional seasons to Melissa & Joey,
Switched at Birth and Baby Daddy. The network also gave its
newest series Bunheads a back-order pickup.

Switched at Birth (which airs the rest of its first season beginning
Sept. 4) and the rest of Bunheads' first season will debut in the
winter. Melissa & Joey  and Baby Daddy will premiere
their new seasons next spring.

"Two years ago we embarked on a bold strategy to grow the breadth and scope
of original programming and create a Wednesday night summer comedy
destination," said Michael Riley, president, ABC Family. "The new
series have resonated with our viewers, and the combination of drama, comedy
and reality brings great depth to our lineup. Our stable of strong series
continues to grow, and I'm thrilled with the strength of our schedule."

ABC Family also confirmed Friday that the network will not be renewing Jane By Design for a second season.