pretty little liars january 2014 premiere ABC Family sets premiere dates for 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Twisted,' 'Switched at Birth,' and 'The Fosters'

Get ready for the return of all your favorite ABC Family dramas.

The network announced on Monday (Oct. 21) the 2014 premiere dates for all new episodes of returning original hit series “Pretty Little Liars,” “Twisted,” “Switched at Birth,” and “The Fosters.” All four dramas are set to premiere the second week of January, with two nights of original programming.

“Pretty Little Liars” returns on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. As the Liars go looking for answers about Alison and try to make sense of their lives for the past year, a darker side of Ezra emerges. ABC Family will also air a special “Pretty Little Liars” marathon on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from noon – 8 p.m. ET, leading up to the premiere. The special Halloween episode premieres Tuesday (Oct. 22) at 8 p.m. ET.

“Twisted” will return with all-new episodes on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. With Danny now on the run, the town of Green Grove is even more convinced that he killed Regina, unaware the real killer is someone they never suspected. Jo continues to grapple with how much Danny and Lacey had been keeping from her, but is soon swept into the truth about what really happened to Danny’s Aunt Tara. Meanwhile, Tess, being the only one who knows Danny’s long-thought-dead father is still alive, has summoned Vikram back to town, but even she is not aware of the depth of secrets the Desai family holds. ABC Family will air a special “Twisted” marathon on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

Season 3 of “Switched at Birth” begins Monday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and Bay takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls’ field hockey, and the parents face the specter of the impending empty nest in unexpected ways. ABC Family will air a special “Switched at Birth” marathon on Monday, Jan. 13 from noon – 8 p.m. ET, leading up to the premiere.

“The Fosters” will return with all-new episodes on Monday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. The repercussions of Callie’s decision to run away impact every member of the Foster family, including newlyweds Stef and Lena, who had offered to adopt the troubled teen. Will Jude be able to accept the love of this family without his sister in the picture? And how will Brandon deal with the news that Callie has run away? Meanwhile, Jesus and Mariana prepare for the reality of Lexi leaving. Mike and Stef continue to deal with the fallout of the shooting, while Lena must come to terms with Stef returning to the force, post-shooting. How will Stef and Lena navigate all this chaos and change as a married couple? ABC Family will air a special “The Fosters” marathon on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum