ABC Family Renews Switched at Birth, Orders More Bunheads, Cancels Jane By Design

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ABC Family just made its members very happy.

The cable network announced today that it has renewed Switched at Birth for a second season. The series returns on September 3 with new episodes that will wrap up its first season run.

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Moreover, additional episodes of Bunheads have also been ordered, as this Amy Sherman-Palladino-created ballet drama concludes on Monday... but will now return with the back half of its first season some time this winter.

Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey will also come back in the spring 2013.

“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 of 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.”

The aforementioned shows combine with Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game to an impressive, relatively new slate of programming across the network.

UPDATE: Jane By Design has been canceled.

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