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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ARE YOU KIDDING ME THEY CANCELLED JANE BY DESIGN!!!! that sucks SO MUCH!! i hate that ABC cancels a really good show. ugh!!!

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I would have loved more Jane by design. That is an unfortunate cancellation.

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@whateva--yea, I know LOL it's just frustrating that tripe like this or even M&J got a second season, but NLoCK didn't :(

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Okay bin heads is boring.. Secret life is the worst show on television.. But Jane by design was original an funny and unique ... I dont get it... I like lying game but i even would canceled that for Jane by design

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Im SO depressed about Jane by design.. All I wanted was one billy and Jane kiss just one.. Not to mention grey just found out about Jane being in high school and Jeremy was going to have jane work for him! Ugh so do depressed

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Jane by Design was alright, even though the girl that plays Jane did get annoying at times, but I liked Billy, Ben. Oh well, maybe another network will pick it up.

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I'm happy for Swicted at birth and Mellisa and Joey they would cancel Baby Daddy that show sucks!

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Omg why did they cancel Jane by design why? It's the best show on Abc family This is very upsetting! Also why do We have to wait so lOng for The lying game? : ( I don't wanna wait for until sPring to watch Baby Daddy! Why can't abc do full seAsons like The CW or something... I'm cant believe Jane by Design been canceled And I'm still sad about MAke it or break it ending :( they should cancel secret life instead of Jane by Design already it's pathetic I'm tired of it.

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I really like Jane By Design and am totally bummed that ABC Family decided to cancel it before giving it a chance.

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So ABC canceled Jane By Design? This does not surprise me at all. ABC is famous for disappointing. Maybe some other network will pick up Jane By Design.

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