ABC Family Announces 2013 Return Dates for ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Bunheads’ and More

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Mark your calendars folks, ABC Family has set the 2013 return dates for four of its original shows. The channel has also revealed some upcoming plot twists, so spoilerphobes, beware.

Addictive mystery Pretty Little Liars will start the second half of its insane third season on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 PM. Season 3B will start off with a bang as “A” — we mean Mona (Janel Parrish) —  will make her return to Rosewood High after being released from Radley Sanitarium.

The episode is titled, “She’s Better Now,” but is she really? It’s up to her to prove that to the Liars. But first they must make it through Tuesday night’s special Halloween episode, where someone in Rosewood will die.

ABC Family also spilled details of the returns of The Lying Game, Switched at Birth and Bunheads..

The Season 2 premiere of The Lying Game will debut following the new episode of PLL and find even more surprises and secrets in store for our favorite twins. According to the network’s teaser for the show, “The girls’ recently revealed birth mother Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) lures Sutton (Alexandra Chando) into her plans for the Mercer family. Emma (Chando) grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton.” Got all that?

Meanwhile, Switched at Birth and Bunheads will both return on Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 PM and 9 PM, respectively.

Switched at Birth’s second season will see “dramatic changes in the lives of the Kennish and Vasquez families as a result of the verdict in the baby switch trial,” the network says. The Season 1 finale, airing Monday is expected to have a massive cliffhanger.

In addition, Gilles Marini, who plays Angelo on the emotional drama, has been upgraded to series regular status for Season 2.

The new episodes of Bunheads premiering in January will feature Michelle (Sutton Foster) attempting to return to her life in Las Vegas.

Switched at Birth’s Season 1 finale airs Monday at 8 PM, and Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween episode, “This Is a Dark Ride,” airs Tuesday at 8 PM on ABC Family.

Which show’s return are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

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