Fan favourite dramas and comedies Switched at Birth, Chasing Life, The Fosters, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy return
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's ABC Spark will kick off the New Year with all-new episodes of returning original hit series and fan favourites Switched at Birth, Chasing Life and The Fosters, in addition to comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, all set to premiere in January 2015 with three nights of original programming.
Switched at Birth begins its fourth season on a new night, Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. The season picks up right after graduation with the family and Emmett discovering Bay's impulsive decision — and no one is happy about it. Meanwhile, Daphne is determined to prove herself worthy of her switchster's sacrifice while also dealing with the challenges of a whole new world of college. Bess Armstrong (My So-Called Life) and Max Adler (Glee) will recur throughout the season.
All-new episodes of Melissa & Joey return starting Wednesday, January 14, 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. At the end of season three, Joe transitioned from Mel's "manny" to a personal fitness trainer—and from her employee to her husband. Now that they're married, Mel and Joe struggle to find time for their honeymoon while balancing their careers and raising Joe's recently-discovered teenage daughter, Dani. To complicate matters, Mel's niece Lennox is secretly dating Joe's nephew Marco while still trying to maintain a friendship with her ex, Zander, and Mel's nephew Ryder makes a life-changing decision when he meets a new girl.
After a lot of bumps in the road, the season three finale of Baby Daddy saw Ben and Riley finally commit to their romantic relationship and really be together. But as Danny prepares to move to Paris and start a new life with Georgie, Riley begins to panic about not having him in her life, prompting her to question how she really feels about her best friend. Catch all new episodes of Baby Daddy starting Wednesday, January 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Picking up from the summer cliffhanger, The Fosters will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19, 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. This season Stef and Lena find themselves on the defense when Robert Quinn expresses a sincere interest in having Callie be part of his family. A startling development leaves Callie in a tailspin, resulting in questionable decisions about her future, while Jude tries to manage his friendship with Connor amid their parents' conflict. Jesus and Mariana are thrown for a loop when a newly sober Ana reveals big news, and Brandon reevaluates his musical aspirations when an unexpected offer comes his way. The season will also see the return of Rosie O'Donnell (The View) in a recurring role as Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system.
Starring Canadian actress, Italia Ricci, Chasing Life returns to ABC Spark on a new night with all-new episodes starting Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. April is in remission and determined to move on with her life. But when a new boss arrives at the newspaper, April's transition back to work may not be as smooth as she hoped for. Also being back at work means having to come face-to-face with Dominic, adding to an already awkward situation since April is still dealing with the repercussions of Leo's decision. Meanwhile, Brenna eagerly anticipates Greer's return to school, but will she get the happy reunion she's been waiting for?
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