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ABC Family Renews Drama Series, Expands Orders for Two Other Shows LA Times

ABC Family announced the renewal of a drama series, while also expanding its orders for two other series. The Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports that the cable channel will bring back "Switched at Birth" for a third season.

ABC Family added to the orders for new series "The Fosters" and "Twisted," the story reports. Both series now have full-season orders, with the channel greenlighting each show's remaining 10 episodes.

"Switched at Birth" has performed solidly for the network, drawing an average of 2.4 million viewers. The show features a mixture of deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing characters, the piece notes.

"The Fosters" has grown its audience after debuting to 1.4 million viewers, while the thriller "Twisted" opened with 1.6 million viewers, the story notes. "The Fosters" is about a lesbian couple and their family of biological, adopted and foster kids.