MAX ADLER OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH” AND TERI POLO OF “THE FOSTERS” TO
TWEET LIVE WITH FANS DURING THE EAST COAST FEEDS OF THEIR SERIES
AIRING MONDAY FEBRUARY 10TH ON ABC FAMILY
Live Twitter Chats Begin at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT
Burbank, CA (February 7, 2014) – Max Adler (“Tank”) of “Switched at Birth” and Teri Polo (“Stef Foster”) of “The Fosters” will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcasts of their series on ABC Family Monday, February 10th, 2014.
Max Adler will chat live during the East Coast feed of “Switched at Birth,” airing on Monday, February 10th, 8:00PM – 9:00PM ET/5:00PM – 6:00PM PT. Fans should tweet to Max at @Mr_Max_Adler and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat in their messages. In the new episode titled “Have You Really the Courage?” Kathryn is thrilled to get a second chance at being an author when Renzo sets up a pitch meeting with his book editor friend. Bay worries that Tank may have a crush on her. Daphne is concerned when she learns more about Sharee’s home life. Meanwhile, John, and Nikki’s mom Jennice, hide some bad news from Toby while they help him move into his new place.
Teri Polo will participate in her first-ever live Twitter chat with “The Fosters” fans during the East Coast feed of the series airing on Monday, February 10th, 9:00PM – 10:00PM ET/6:00PM – 7:00PM PT. Teri will take over the official ABC Family “The Fosters” Twitter handle, @TheFostersABCF, during the hour. Fans are invited to tweet their questions for Teri to the handle and should include the hashtag #TheFostersChat in their tweets. In the episode titled “Padre,” a family gathering brings Callie back into the Fosters’ home for the first time since she ran away. Recent events bring up painful memories for Callie and Jude and make Callie question what is most important to her. Stef is flustered by a discovery about Lena, and Mike is troubled by new developments in the shooting investigation. Meanwhile, Jesus’ long distance relationship with Lexi is complicated by his growing bond with his wrestling teammate, Emma.
Following the East Coast broadcast of “The Fosters” on Monday, February 10th, 10:00PM – 10:30PM ET/7:00PM-7:30PM PT, series Executive Producer Joanna Johnson and guest star Hayley Kiyoko, who plays Gabi from the group home Girls United, will participate in a live Twitter discussion about the new webisode series “The Fosters: Girls United.” Fans can tweet their questions and comments directly to @JoannaJohnson31 and @HayleyKiyoko and include the hashtag #GirlsUnited in their tweets. The self-contained, five-episode webisode series features original content from the hit drama “The Fosters” and is now viewable online at ABC Family’s official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/abcfamily). The series follows the residents of the Girls United group home. When one of the girls goes missing, the others form their own theories about her disappearance and learn a valuable lesson about supporting each other as they all strive to improve their lot in life.
8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT – Max Adler of “Switched at Birth” – @Mr_Max_Adler #SwitchedAtBirthChat
9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT – Hayden Byerly of “The Fosters” – @haydenbyerly #TheFostersChat
10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT – “The Fosters: Girls United” live discussion with Joanna Johnson and Hayley Kiyoko – @JoannaJohnson31 @HayleyKiyoko #GirlsUnited
“Switched at Birth”isexecutive-produced byLizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe; with guest star Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”).
Winner of 2013’s Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, “The Fosters” is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, (“American Idol,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Back-Up Plan”) and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (“Make it or Break it”). “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”) as Stef Foster, Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Jesus Foster, Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”) as Jude Jacob, David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”) as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach Movie”) as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Mariana Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.
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