ABC Family Sets ‘Ravenswood’ Return, Moves ‘Twisted’ to February

ABC FAMILY/Skip Bolen

ABC FAMILY/Skip Bolen

The spinoff will be back in January with lead-in “Pretty Little Liars”

ABC Family is shifting its previously announced schedule to give “Ravenswood” back its “Pretty Little Liars” lead-in starting Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Meanwhile, that change will push “Twisted’s” midseason return to Tuesday, Feb. 11 after “Ravenswood” finishes its first run.

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“Ravenswood” premiered on Oct. 22 after the annual “Pretty Little Liars” Halloween special. It became ABC Family’s highest-rated series premiere in the network’s key demographic, women 18-34. It was also cable’s biggest TV series debut in three years.

In Week 1, “Ravenswood” attracted 2.1 million total viewers. Among the channel’s key demo, it earned 789,000 viewers and a 2.3 rating. ABC declined to furnish TheWrap Week 2 ratings pending L+3 numbers.

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According to “Ravenswood” producer Joseph Dougherty, “Ravenswood” was meant to extend ratings winner “PLL’s” brand year-round. This move represents a change in that strategy. Its midseason finale airs on Tuesday, Nov. 19.