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[06/13/13 - 02:18 PM]
Live Twitter Chats with Katie Leclerc of "Switched At Birth" and David Lambert of "The Fosters" to Take Place During All-New Episodes of ABC Family's Monday Night Dramas, Monday, June 17
They'll be up at @KatieLeclerc and @dglambert during the east coast broadcasts of their respective shows.

[via press release from ABC Family]

LIVE TWITTER CHATS WITH KATIE LECLERC OF "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" AND DAVID LAMBERT OF "THE FOSTERS" TO TAKE PLACE DURING ALL-NEW EPISODES OF ABC FAMILY'S MONDAY NIGHT DRAMAS, MONDAY, JUNE 17

Twitter Chats to Take Place Live During the East Coast Feeds Starting at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT

Burbank, CA (June 13, 2013) - "Switched at Birth" star Katie Leclerc and David Lambert of "The Fosters" will participate in live chats via Twitter during the East Coast feeds of their series' all-new episodes airing on Monday, June 17 on ABC Family.

Actress Katie Leclerc will chat live during the East Coast feed of an all-new episode of "Switched at Birth," airing on Monday, June 17, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/5:00PM - 6:00PM PT. Fans should tweet to Katie at @KatieLeclerc to ask their questions and should include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat in their tweets.

In "Switched at Birth", Katie plays Daphne Vasquez, a deaf teenager who finds out at age 16 that she was switched at birth. Katie's TV credits include "CSI," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Confession." Leclerc has M�ni�re's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo and tinnitus and degenerative hearing loss. Leclerc is fluent in American Sign Language.

In the "Switched at Birth" episode titled "Distorted House," Daphne (Leclerc) has a hard time coming to terms with Bay joining her mom Regina to live at Angelo's house.

Actor David Lambert will participate in a live Twitter chat during the East Coast feed of "The Fosters" airing on Monday, June 17, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/6:00PM - 7:00PM PT. Fans are invited to ask David their questions about the series and can tweet to his Twitter handle @DGLambert. They should include the hashtag #TheFostersChat in their tweets.

In "The Fosters," David plays Brandon Foster, the musically gifted biological son of Stef Foster. David Lambert is best known for his role as Jason Landers in Disney XD's "Aaron Stone." He can also be seen in the indie drama "The Lifeguard," opposite Kristen Bell, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. Other acting credits include "Psych," "Pretty/Handsome," "A Smile as Big as The Moon," "House of Payne" and "Longmire." Lambert is also a highly skilled musician - proficient in trumpet, piano and electric guitar - and he writes and records his own music.

In the episode titled "Hostile Acts," Brandon (Lambert) is faced with a tough decision when his dad asks him to move in with him.

Summary:

8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT - Katie Leclerc of "Switched at Birth" - @KatieLeclerc #SwitchedAtBirthChat

9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT - David Lambert of "The Fosters" - @dglambert #TheFostersChat

"Switched at Birth" is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss ("Blue Crush"), Paul Stupin ("Make It or Break It"), Becky Hartman Edwards ("Parenthood") 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; and Gilles Marini ("Brothers and Sisters") as Angelo Sorrento with guest star Marlee Matlin ("The West Wing").

"The Fosters" is from executive producer 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 writers and executive producers, "The Fosters" stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Joanna Johnson ("Make it or Break it"), Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





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