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ABC Family plans three new series

January 31, 2011 |  8:18 pm

SymoneAP Raven-Symone, who first attracted attention as little Olivia on "The Cosby Show" in 1989, will be returning to series television this year in "The Great State of Georgia," a comedy on ABC Family. It was one of three new series the cable channel unveiled Monday.

The new show finds her playing an aspiring actress in New York City with a "science geek best friend," played by Majandra Delfino.

The other two series that ABC Family plans to add to its schedule are dramas:

-- "Switched at Birth," about two girls who were accidentally placed with the wrong mothers as infants and grew up in very different circumstances. Years later, the mistake is discovered and the families seek to meld in the best interest of the two teens. Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano play the teens; the cast also includes Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Constance Marie and Lucas Grabeel. 

-- "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," based on the series of books by Celia Thomson, about a girl who learns she has special powers and is part of an ancient race that is threatened with extinction. Skyler Samuels has the title role.

ABC Family said all three shows would premiere this year but didn't announce specific dates.

-- Lee Margulies

Photo: Raven-Symone. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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