8 of Your Favorite ABC Family TV Shows that Originally had Different Titles
Shadowhunters, Twisted, Switched at Birth — all ABC Family shows that…wait for it…almost never existed. THE HORROR!! Okay…so maybe we’re being a bit dramatic. Technically those series were always going to happen, but we would know them as something completely different.
Like other networks such as The CW and Disney Channel, ABC Family (soon to be known as Freeform) makes mistakes. And when premiering a brand-new show, the title is MAJORLY important. If you get it wrong, things can be over before they even really start. So sometimes, change is necessary.
Click through the gallery below to see all the ABC Fam shows that started off with different names.
Original Title: Mortal Instruments
Seeing as Shadowhunters is based on the Mortal Instruments book series, this OG title isn't surprising at all. But we can also understand why they wanted to make a slight change — the movie was less-than well-received, if you know what we mean...
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