Little Liars, Switched at Birth Lead Latest Teen Choice Nods; Darren Criss Up for Breakout Star

Those very pretty little Liars and their Switched at Birth ABC Family sisters came out on top in the second wave of nominees for this year’s Teen Choice awards, to be broadcast August 7 on Fox.

Both Pretty Little Liars and Switched amassed five nods, while MTV’s Teen Wolf bit off four. Elsewhere, Glee — which along with Vampire Diaries dominated the first round of noms — added another contender to its ranks, with newly promoted series regular Darren Criss vying for Breakout Star.

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The complete list of TV nominees from the “second wave” are listed below.

Choice Summer TV Show
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, E!
Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Switched at Birth, ABC Family
Teen Wolf, MTV

Choice Summer TV Star | Female
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Vanessa Marano, Switched at Birth
Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
Raven-Symoné, State of Georgia

Choice Summer TV Star | Male
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Lucas Grabeel, Switched at Birth
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Noah Wyle, Falling Skies

Choice TV | Breakout Show
The Hard Times of RJ Berger, MTV
The Nine Lives of Chloe King, ABC Family
Raising Hope, Fox
The Voice, NBC
The Walking Dead, AMC

Choice TV | Breakout Star
Sean Berdy, Switched at Birth
Darren Criss, Glee
Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Skyler Samuels, The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Which of the above gets your vote? Cast your ballot at the Teen Choice site, plus tell us in comments!

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12 Comments
  1. Dominique says:

    Katie Leclerc is absolutely radiant and a true revelation. She gets my vote for Breakout Star, no question.

  2. George says:

    Wow! Noah Wylie, up for a Teen Choice Award? Who knew?

  3. Michael says:

    Liars and Switched are two surprisingly terrific shows. Liars is a model whodunit, with fast pacing and answers to questions that sate the viewer even thought the larger mystery is still unsolved. Switched is tremendously sweet and very well acted. I’m enjoying both shows immensely.

  4. Lisa says:

    You forgot to put in the Summer Movie categories.

    Cory Monteith is nominated for Summer – Movie Star Male for Monte Carlo. Not for Glee.

  5. Amy says:

    I love Switched At Birth! I was a little hesitant since these type of shows tend to be poorly acted and melodramatic, but I was surprised at how quality it is. The casting is wonderful and the storylines, while dramatic, are much more realistic than on other shows like this. I took American Sign Language in college so I have a little knowledge of the deaf community. The show is really handling this in a mature and educational way. There is a lot of disconnect between the deaf community and the hearing world and it is refreshing to see the show try to bridge the gap and educate people without making everything overly sappy or unrealistic. Anyway, love the show, hope the audience gets behind it in the voting.

    • Skeff says:

      Amy, I feel the same way. At 30 years old, I’m probably not the target audience (hence the fact that I’m reading about Teen Choice Awards) but the show is really well written and acted!

  6. Robin says:

    Why are they all “summer” choice things? I am no a teen…(unless you subtract 10 years…) but I watch these shows on ABC family…Secret Life, Switched at Birth, Pretty Little Liars.

    Out of all three of those mentioned Switched at Birth is probably the best. Outstanding cast, and great plot! I really hope they win big! I’m very excited about this show. It is my favorite new summer show! I also am loving Pretty Little Liars so much more so than Secret Life.

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