What I suspect is that this show is going to inspire a lot of people to try to learn ASL. Anticipating this, ABC Family has made some short videos called, "My Favorite Sign" with the cast members. From what I have read, the deaf and hearing impaired cast members are helping the hearing cast members learn sign language, and I love that!
I imagine that for a lot of people who are watching, this might be their first time being exposed to ASL. I've had various experiences with ASL (my sister had speech problems and went to a school for the deaf when she was really young, until she was like 7 most of her friends were hearing-impaired or deaf, I worked at a summer camp where nearly every summer there are hearing-impaired campers, and I took a semester of ASL when I was 17), but it's not a typical language offering at schools so I think it's great that it's getting exposure and hopefully the show will encourage more people to learn ASL! I've forgotten a lot of the signs I learned since I took a class ... emmm... 4 years ago (ew I'm old) because I've been focusing on Spanish but it is definitely something that I want to pursue in the future. Perhaps I'll crack open some of my books this summer.
So here are the videos, some are easier than others, but I think ASL is really cool and this is a fun intro!