via press release:
ABC FAMILY’S ORIGINAL SERIES “
ABC Family Original Series “The ” and
“” to Return in Early Spring 2011
Burbank, CA (October 12, 2010) – ABC Family will ring in the New Year with returning original hit series “” and the fourth season of the network’s critically-adored series “ ,” both premiering on Monday, January 3, 2011, at 8:00PM and 9:00PM, respectively.
The mystery and ominous messages continue for best friends Emily Fields, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin and Aria Montgomery in the mid-season return of ABC Family’s hit series “.” No longer just threatening to reveal secrets, the all-knowing “A” has stepped up the game and nothing is off limits in the second half of the first season. And while they work hard to protect what they know, the four girls are also on the hunt to learn the truth about what happened to Alison the night she disappeared. But when those truths start to come out, will the Liars be prepared for what they must face when new secrets are revealed? “ ” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, January 3, 8:00PM–9:00PM ET/PT.
As “” heads into its fourth season, the storylines turn to the post-graduation experience for Casey, Ashleigh and Evan, while the undergrads must continue to deal with life on campus. The new season promises surprise pairings with new rivals, unexpected allies, as well as unpredictable romances. Viewers will see the characters taken in new directions, including some unanticipated turns, and die-hard fans of the college series will be treated to throw-back references from past seasons. Throughout the season, fans will also see the return of featured guest stars including Charisma Carpenter, Sam Page, Martha MacIsaac, Nora Kirkpatrick and Tiffany Dupont, who returns as Frannie. “ ” will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 3, 9:00PM– 10:00PM ET/PT.
Also, fan favorites “The” and “ ” will both return with all-new original episodes in early Spring 2011.
Breakout hit “Pretty Little Liars” was Summer’s No. 1 scripted cable series in Viewers 12-34 (2.2 million/2.4 Summer’s No. 1 new scripted cable series in Women 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34, and recently took home three Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Show, Ian Harding won for Choice Summer TV Star Male and Lucy Hale won for Choice Summer TV Star Female.) and Females 12-34 (1.9 million/4.2 rating), and cable’s No. 2 scripted show across among Women 18-34 (960,000/2.8 rating), behind only “The .” Impressively, “Pretty Little Liars” stood as
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Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, Summer 10: 5/31/10-8/29/10, Most Current: Live + SD, blended with Live + 7, when available.