ABC Family Greenlights A Second Season Of The Hit Drama Series 'The Lying Game'

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April 24th, 2012

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ABC Family Greenlights A Second Season Of The Hit Drama Series 'The Lying Game'



Burbank, CA (April 24, 2012) – ABC Family announced today the pick-up of a second season of the original drama series “The Lying Game.” The new season will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.


The audience for the drama series grew considerably during its first season, surging by double-digit percent margins. The Winter run was up 28% in W18-34 over the first half of its season, with three consecutive weeks of series highs in the demo, and contributed to ABC Family’s biggest 1Q ever in Prime in Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Females 12-34.


“The Lying Game” follows identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer who were separated at birth and led very different lives, each oblivious to the other’s existence until circumstances bring them back together. Yearning for the family she never had, kind-hearted foster kid Emma agrees to step into Sutton’s privileged shoes while she searches for their birth parents, setting in motion a web of secrecy and lies.


“The Lying Game” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The series stars Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Blair Redford, Alice Greczyn, Allie Gonino and Helen Slater with guest stars Adrian Pasdar and Charisma Carpenter.


Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.


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  • Dillan

    Finally! Very happy about this. The show is actually very good.

    Wish it was airing during Summer though.

  • Lane

    YESS!! How many episodes was it picked up for?? I hope it gets better ratings this season for a season 3!!!

  • Jared

    Finally!!..This show is everything RINGER wishes it was..cant wait to see the drama unfold after season ones cliffhanger..

  • SmG

    Just after the cancellation of make it or break it, this announcement isnt surprising.

  • Sid

    PATHETIC carbon copy of PLL! It deserves cancellation!

  • SoSo

    woot woot!! Love this show and thrilled it’s coming back.

  • DonJ1973

    After the twist at the end of the finale, I was hoping this would come back. Now I wonder if Charisma Carpenter will be a regular now that she’s such an impoortant part of the show now.

  • Dillan


    The show is nothing like PLL. Just because the same person wrote the books, doesn’t mean it’s a “carbon copy”.

  • Steven Leitner


    Make it or Break It wasn’t cancelled.

  • SmG

    @Steven Leitner,

    Yes it was,

    “MIOBI nation. We all love you so much. And we are, very sadly, three weeks away from the series finale of #miobi”

    Holly Sorensen’s twitter (the creator of the series)

    Also if you watch the promos for next episode, it says “SERIES FINALE” in three weeks.

  • Ram510

    Happy to know this show is coming back!

  • david

    Great news for the Lying Game. I will be watching the show when it comes back for season two.

  • A

    Sid is just a pathetic little ringer fan

    so happy finally :D

  • SoSO


    I liked Ringer and want it to be renewed so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    But I don’t see the comparison to PLL at all.

  • Steven Leitner


    I didn’t even hear a cancellation announcement.

  • Kaylie

    Yesssss! I absolutely love this show :)
    Thanks to ABC Family.

  • SmG

    Cancellations are generally rarely announced, so do not expect a press release from ABC Family saying “xxx is cancelled” :)

    I think ABC Fam waited for MIOBI ratings to make a definite decision and as these ratings are disappointing, they chose to give TLG a shot.

  • Christian

    It’s total B.S. that MIoBI gets the shaft when it’s performing virtually the same as Lying Game with a worse lead-in and better than Jane by Design. But I knew Make It would have to do phenomenal to secure more episodes since its the bastard child from Paul Lee’s regime and JbD and TLG are the new president’s babies.

  • Chris

    This article made my day. So happy about TLG getting a second season. Brilliant show. I liked Ringer (who had a similar story) too and I love Sarah Michelle Gellar, but TLG has class. Alexandra Chando is stunning. I hope the show will get the ratings it deserves in the winter.

  • Noelle

    Yay!!!! Winter seems so far away right now, but it’ll come faster than we think <3

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