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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Contact:  Robin Finn, ABC Family Media Relations, (818) 955-4728,

  • Donshel

    Good news and bad:

    The goood news its returning. yay!
    The bad news. We have to wait until 2013.

  • Jenny

    I’m happy to see The Lying Game renewed. At first I thought Pretty Little Liars was way better, but now The Lying Game has gotten really intense with it’s twists and story lines it’s about on par with Pretty Little Liars. It’s definitely improved a lot from the pilot. Them premiering it in winter most likely means it will be airing after Pretty Little Liars in January, which is a smart move.

  • SoSo


    I was a little confused by the term “winter” but if they are filming this summer I bet it’ll start in late Sept early Oct. At least I hope so.

  • Stan

    I read that Jane by Design was renewed too! What is up with that? They’re paring it with PLL in the summer.. Mismatch I say

  • Bob

    Great news. I think this is great.

  • Julien

    LOOL “A” YOU are so PATHETIC !! You live for Ringer or what ? It’s obssession for U !! If you don’t look the show, why you talk about it? THAT it’s PATHETIC ;)

  • Rachel


    This show is nothing like PLL. You clearly are out of your mind.

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