Charisma Carpenter Becomes Series Regular on 'The Lying Game'

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July 10th, 2012

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Burbank, CA (July 10, 2012) – Charisma Carpenter is joining the cast of ABC Family’s original hit series “The Lying Game.” Carpenter’s character, Rebecca Sewell, was introduced last season in a recurring role that was revealed in the season one finale to be the birth mother of identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer. The second season of the drama series begins production this month for a Winter premiere.


“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. 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.


Carpenter, renowned for her roles on “Angel” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” will be in the upcoming feature, “The Expendables 2.”


“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 also stars Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Blair Redford, Alice Greczyn, Allie Gonino and Helen Slater with guest star Adrian Pasdar.


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.


  • Tommy

    More Cordy is always a great thing :D

  • halloween

    THE HIT DRAMA SERIES “THE LYING GAME” ? this is a bubble show that barely got renewed…who are they kidding

  • Ronald

    @Halloween please stop hating,this show was not a bubble and it was going to get renewed either way.Jane by design is a bubble shows because it hasn’t hit any series high and the ratings are lows plus it actually did under 1 million time.The Lying Game was the opposite.Yay lying game season 2!

  • still good shows on tv

    I didn’t consider the lying game a bubble show I was sure it would be renewed.

  • John A

    Does this have a full season 2 or just 10 or 13 episodes?

  • Mi

    I heard 10 episodes

  • John A

    @Mi Thanks.

  • panda22

    They couldn’t have made season 2 without Charisma, after that BOMBSHELL ending…..and it was an absolute shocker NO ONE saw coming!

    Um, not that Rebecca was the twins mom, everyone knew that….but the fact Sutton KNEW she was her mom + had being working a revenge plot with mommy dearest along along……….!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!

  • JJA

    She’s great!!!

    Her guest appearance on Supernatural was one of the few bright spots of season 7.

  • Noelle

    I just seriously can’t believe that it starts airing in January. Like a whole year after they started airing the last set of episodes……..

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