ABC Family Announces 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Tyler Blackburn Will Headline Spin-Off Series 'Ravenswood'

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April 30th, 2013

Tyler Blackburn

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“Ravenswood” Set to Premiere in October



BURBANK, CA (April 30, 2013) – ABC Family announced today that “Pretty Little Liars” star Tyler Blackburn will be the first resident of the spin-off series “Ravenswood.” Following the successful announcement of the “Ravenswood” pickup on social media, the network broke the casting news on all “Ravenswood” and “Pretty Little Liars” social media platforms.


Blackburn’s character, Caleb Rivers, will travel to Ravenswood during the annual “Pretty Little Liars” special Halloween episode. The “Ravenswood” series will premiere immediately after. Blackburn will still be seen in the upcoming summer season of “Pretty Little Liars.”


From “Pretty Little Liars” executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein, “Ravenswood” will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of “Pretty Little Liars”), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town’s mysterious and terrible history before it’s too late for each of them.


Season 4 of “Pretty Little Liars” will premiere Tuesday, June 11, on ABC Family, as the Liars strive to make sense of the mysterious “Red Coat” and what plans he or she may have in store for them.


“Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood” are produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, and are executive-produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty.


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.

  • Glenwithme

    Wouldn’t the girls had already guarduated by the Halloween special ?

  • Gabe

    He might be the only character from the entire show I could not care less about, so I guess there’s no reason to watch it. The actor can’t act that well either, so not sure what they’re thinking.

  • Ryan

    One of the writers has said that it will not take place on Halloween.

  • Tom

    Fascinating. Now what about Bunheads?

  • Jenny


    I have to say I agree with you. He’s kind of a really flat actor, so I’m not really excited by this news.

  • pinkie

    this is so exciting.i am very interested in watching ravenswood,pretty little liars and every thriller(twisted) on abc family.i love that abc family is specialising in teen thrillers of high quality family is the best.

  • DonJ1973

    So I guess this means Caleb and Hanna are breaking up.

    Interesting they are choosing a male lead from PLL to help launch the series. The key next will be casting the female leads. I think that will be a challenge. Do you go no-name or try to find someone familiar to ABC Family viewers.

  • rob60990

    They can have him.

  • John A

    Meh if this guy is a lead then i might not bother watching this.

  • Penny

    No her is sore boring. ughh

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