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The Lying Game: TV Series Gets Season Two Renewal

Season two renewal for The Lying Game on ABC FamilyABC Family has renewed freshman series The Lying Game for a second season. The TV show has done well for the cable channel and was given a full season order back in September. The 20 episodes of season one finished airing on March 5th.

The cable channel hasn’t said how many episodes of The Lying Game they’ve ordered this time around. However, they have said that the cast and crew will go back into production this summer and season two will kick off next winter.

Here’s the full press release from ABC Family:

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 ABCFamily.com 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.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Lying Game has been renewed? How do you think it compares to the other ABC Family dramas?

 

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Lissa May 31, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love that show so much that I wish Lying Game would be on a dvd. I hope !!!! Just like Switched at birth

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Megan May 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

I am so happy that they renewed it. I’ve been waiting so long for it to come back on. I wish it was it would come back sooner though. At least I have my other favorite show Pretty Little Liars to get me through the summer. lol

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Glory B May 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I am so happy That The Lying Game is coming back. Wish we didn’t have to wait until winter, tho. It really is a very good show. I am 66 and just love it. Can’t wait for Monday nights!!

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Sandi April 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I’m not as young as most of the viewers are, but I love The Llying Game. I coudn’t wait for Monday night to come so I could watch the show. I’m glad it was renewed.

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Tai April 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I was so hoping that they would renew the season. I love this show. I am disappointed that it wont be back until winter time. I would have really liked a fall release. Oh well, at least that means consecutive new shows and very few re-runs.

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Colin April 25, 2012 at 6:45 am

I’m still rather bitter at ABC Family for canceling 10 Things I Hate About You

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DJ April 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I am extremely excited about TLG season 2…I can’t wait for it to air!

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