ABC 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.
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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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