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The Lying Game

ABC Family Lying Game TV showNetwork: ABC Family
Episodes: 30 (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: August 15, 2011 – March 12, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Alexandra Chando, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn, Blair Redford, Andy Buckley, Helen Slater, Christian Alexander, Kirsten Prout, and Sharon Pierre-Louis.

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TV show description:
Inspired by the Sara Shepard book series of the same name, this TV show follows long-lost twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer (both played by Alexandra Chando).

Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the foster system. When the twins are reunited as teenagers, they keep it a secret. After finally meeting face to face, Emma agrees to impersonate her sister while the real Sutton tires to find their biological parents in Los Angeles. But when Sutton doesn’t return when promised, Emma knows something’s amiss.

Laurel (Allie Gonino) is Ted and Kristin Mercer’s biological daughter who’s the same age as Sutton and Emma. A sassy and sarcastic teenager, she unwittingly becomes a good source of information for Emma about the Mercer family.

Ethan Whitehorse (Blair Redford) is an edgy “bad boy” who’s the brother of a local police officer. After “Sutton” accuses him of stalking her, he realizes that the young woman he has been secretly dating is actually not who he thought she was. He proves to be a loyal guy and is willing to act as Emma’s confidant as they both await Sutton’s return.

Nisha Randall (Sharon Pierre-Louis) is Sutton’s rival and fellow star tennis player.

Two of Sutton’s best friends are Charlotte “Char” Chamberlin (Kirsten Prout) and Madeline “Mads” Rybak (Alice Greczyn). Chaz has a happy demeanor that masks the fact that her mother has just returned for another stint in drug and alcohol rehab.

Meanwhile, Mads is a cool, intelligent high school student and ballerina. Her mother left the picture years ago, and her father Alec (Adrian Pasdar) is trying to turn a new leaf with his family as he continues to hide the indiscretions of his past. Mads is very close to her older brother Thayer (Christian Alexander). Neither Chaz nor Mads realize that their best friend has been replaced.

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Series Finale

Episode 30 — To Live For
Dan discovers evidence in Theresa’s murder that points directly to Rebecca, but when the police try to arrest her, she has vanished.

Meanwhile, Ethan tells a devastated Emma he needs to be there for his brother — which means not being involved with Emma anymore. Everyone gathers for a charity benefit in Theresa’s name, where Rebecca gets Alec alone on the roof saying she’s discovered the real identity of the murderer.

As Ted is about to come clean to Kristin about the twins once and for all, Alec crashes through the skylight, falling to the ground in the middle of the event. A new discovery is later made about Thayer.
First aired: March 12, 2013.

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What do you think? Do you like The Lying Game? How long do you think this TV show should continue?

 

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crissy March 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

This is a disappointment. I wish they would bring it back. This show is better than a lot of their other shows that are still in air. ABC family didn’t think very good on this decision.

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Detra Thomas March 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

ABC should at least give a clear cut end to a series. I loved watching this show and I am not a teenager. I’m 59 and it kept my attention. I was really looking forward to see how it was going to end. Soooo disappointed! Would love to see it come back.

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Becky February 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm

YES I THINK IT SHOULD DEF COME BACK!! HOW CAN IT JUST CANCEL WHEN KRISTEN IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE TWINS?? THERES JUST SOO MUCH THAT WAS GOING ON THAT IT CAN NOT JUST CANCEL!!

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Lucy January 27, 2014 at 12:47 am

“The Lying Game” was the only show on ABC Family I ever found worth watching. I can’t believe it was cancelled, especially when the last episode leaves you hanging right after Alec crashed through a skylight and before Kristen finds out Sutton has a twin! That’s pretty shoddy treatment of it’s faithful fans. Shame on you, ABC Family.

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Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 5:43 am

This show had many loyal watchers. I believe that if you bought it back, the ratings would improve. Outside of this show ABC Family Newberry really caught my attention. I was so hooked on this show and I’m 37 years old!! Please… bring it back!

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Yolanda Gonzalez January 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

My daughters got me hooked on watching the show it’s so much better than watching other boring TV shows. I am truly heart broken the series was cancelled. The funny thing is I’m not one to sit down an watch TV. I do my daily routine get up early 4am get ready for work to be there at 6am fun fun then pick kiddos from school then fun fun stuff soccer mom, therapy, cook dinner all the fun stuff keep house in order and I finally have something to watch and it’s gone….very disappointed.

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shannon January 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm

can’t believe it. looking for the lying game for DVR. cancelled? you’re crazy!

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K... January 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I cant believe that they canceled this show! I loved the lying game and agree that I am tired of watching shows that dont finish. Please bring it back, the fans would love you!!

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