ABC Family tells us that the second season of The Lying Game will debut on January 8th, preceded by the first of the 11 remaining episodes of the third season of Pretty Little Liars. The latter has already been renewed for a third season.
Here’s the press release:
ABC FAMILY’S “NIGHT OF LIES” RETURNS WITH THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS” AND THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF “THE LYING GAME,” AIRING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, STARTING AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Premieres Follow an All-Day Marathon of “The Lying Game” on December 31st From 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM And an All Day “Pretty Little Liars” Marathon On January 8th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET/PT
Burbank, CA (December 3, 2012) – The new year starts off with a bang when ABC Family’s original series “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Lying Game” return with more deceptions and drama in all new episodes starting on Tuesday, January 8th.
In the mid-season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars,” entitled “She’s Better Now,” airing Tuesday, January 8th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT), Radley Sanitarium has given Mona a clean bill of health and she is headed back to the halls of Rosewood High, much to the Liars’ dismay. With their former tormentor now back in their everyday life, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take very different views of the “new” Mona. She made their lives a living hell… Is she really cured? And what other secrets could she be holding onto? It’s up to Mona to prove to the Liars if she has changed or not.
The “lies” continue in the Season Two premiere of “The Lying Game,” entitled “The Revengers,” airing Tuesday, January 8th (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). Alec is in jail following his arrest for Derek’s murder, but he still manages to unnerve Emma, who is desperate for answers. Rebecca and Sutton’s mother-daughter bonding consists of formulating their plans for the Mercer family, which contradicts Emma and Laurel’s plan to reunite Ted and Kristin. Meanwhile, Mads goes looking for trouble, and meets a mysterious new guy in town.
“Pretty Little Liars” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Chad Lowe, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
“The Lying Game” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, and is executive-produced by Charles Pratt Jr., Leslie Morganstein, Gina Girolamo, and Fred Gerber. The series cast includes Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Charisma Carpenter, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn, Blair Redford, and Helen Slater, with guest star Adrian Pasdar. Guest stars in “The Revengers” include Christian Alexander, Tyler Christopher, Ryan Rottman, and Yara Martinez.
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