PRETTY LITTLE LIARS fans get a special treat on Tuesday, January 8 when the show’s nemesis, Mona Vanderaal, sends clues to fans via Twitter and on-air snipes during the premieres of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (8 p.m. ET/PT) and THE LYING GAME (9 p.m. ET/PT). Coming from the Twitter handle @MonaVanderwaal, fans will need to decode Mona’s tweets to unlock a secret video featuring footage not seen in the premiere episode.
In addition, the ABC Family Tweetapalooza schedule (talent and schedule subject to change):
7 p.m.: Live Blog Party with Keegan Allen at www.abcfamily.com/prettylittleliars
8 p.m.: Live Twitter Chat with Keegan Allen @KeeganAllen
8 p.m.: Live Blog Party with Alexandra Chando at www.abcfamily.com/thelyinggame
9 p.m.: Live Twitter Chat with Alexandra Chando @AlexandraChando
In the mid-season premiere of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00 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. Keegan Allen stars as Toby, Spencer’s boyfriend and a secret member of the “A” Team.
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 “lies” continue in the Season 2 premiere of THE LYING GAME Tuesday, January 8th at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Alec is in jail following his arrest for Derek’s murder, but he still manages to unnerve Emma (Alexandra Chando), 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 another standout year, 2012 wrapped as ABC Family's most-watched year on record in Prime in target female demos Women 18-34 (280,000) and Women 18-49 (449,000), and qualified as the network's #2 year of all time in Adults 18-34 (392,000), Viewers 12-34 (592,000) and Females 12-34 (435,000). Impressively, 2012 marked ABC Family's 9th consecutive year of growth in Women 18-49 and 7th straight year in Women 18-34.
Competitively, for the first time in the network's history ABC Family emerged as the year's #1 cable TV network in Females 12-34, recorded its highest annual Prime rank ever in Adults 18-34 (#7) and Women 18-34 (#2), matched last year's all-time high in Women 18-49 (#3), and for the 4th straight year Top 10 ranks were achieved in Total Viewers (#10) and Adults 18-49 (#9). In fact, 2012 also marked the 4th consecutive year The Walt Disney Company owned 3 of cable TV's Top 10 networks in Total Viewers, with Disney Channel (#2 - 2.4 million), ESPN (#3 - 2.3 million) and ABC Family (#10 - 1.4 million).
- INTERVIEW: Showrunner Marlene King Previews PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
- Sutton Foster & Amy Sherman-Palladino Preview BUNHEADS
- INTERVIEW: Lucas Grabeel of SWITCHED AT BIRTH, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, etc.
- INTERVIEW: Katie Leclerc on Kissing Justin Bruening, Her Most Challenging Scene and Eating Crickets!
- INTERVIEW: Lea Thompson Previews SWITCHED AT BIRTH Season 2
- INTERVIEW: Vanessa Marano Previews SWITCHED AT BIRTH Fall Season
INTERVIEWS: Kin Shriner Lynn Herring (Part 2) Danna García Robin Mattson Kristian Alfonso
CASTING NEWS: Darin Brooks joining B&B Michelle Stafford leaving Y&R Hunter Tylo leaving B&B
Daytime Emmy Nominations Revealed! Jeanne Cooper dead at 84 - Tribute planned
ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE shakeup writing teams - Updated AMC/OLTL spoilers