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ABC Family Cancels 'The Lying Game'

A decision on bubble series "Bunheads," meanwhile, has not yet been made.

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"The Lying Game"

ABC Family has canceled The Lying Game.

A representative for the youth-skewing cable network confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the teen drama starring Alexandra Chando will not return for a third season.

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The actress broke the news personally on Twitter early Monday. "To our awesome #lyinggame fans, thank you for these two amazing seasons. Unfortunately, ABC Family has decided not to bring us back for a third season. We so wanted to do 10 more for you guys! Thanks for your support and keep up with the cast to see what's next for us!" 

Alloy Entertainment's  Lying Game, a story about identical twins who switch lives, was one of two series awaiting word on its future at ABC Family. A decision on fellow bubble series Bunheads has yet to be made, a network spokesperson tells THR.

ABC Family took a wait-and-see approach to renewing both shows, opting to weigh the numbers for new series The Fosters and Twisted. The Fosters continues to set series highs with each new airing, most recently raking as Monday's top scripted TV telecast among women 12-34, and No. 2 among women 18-34 as well as viewers 12-34. 

Twisted opened to a harder-to-gauge 1.6 million viewers, benefiting from the massive return for ABC Family's signature series Pretty Little Liars

Meanwhile, Switched at Birth most recently set season highs among adults 18-49 and women 18-49. 

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