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ABC Family Renews 'The Lying Game' for Season 2

The drama resumes production this summer with a winter return in mind.

The Lying Game (ABC Family)
ABC Family

The Lying Game will go on at ABC Family.

The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed the drama, based on a young adult book series of the same name by Sara Shepard, for a second season. Production is scheduled to start this summer ahead of a winter premiere.

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Starring Alexandra Chando as identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer, The Lying Game has done well among the network's favorable young demos, particularly women. Its numbers got a boost during the second half of its freshman season when following Pretty Little Liars on Mondays. It nabbed a ratings high of 1.7 million viewers with its new lead-in, pulling a strong showing adults 18-49 (0.7 rating, 903,000 viewers).

ABC Family attributes those numbers to its strongest first quarter primetime showing ever among women 18-34, women 18-49 and females 12-34.

Alloy Entertainment produces The Lying Game in association with Warner Horizon Television. Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive produce.

Pratt also developed Shepard's adaptation.