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'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ashley Benson Drops by 'Ravenswood' Spinoff (Exclusive)

The actress will be seen in the fifth episode of the ABC Family spinoff.

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Ashley Benson and Tyler Blackburn on "Pretty Little Liars"

A Pretty Little Liars star is set to make an appearance in Ravenswood.

Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna on the ABC Family flagship series, will be seen in an upcoming episode of the Pretty Little Liars spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

In the fifth episode, she will be seen talking to Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) on the phone while he is in Ravenswood.

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Ravenswood centers on a town not far from Rosewood, Penn., which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late for all of them.

Blackburn will be seen traveling to Ravenswood during the Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode, airing Oct. 22. But it won't be the first time viewers will see the town. In the July 16 episode of Pretty Little Liars, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Toby (Keegan Allen) gave viewers the first glimpse.

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Benson's appearance marks the first time a Pretty Little Liars regular will be guest-starring on the new series, following on the heels of Blackburn's departure from the main series.

Merritt Patterson, Brett Dier, Nicole Gale Anderson and Britne Oldford round out the cast of the new show, which also will welcome Justin Bruening in a recurring capacity.

Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein are executive producing Ravenswood. Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television produce Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars.

Benson is repped by WME and LBI Entertainment.

Ravenswood premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars returns for the second half of season four in early 2014.

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