3:07pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Pretty Little Liars': Tyler Blackburn to Return as Series Regular
Tyler Blackburn is headed back to Rosewood.
ABC Family announced Wednesday that Blackburn, who toplined the shortlived spinoff Ravenswood, will return as a series regular on Pretty Little Liars for the upcoming fifth season.
The actor is expected to return as Caleb Rivers "early in the season." Though no specifics were detailed in the announcement, Caleb is expected to be back in the lives of his ex, Hanna (Ashley Benson), and the other Liars upon his return to Rosewood. Pretty Little Liars executive producer Oliver Goldstick would only say that "it's a lovely reunion." It is unclear whether other core Ravenswood characters will also re-appear on Pretty Little Liars.
ABC Family canceled Ravenswood on Feb. 14 following a 10-episode run after closing the season with 1.4 million viewers. Ravenswood was given a straight-to-series order early last year, but has never been a ratings performer like Pretty Little Liars since it debuted in October.
Pretty Little Liars is produced by Alloy Entertainment with Warner Horizon Television. Marlene King Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty are executive producers. Troian Bellisario, Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse star.
Pretty Little Liars wraps up its current fourth season on March 18, while season five kicks off June 10.