TCA News: ABC Family thrilled with the success of THE LYING GAME

Alexandra Chando plays twins in THE LYING GAME | ©2011 ABC Family/Colleen Hayes

While THE LYING GAME performed well during the first half of Season 1 last summer, ABC Family President Michael Riley says the slight changes made to the second half of the season and a time slot shift this month has rewarded the net with another super hit. “We knew we had something special last summer,” Riley says at today’s TCA ABC Family press conference. “We had had five shows that we put into production. That was double the number of new shows we’ve had ant any given moment. We knew as a cable network, we didn’t want to launch everything […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Adrian Pasdar on THE LYING GAME, the end of HEROES and CASTLE

Adrian Pasdar THE LYING GAME - Season 1 - "Being Sutton"| ©2011 ABC Family/Bill Records

ABC Family has a runaway hit with PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, the teen drama based on a series of books by Sara Shepard. Happily for all concerned, Shepard has another series of books about a different set of teens called THE LYING GAME, which airs Monday nights on ABC Family. In THE LYING GAME, Alexandra Chando plays dual roles. Emma Becker is a good-hearted adolescent who has spent much of her life in foster homes. This changes when she is contacted by her identical twin Sudden Mercer, who was adopted long ago by the well-to-do couple Kristen (Helen Slater) and Ted […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: ABC Family’s THE LYING GAME will be loosely adapted from the Sara Shepard novels

Alexandra Chando plays twins in THE LYING GAME | ©2011 ABC Family/Colleen Hayes

With ABC Family finding success with PRETTY LITTLE LIARS based on the young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the network is now adapting THE LYING GAME to series from the Shepard novels as well about twins (both played by Alexandra Chando ) who discover the other exists and decide to swap lives temporarily with disastrous (and mysterious) results. Like LIARS, THE LYING GAME will follow its own path in order to sustain itself as a TV series, and at today’s Television Critics Association press session for the show, executive producer Charles Pratt, Jr. spoke about the adaptation. “If you’ve read the […]Read On »

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