ABC FAMILY PICKS UP "THE LYING GAME"
Burbank, CA (Tuesday, February 22, 2011) - ABC Family has picked up an additional one-hour scripted drama, "The Lying Game." The drama is in addition to the three previously announced series pick-ups, the one-hour dramas "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" and "Switched at Birth," and the half-hour multi-cam comedy series, "The Great State of Georgia."
"The Lying Game" follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls' designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place. "The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads; and Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel. Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "All My Children," "Melrose Place") serves as executive producer and writer; Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. Produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars).
About Warner Horizon Television
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's fastest-growing television companies, specializing in the creation of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV's current unscripted shows include "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor Pad" and the upcoming "Take the Money and Run" for ABC, the upcoming "The Voice" for NBC and "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" for MTV. Scripted programs from WHTV are "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Memphis Beat" for TNT, "Pretty Little Liars" for ABC Family and "Glory Daze" for TBS.
About Alloy Entertainment:
Alloy Entertainment (AE) develops and produces original books, television shows, web series and feature films. More than 75 of AE's books have made The New York Times bestseller list, including Gossip Girl, The Clique, The A-List, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Private,
The Luxe and Pretty Little Liars. Alloy is currently in production on the CW series "Gossip Girl," now in its fourth season, and "The Vampire Diaries," the network's highest rated program, currently in its sophomore year. Additionally, the freshman series "Pretty Little Liars" performs to network-high ratings for ABC Family. In 2011 Alloy will begin production on the new ABC Family series "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," and the pilots "Secret Circle" for the CW and Nickelodeon's "How to Rock." AE also develops, produces and distributes web series including 2009's "Private," 2010's "First Day" and "Hollywood Is Like High School with Money," and the upcoming "Talent." Alloy produced the feature films "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and its sequel, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," "Sex Drive" and "The Clique."
About ABC Family
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas!" ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.