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ABC Family Cancels ‘Lying Game’ After Two Seasons

CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER, BLAIR REDFORD, ALLIE GONINO, ALEXANDRA CHANDO, RYAN ROTTMAN, ALICE GRECZYN

It is sad, but true.

ABC Family has canceled “The Lying Game” after two seasons.

“Lying Game” actress Alexandra Chando shared the news on her Instagram account: “To our awesome #lyinggame fans, thank you for these two amazing seasons. Unfortunately, Abc Family has decided not to bring us back for a third season. We so wanted to do 10 more for you guys! Thanks for your support and keep up with the cast to see what’s next for us! Xx.”

Will you miss “The Lying Game?”

ABC Family Summer Schedule Announced: ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Switched at Birth’ And Four News Series Premiere Date Revealed

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ABC Family has revealed it summer schedule, which features four new series “Dancing Fools,” family drama “The Fosters,” mystery drama “Twisted” and docu-soap “The Vineyard.”

Returning series “Melissa & Joey,” “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth”and “Pretty Little Liars” return with all new episodes.

“Dancing Fools,” the half-hour comedy clip show features the funniest, most outrageous and memorable dances caught on camera. The dancers from the top two clips of the week compete on stage for a chance to win $10,000. The series is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” and in the upcoming ABC reality series “Bet on Your Baby.”

“The Fosters,” centers on two moms (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The series also stars Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.

“Twisted,” is a one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that is centered on a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past (Avan Jogia) who has recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood (Maddie Hasson and Kylie Bunbury). He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is found dead in her home. The series also stars Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards.

“The Vineyard,” is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap that follows a handful of 20-somethings on Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Melissa & Joey”

Wednesday, May 29th, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Baby Daddy”

Wednesday, May 29th, 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Dancing Fools”

Monday, June 3rd, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Fosters”

Monday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”

Tuesday, June 11th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”

Tuesday, June 11th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Twisted”

Wednesday, July 24th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “The Vineyard”

‘The Lying Game’ Reveals Cast Photos

The second season of ‘The Lying Game” doesn’t premiere until Jan. 8 at 9/8c, but ABC Family has unveiled the cast photos. Ryan Rottman (“90210”) who joined the series in a recurring role as Jordan is pictured along with the cast.

Read season 2 official synopsis and take a look at the photos below.

As the twins’ saga continues in season two, there are more surprises, secrets and lies. The girls’ recently revealed birth mother Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) lures Sutton (Alexandra Chando) into her plans for the Mercer family. Emma (Chando) grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton. Kristin feels betrayed after Ted came clean about his long ago affair with Rebecca, but Ted might be hiding even more shocking revelations. And Mads connects with a mysterious new guy in town who brings a whole new level of secrets with him.

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ABC Family Reveals ‘Lying Game,’ ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Switched At Birth’ & ‘Bunheads Return Dates

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Buckle up for safety, because four ABC Family original series are returning sooner than you think.

The cabler announced today, its winter premiere dates of “Switched At Birth,” “The Lying Game,” “Bunheads” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

ABC Family Picks Up ‘Pretty Little Liars’ For Season 4.

After its forthcoming Halloween special, which airs Tues., Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET, “Pretty Little Liars” will return for the second half of its third season on Tues., Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. The forthcoming episodes will pick up when Mona has been released from Radley and is headed back to Rosewood, much to Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna’s dismay.

“Switched at Birth” second season premieres Monday, Jan. 7th at 8 p.m. ET. “This season sees dramatic changes in the lives of the Kennish and Vasquez families as a result of the verdict in the baby switch trial.”

While “Bunheads” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, Jan. 7th at 9 ET. The upcoming episodes will pick up a couple of months after Michelle has left Paradise to try and return to her former life in Las Vegas.

Lastly, “The Lying Game” season 2 will debut on Tuesday, January 8th, 9 p.m. ET. The saga will continue as Rebecca, Sutton and Emma’s birth mother “lures Sutton into her plans for the Mercer family. Emma grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton. Kristin feels betrayed after Ted came clean about his long ago affair with Rebecca, but Ted might be hiding even more shocking revelations. And Mads connects with a mysterious new guy in town who brings a whole new level of secrets with him.”

ABC Family Picks Up ‘Pretty Little Liars’ For Season 4

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ABC Family’s hit drama “Pretty Little Liars” has been renewed for a fourth season. The fourth season of 24 episodes is slated to air mid 2013, the network announced today.

The series will air a special Halloween-themed episode on Tues, Oct. 23rd at 8/7c, as part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.” The second half of the third season is expected to return in January 2013.

TV Weekly News: Micheal J. Fox Returns to NBC, ABC Family Picks Up Jennifer Lopez’s New Series And More.

Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

Micheal J. Fox is returning to NBC after three decades.

The TV veteran will star in an untitled new series where Fox is a husband and father of three dealing with family, career, and challenges (including Parkinson). The new series is loosely based on the “Family Ties” alum’s life.

NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the new series.

  • The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
  • VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season, which will debut late 2013.
  • Utah’s station KSL-TV will not air Ryan Murphy new comedy series “The New Normal.” The series follows a gay couple who tries to have a baby via a surrogate. [EW]
  • P!nk, Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys will be featured in the 17th season of “VH1 Storytellers.” The new season bows out this November. [VH1]
  • Good news “Arrested Development” fans! “Arrested Development” which will be aired on Netflix is set to debut next spring. Additionally, the fourth season is schedule to debut more than ten episodes. [EW]
  • “The Killing” may not be dead after all.  The series which was cancelled by AMC network last month may be picked up by Netflix or DirecTV for a third season. [TVLine]
  • ABC Family has picked up a new series called “The Fosters” -a working title -from executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The drama series is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Will you watch this series? [ABC Family]
  • Syfy is working on remaking a UK sci-fi series “Blake’s 7.” The series followed renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet and became heroes. [EW]
  • Jon Glaser has joined “Parks and Recreation” season 5 as a town councilman and Leslie’s nemesis. [TVLine]
  • “Glee” showrunner, Ryan Murphy tweeted the key arts of the upcoming season of the musical dramedy. Take a look at the posters below.
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ABC Family Renews ‘Switched at Birth,’ ‘Baby Daddy,’ ‘Melissa & Joey’ and Orders more ‘Bunheads’

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Abc family picks up more episodes of “Bunheads,” and in addition renewed “Melissa & Joey,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Baby Daddy.” Meanwhile “Jane By Design” has been cancelled.

“Baby Daddy” and “Switched at Birth” were renewed for sophomore seasons, while “Melissa & Joey” received a third season pickup. Theses comedy series (Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey) will return in Spring 2013.

Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Series Programming and Development, ABC Family, said in a press release: “I’m so pleased to add more ‘Baby Daddy’ and ‘Bunheads’ to our lineup, …So many returning originals spotlight how well our programming resonates with our audience. It also furthers our promise to continue to deliver programming that is engaging, optimistic and relatable.”

This means Monday’s episode of “Bunheads” will be a summer finale. The hit drama series and “Switched at Birth” will return this Winter.

‘The Good Wife’ Casts Nathan Lane and More Casting News.

Nathan Lane joins the cast of “The Good Wife” for season 4.

Lane will recur as a “bottom line-obsessed manager imposed on Lockhart & Gardner by the bank to cut costs.” Lane’s arrival will disturb the partners relationships – mostly Will and Diane, and will help get the firm back in financial shape.

Related: ‘The Good Wife’ Casts Maura Tierney & Marc Warren.

Lane casting comes in the wake of “ER” alum, Maura Tierney and British actor Marc Warren, whom would be appearing in the season premiere. Maura Tierney will play a self-made billionaire, the latter will play Kalinda’s manipulative ex-husband. And yesterday Kristin Chenoweth joined the cast in a recurring role of a political journalist.

Related: Kristin Chenoweth Heads to ‘The Good Wife’.

Nathan Lane will make his debut on the show during the fourth season premiere.

More casting news!

“Breaking Bad” casts Scottish actress Laura Fraser, reports EW. The actress will play Lydia a “former of associate of Gus (Giancarlo Esposito)” who is an important character in season 5.The trailer of “Breaking Bad” Season 5 was released yesterday.

It is official. Charisma Carpenter has been bumped to a series regular on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game.” Carpenter recurred as Rebecca (Annie) Sewell, Sutton and Emma’s mum on the series. This means there will be more deceiving and bad stabbing on the “Lying Game.”

Weekly TV News: The Kardashians, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” and More

The eldest daughter played by Alexandra Krosney on “Last Man Standing” has been bumped down/let go for “creative reasons,” according to [TVLine]

Bryan Cranston will host the Television Critics Association Awards TVGuide announced. The non-televised award show will take place on Saturday, July 28 in Los Angeles.

Nick Offerman and Kerry Washington will announce the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 19 at 8:40/7:40c a.m. The Emmys will air live Sunday, Sept. 23 on ABC. [TVLine]

Nicole Scherzinger will join the judges on the U.K. edition of “The X Factor.” The former Pussycat Doll along with Paula Abdul and Steve Jones, the host were axed from the U.S. edition of the singing competition. The axed U.S. judges have been replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. [CNN]

Oprah sits down with the Kardashian clan on Sunday. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” featuring the Kardashians airs Sun., June 17 at 8  ET on OWN. Watch the promo below:

Summer premieres continues this week. Find out which series premiere/debut this week by checking out the list below:

  • “Falling Skies” (Season 2 premiere: Sun., June 17, 9 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (Series Premiere) The Vh1 “Love & Hip Hop”  spin-off follows six women of hip hop. The 10 episode series premieres Mon., June 18 at 8/7c p.m. Check out the poster & watch the supertrailer below:

  • “Glass House” (Series Premiere) ABC famous “Glass House premieres Mon., June 18, 10 ET on ABC.
  • “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” (Series Premiere: Tues., June 19 on Lifetime) The reality show  ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp‘ follows Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin as she raise her son Tripp on her own. The 10 episode series airs Tues., June 19 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
  • “Baby Daddy” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family) This sitcom follows Ben, who finds a baby on his doorstep left by an ex and instantly becomes a new dad. Ben decides to raise the child with help from his mom, brother, best friend and gal pal. Watch the promo below:
  • “Inside Men” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on BBC America)
  • “Futurama” (Season 7 premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central)
  • “The Soul Man” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on TV Land) In this “Hot In Cleveland” spinoff, R&B singer Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric “The Entertainer”) leaves the glitz and glamour of being a superstar in Vegas to a Reverend in his father’s church, with his reluctant wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and family.
  • “The Exes” (Season 2 premiere : Wed., June 20, 10:30 p.m. ET on TV Land) What’s in store for Holly (Kristen Johnston) and the gang?
  • “Snooki & JWoww” (series premiere: Thurs., June 21, 10 p.m. ET on MTV) In this “Jersey Shore” spin-off, a pregnant & engaged Snooki move in with JWoww.

 

 

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Weekly TV News: ‘Body of Proof,’ CW, and More.

The dismissals continue at ABC network.

 

However, Shonda Rhimes has nothing to do with these dismissals. The actors fired starred in ABC’s “Body of Proof.” According to TVLine, John Carroll Lynch, who played police detective Bud Morris since the pilot of the show tweeted “I can confirm that BOP did not pick up my option.”

Meanwhile, original cast members Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Sam Baker, and Nicholas Bishop, who played investigator Peter Dunlop, will not return for a third season.

Related: ‘Awkward’ Season 2 Trailer: Things Are Going to Get ‘Awkwarder’.
CW released the premiere dates of its summer shows earlier this week.

First, “Remodeled” starring modeling industry icon Paul Fisher, returns on Monday, July 9 at 10/9c p.m. and “The L.A. Complex” season 2 premieres on Tuesday, July 17 at 9/8c p.m.

“Oh Sit!,” is  hosted by Jamie Kennedy and Jessi Cruickshank, will challenge 12 thrill-seekers to go head-to-head in a musical chairs competition that features five physically demanding obstacle-course-style eliminations. The show debuts Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 8/7c p.m.

“The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep,” formerly titled “The Star Next Door” is set to debut Thurs., Aug. 16 at 9/8c p.m. The singing competition  will document a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. The celebrity mentors include Joe Jonas, Nelly, Gloria Estefan, and John Rich.

Lastly, “America’s Next Top Model: College Edition” will debut its 19th cycle on Friday, Aug. 24 at 8/7c p.m. Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone, will return for the upcoming season, but with new judges Rob Evans and Johnny Wujek who have replaced J. Alexander and Nigel Barker, and mentor Jay Manuel. The new element, viewers now have a say on who stays and who goes. Visit CWTV.com to cast your vote.

Talking about summer shows, the Summer premieres continue this week. Here is the list of premieres:

  • “True Blood” (Season 5 premiere) Sun., June 10, 9 p.m. on HBO. Waiting sucks, but the wait is almost over for Season 5, which picks up right where the shocking Season 4 finale left off.

‘True Blood’: Trust Issues Promo

  • “Our America With Lisa Ling” (Season 3 summer premiere) Sun., June 10, 10 p.m. ET on OWN
  • “Mob Wives Chicago” (Series premiere) Sun., June 10, 8 p.m. E.T. on Vh1.
  • “Tia & Tamera” (Season 2 premiere) Mon., June 11, 8 p.m. ET on Style. The previous season was all about Tia’s pregnancy and Tamera’s wedding, but this season, it is Tamera’s turn to prepare for motherhood.
  • “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” (Season 5 premiere) Mon., June 11, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
  • “Bunheads” (Series premiere) Mon., June 11, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family. Michelle (Sutton Foster) goes from sexy Vegas showgirl to small-town ballet instructor in this new series from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
  • “Dallas” (Series premiere) Wed., June 13, 9 p.m. ET on TNT. Welcome back to Southfork Ranch, where the “Dallas” alum and some fresh blood are still scheming and backstabbing for the rights to that black gold bubbling under the surface in their own backyard.
  • “Burn Notice” (Season 6 premiere) June 14, 10 p.m. ET on USA. The gang’s all back — except Fiona.
  • “Suits” (Season 2 premiere) Thurs., June 14, 10 p.m. ET on USA. “Suits” was a hit last summer, and we can’t wait to see what Mike and Harvey pull off next in their unlikely legal partnership this season. It seems the secret is out, watch the sneak peek below.