Nellie Andreeva

ABC Family has renewed its flagship drama series Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of The American Teenager. The second season pickup of Pretty Little Liars comes on the heels of the show’s big premiere for the winter portion of its first season that drew 4.2 million viewers, posting huge games from the summer debut and hitting series highs in total viewers as well as all key demographics: adults 18-34 (1.4 million), adults 18-49 (1.9 million), women 18-49 (1.6 million) and people 12-34 (2.9 million). Meanwhile, Secret Life, which put ABC Family on the original series map with its 2008 launch, is being renewed for a fourth season. It continues to be ABC Family’s highest-rated series.

In his first TCA appearance, new ABC Family president Michael Riley, touted the channel’s ratings growth and talked about the six pilots it has in the works. “This is the most aggressive development slate in the network’s history,” he said. “More drama, more action, more comedy to come with ABC Family.”

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