‘Pretty Little Liars’ Spring Finale Tuesday’s Top TV Show With Females 12-34 And Most Tweeted Show Of 2014 To Date

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 3:16pm PDT

The spring finale of ABC Family‘s Pretty-Little-Liars__140228040725-275x264Pretty Little Liars became the most tweeted telecast of 2014 and the No. 4 most tweeted series telecast in TV history, with nearly 1.5 million tweets by nearly 411,000 unique contributors, peaking at … Read More »

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ABC Family Sets Summer Premiere Dates

TORI SPELLING, JENNIE GARTHABC Family announced the summer premieres of three new original series. Three nights of original programming will include new drama Chasing Life and comedies Young & Hungry, starring Emily Osment, and Mystery Girls, starring and executive produced by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. Pretty Little Liars, Switched At Birth and The Fosters also return in June with new episodes.

abcfamily1Chasing Life premieres Tuesday, June 10 at 9 PM ET/PT.  The new one-hour drama follows April (Italia Ricci), an aspiring journalist who tries to balance her career with her family. Young & Hungry, executive produced by Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8 PM ET/PT. Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi ( Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Mystery Girls premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8:30 ET/PT. The comedy follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery.

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Global Showbiz Briefs: 3 Warner Bros TV Series Headed To Asia; Italian Exhibitors Blast TV Airing Of ‘The Great Beauty’; More

‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘ER’ Getting Local Versions In Asia
Pretty Little LiarsWarner Bros Television Group series Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl and ER have been commissioned and optioned as local versions in the Philippines, Thailand and India, respectively. In the Philippines, ABC Development Corporation is in production on Pretty Little Liars with the 22-episode adaptation to air on TV5 in April. The show ranks as the No. 1 original series of all time on ABC Family, where its 5th season will air this summer. In Thailand, Kantana Public Company Limited is producing an 18-episode local adaptation of Gossip Girl. In India, ER is under option with Gold Television Network. This follows the announcement last month that a Colombian version of the show was going forward. Read More »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Winter Debut Most Tweeted Season Premiere In TV History; Ratings So-So

By | Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 2:28pm PST

UPDATED: The winter debut of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars is the most-tweeted Pretty-Little-liars-pretty-little-liars-tv-show-15826047-1440-900season premiere in TV history. Tuesday’s debut generated more than 1.3 million tweets by nearly 700,000 contributors, peaking at a rate of 30,000 tweets per minute. The series now accounts for the Top 5 most-tweeted TV series telecasts on record, with eight episodes amassing more than 1 million tweets

Pretty Little Liars ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 telecast among women 18-34 (900,000), viewers 12-34 (2.1 million) and 12-34 females (1.8 million). It also was the No. 1 cable telecast in primetime in the 18-34 demo. An average of 3.2 million total viewers tuned in to join the search for the person who wanted to kill clique boss Alison, making it  the No. 2 original cable telecast in overall audience (3.2 million) — just 100,000 viewers behind BET’s unveiling of Being Mary Jane (3.3 million).

Related: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season Finale Sets Ratings, Social Records

Back in August, Pretty Little Liars clocked its biggest summer-finale crowd in viewers 12-34, 18-34, and 18-49, as well as total viewers (3.3 million). In the finale episode, the Liars got a riddle from “A” that sends them to Ravenswood, where one of them disappeared during a magic show, and a shocking discovery proved everything they thought they knew about “A” and the “A-Team” might be wrong and that the Liars may have just started World War A. You had to be there.

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‘Veronica Mars’ Reunion To Open PaleyFest 2014

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 10:04am PST

The-Paley-Center-for-media-logoThe Paley Center for Media’s 31st annual TV confab is set for March 13-28 and is moving across town from the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills to the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. PaleyFest 2014 will kick … Read More »

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Alloy Hires Elysa Koplovitz Dutton To Run Feature Film Division

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 8:29am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alloy Entertainment has hired Elysa Koplovitz Dutton to be VP and run its feature film division based in Los Angeles. She reports to Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment, which is now part of the Warner Bros Television Group. Dutton was most recently exec producer on the indie comedy Ass Backwards, to be released November 8, and before that had a producing deal at HBO and was a VP Production at Fox. She’s a Brown graduate who created that school’s first series, Sob Story, which got syndicated to campuses across the country. Her work on such films as Idiocracy, Beavis And Butt-head Do America and Election will come in handy, as Alloy’s demo is young.

Alloy made its name hatching fiction that has been turned into film and TV properties that include The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. “Elysa understands the Alloy brand and shares our philosophy when it comes to developing great entertainment,” Morgenstein said. “We’re eager to aggressively expand our feature business, and her experience will be vital to our success.” Read More »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween Special Up To Give ‘Ravenswood’ Strong Debut

By | Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 3:42pm PDT

There was a lot of treat with the trick for ABC Family last night. The cable channel hit its best Tuesday ever among adults 18-34 (1.8 rating) and W18-34 (31 rating) and W18-49 (2.0 rating) with the … Read More »

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ABC Family Picks Return Dates For ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Switched At Birth’ & ‘The Fosters’

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 12:11pm PDT

ABC Family unveiled debut dates for returning series Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched At Birth, and The Fosters, in the second week of January. Social hit Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, January 7 … Read More »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season Finale Sets Ratings, Social Records

By | Wednesday August 28, 2013 @ 4:19pm PDT

Pretty Little Liars clocked its biggest summer-finale crowd in viewers 12-34, 18-34, and 18-49, as well as total viewers (3.3 million) Tuesday night on ABC Family. In the finale episode, the Liars get a riddle from … Read More »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Returns Up Double Digits; ‘Twisted’ Debuts Solid

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 2:37pm PDT

Pretty Little Liars Ratings Season 4Pretty Little Liars was back for its fourth season last night with 2.972 million viewers watching. That’s up slightly from the 2.93 million total viewers the ABC Family flagship drama garnered in its Season 3 debut on June 5, 2012. However in key demos the 8 PM Season 4 premiere saw significant gains over last summer’s debut. Last night’s episode was up 31% among Adults 18-34 to 1.28 million over the Season 3 premiere for its best summer opener ever. The show was also up 15% among Adults 18-49 to 1.62 million and rose 11% in Viewers 12-34 to 2.11 million. In total viewers, PLL was the No. 1 scripted drama on cable on Tuesday. Unlike last night, that Season 3 premiere wasn’t up against an NBA Finals game but it did face basketball as the Miami Heat took on the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference. Tuesday’s Season 4 premiere of the teen thriller series, which featured computer hacking, a funeral and a body in a car trunk, was down from the 3.210 million viewers who watched the Season 3 winter return on January 8, 2013.  

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Tyler Blackburn Joins Spinoff Series ‘Ravenswood’

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 3:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The first confirmed resident of ABC Family‘s Ravenswood is bad boy Caleb Rivers. Pretty Little Liars co-star Tyler Blackburn will be joining the series’ upcoming spinoff. The series hails from the same auspices as … Read More »

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WME Signs Writer-Producer I. Marlene King

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 3:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I. Marlene King, creator/executive producer of ABC Family‘s hit drama series Pretty Little Liars, has signed with WME. She was with Gersh. In addition to her duties as executive producer/co-showrunner … Read More »

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ABC Family Greenlights ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Spinoff Series, Renews ‘PLL’ For Season 5

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 1:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC Family‘s flagship drama Pretty Little Liars is becoming a franchise. The cable network has given a straight to series order to Ravenswood, a spinoff drama from top-rated Pretty Little Liars, which has been renewed … Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ In Sync With Social Media: TCA

By | Thursday January 10, 2013 @ 11:29am PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

One of the better kept secrets in cable television is the fact that ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars remains something of a phenomenon. Besides being the network’s top-rated series of all time in key demos, it also ranked as cable TV’s top-ranked series of last summer. It’s been renewed for a fourth season that’s skedded to start airing next summer. And during a TCA panel this morning, it came up that one of the reasons for PLL‘s continued audience strength is its pioneering use of social media, generating a major boost from Twitter and Facebook in particular. Exec producer and co-showrunner I. Marlene King noted, “We work very closely with (ABC’s digital and online team). They’ve been amazingly supportive, and we partner on ideas and social media programs with them all the time.” Exec producer Oliver Goldstick concurs. “It almost takes us back to old-time television where we all watch at the same time, because they’re not just DVR-ing and watching it later. There’s an aspect of this that’s truly old fashioned, as cutting edge as it is, because people are experiencing it simultaneously.” Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Renewed For Fourth Season

By | Thursday October 4, 2012 @ 9:32am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC Family has renewed Pretty Little Liars for a fourth season with a 24-episode order to start airing in mid-2013. Pretty Little Liars next will air a special Halloween-themed episode on Oct. 23 as part of the network’s 13 Nights of Halloween programming event, before returning with the rest of season three in January. Read More »

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ICM Partners Signs Actress Lucy Hale

By | Tuesday September 18, 2012 @ 3:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Hale, star of hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, has signed with ICM Partners. The actress-singer recently left WME and was pursued by several major talent agencies. Hale has won three … Read More »

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Netflix To Stream Warner Bros’ ‘Pretty Little Liars’ And ‘The Lying Game’

Netflix says this morning that it has a multi-year exclusive deal with Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution to domestically stream all previous season episodes of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. Season 1 of Pretty Little LiarsRead More »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson Cast In ‘Spring Breakers’

By | Monday January 30, 2012 @ 10:35am PST

EXCLUSIVE: This high profile indie written and directed by Harmony Korine now sounds even more like the ultimate dream project targeted to tween/teen gals and guys. Already cast are Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens and now Deadline has learned Pretty Little Liars co-star Ashley Benson just … Read More »

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ABC Family Renews ‘Pretty Little Liars’ For Third Season

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 2:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC Family has picked up one of its top series, Pretty Little Liars, for a third season, which is slated to launch next summer. The size of the order is a whopping 24 episodes, which rivals those for broadcast drama … Read More »

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