ABC Family has now officially announced the pickup of its new series "The Lying Game", which is based on a novel by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepherd.
The pickup comes on the heels of the acquisition of three other new scripted shows: Hourlong dramas "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" and "Switched at Birth," and half-hour comedy "The Great State Of Georgia."
From the press release:
"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.
Additionally, Syfy has announced the return dates of "Sanctuary" and "Stargate: Universe". The former show returns on April 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, with the latter launching its final 10 episodes on March 7 at 10 PM ET/PT.