The Lying Game
Genre Drama
Format Teen drama
Created by Sara Shepard
Developed by Charles Pratt, Jr.
Starring Alexandra Chando
Allie Gonino
Andy Buckley
Helen Slater
Alice Greczyn
Charisma Carpenter
Blair Redford
Opening theme "Gun for a Tongue" by Butterfly Boucher
Composer(s) Pieter Schlosser
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 50 (List of episodes)
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Leslie Morgenstein
Gina Girolamo
Running time 42 minutes
Alloy Entertainment
Warner Horizon
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original channel ABC Family
Original airing August 15, 2011-December 16,2014
External links
Official website

The Lying Game is an American drama television series produced by Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television for ABC Family. The show is based on a series of novels of the same name by Sara Shepard. The network green-lighted the series in February 2011 with a 10 episode order, with the series premiering on August 15, 2011. On September 15, 2011 ABC Family gave the series a 10 episode back order bringing the first season to 20 episodes.

Series overview

Set in Phoenix, Arizona, the series is about Emma (Alexandra Chando), a foster child who finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton (also played by Chando). Both girls were separated at birth with Sutton being adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. Meeting prior to the pilot episode, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues their birth mother in Los Angeles. Initially excited to do this favor for her sister, Emma soon learns that Sutton has many hidden secrets. Now, Emma must continue to cover as Sutton while Sutton continues her search for their birth mother.

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.

Main Cast and Characters



International Distrubution

Country Channel Premiere date
United Kingdom 5* January 30, 2012
South Africa MNet

December 16 2011

The Lying Game began airing on 5* in the UK on January 30, 2012. MNet in South America on December 16, 2011. And on the newly created ABC Spark in Canada in April 2012. Israel on Yes Drama on Feburary 11, 2012, Norway on FEM on April 16, 2012, Philippines on ETC, June 2, 2012, Latin America, Boomerang, Coming Soon.