The ABC Family teen soap opera Pretty Little Liars just aired its third season finale on March 19, ranking as Tuesday’s number one TV telecast for the 11th consecutive week in female viewers from 12 to 34, teens from 12 to 17 and female teens overall. The show also ranked number one among overall viewers from 12 to 34 and in women from 18 to 34 and women 18 to 49. So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that before the already planned fourth season of the hot little show from Alloy Entertainment returns on June 11 that the network has announced ‘Pretty Little Liars’ will be back for a fifth season.
Based on the book series by Sara Shepard, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ revolves around four teenage girlfriends (portrayed by actreses Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell), who lost touch with one another after the mysterious death of their friend, Alison (recurring guest star Sasha Pieterse). The girls are suddenly reunited when they each begin receiving messages suggesting Alison is actually alive – and watching them. The series also stars Tyler Blackburn, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Janel Parrish and recurring guest stars Holly Marie Combs and Chad Lowe. The storyline for the much anticipated fourth season will have the girls striving to make sense of the mysterious “Red Coat” and what plans he or she may have in store for them.
‘Pretty Little Liars’ has also become a powerful force within the world of social media. In fact, the season three finale amassed over one million total airtime tweets (the first series to do so). Among the platforms for which fans can access to engage in news and talk about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ includes the following:
• Getglue http://getglue.com/tv_shows/pretty_little_liars
• YouTube.com/ABC Family
Again, season four of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ will return to ABC Family on June 11 at 8/7c, a Halloween episode (which has become synonymous with the series) will air this October and fans can wait in anticipation for season five, which will probably air in early 2014.