ABC Family Renews Pretty Little Liars for Season 5 and Green-lights Spin-Off Series, Ravenswood

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March 27, 2013

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ABC Family has just announced its renewal of Pretty Little Liars for a season 5! Good news for Liars fans, right? Well get ready for more good news because not only has ABC Family renewed PLL, the network has also given the go-ahead for a Pretty Little Liars spin-off series!

BURBANK, CA — March 26, 2013 – ABC Family has greenlit the original one-hour drama series “Ravenswood,” a spin-off of their number one- rated series “Pretty Little Liars.” “Pretty Little Liars” has also been picked up for a fifth season it was announced today by Michael Riley, President ABC Family. Both series will be produced by Warner Horizon Television.

Leveraging the strength of the social media phenomenon that “Pretty Little Liars” maintains as the #1 social show on television, the announcement was first pushed exclusively across all “Pretty Little Liars” social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, GetGlue, Instagram, YouTube.com and ABCFamily.com. Content unique to each platform was created to build excitement and reveal clues about the new series to its most likely and influential fan base. New “Ravenswood” Facebook and Twitter pages were also created as a place for new fans to go.

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Here’s what we know about Ravenswood so far, via the official press release:

“From “Pretty Little Liars” executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein, “Ravenswood” will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of “Pretty Little Liars”), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town’s mysterious and terrible history before it’s too late for each of them. The series will premiere on ABC Family following the annual “Pretty Little Liars” special Halloween episode in October 2013.”

You can check out promos for ABC Family’s new series, Ravenswood right here, set to premier this October. PLL-ers, are you excited about the renewal for another season – and what do you think about a spin-off series?

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Sources: ABC Family Media, Zap2It