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Pretty Little Liars

“Pretty Little Liars” is an ABC Family drama based on the book series of the same name by Sara Shepard. It debuted in 2011 to strong ratings and has remained the network’s most-watched show.

The series stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario as a group of teens who struggle with the disappearance and presumed death of their friend Alison (played by Sasha Pieterse). Following Ali’s funeral, the girls, known as the “Liars,” become tormented by a series of messages from “A,” a mysterious figure who exposes their secrets and continually messes with the lives of their families, friends, and significant others.

The identity of A has been one of the show’s enduring questions, though there have been a number of twists and turns seemingly revealing the person in the hooded outfit. The show’s jolts and thrills, combined with the characters’ romances, have sustained the show for five seasons and counting. “Pretty Little Liars” is frequently the most talked-about show on social media, and fans routinely tweet about the main couples, nicknamed Ezria (Ezra + Aria), Haleb (Hanna + Caleb), Paily (Paige + Emily) and Spoby (Spencer + Toby).

Other stars include Janel Parrish, Keegan Allen, Ian Harding, and Tyler Blackburn, who temporarily left the series to star on the short-lived spinoff “Ravenswood” as his character Caleb. “Pretty Little Liars” has won a number of honors over the years, including from the Teen Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.

Seasons are generally divided into two parts, A and B, with a hiatus between them. “Pretty Little Liars” has already been renewed for seasons 6 and 7, making it ABC Family’s longest-running original series. The show is expected to be on the air through 2016.

Pretty Little Liars Recap: “Bloody Hell”

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Pretty Little Liars Recap February 24 2015

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” the girls vowed to get Alison out of jail as they continued to investigate the new A. Here’s the most important things to know about “Bloody Hell,” the 21st episode of season 5.

Pretty Little Liars Recap: “Pretty Isn’t The Point”

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Pretty Little Liars Recap February 17 2015

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” Aria finally got the truth from her brother Mike, Hanna prepared for a beauty pageant with Emily’s help, and Spencer and Jonny’s friendship took a huge turn. Here’s the most important things to know about “Pretty Isn’t The Point,” the 20th episode of season 5.

Pretty Little Liars Recap: “Out, Damned Spot”

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Pretty Little Liars Recap February 10 2015

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” the Liars struggled to make college plans as suspicion about Mike being the new A grew stronger. Here’s the most important things to know about “Out, Damned Spot,” the 19th episode of season 5.

Pretty Little Liars Recap: “Oh, What Hard Luck Stories They All Hand Me”

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Pretty Little Liars February 3 2015 Recap

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” the Liars were thrown for a loop when a new girl came to town claiming to have known Mona. Find out the most important things to know about “Oh, What Hard Luck Stories They All Hand Me,” the 18th episode of season 5, here!

Pretty Little Liars: “The Bin Of Sin” Recap

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Pretty Little Liars Recap January 27 2015

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” three of the show’s romantic relationships were tested while Hanna feared she would be framed by Alison/A for Mona’s murder. Get the full recap here!

Pretty Little Liars Recap: A Proposal Goes Wrong, And Mona’s Body Possibly Found

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Pretty Little Liars January 20 2015 Recap

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Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars” featured Aria, Spencer, and Hanna struggling with some big lies, while Emily tried to get over Paige’s cross-country move. Get the full recap here!

Pretty Little Liars Recap: Alison-Mona Murder Case Divides Spencer And Toby

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Pretty Little Liars FreshMeat Recap

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” the girls were grappling with the possibility that Alison, behind bars for Mona’s murder, was not actually A, and the situation threatened to tear at least one couple apart. Get the full recap here!

Pretty Little Liars Star Shay Mitchell Strips Down For Maxim: “I Completely Embrace” Kissing Women — It’s “Sexy” (VIDEO)

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Shay Mitchell Maxim

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Shay Mitchell strips down to her underwear for the February issue of Maxim. In the accompanying interview, the “Pretty Little Liars” star opens up about playing lesbian teen Emily on the show, which is known for its fair share of kissing scenes. Check out the photos and video below!

WATCH: Lucy Hale Talks Pretty Little Liars Cast Hookups And “Lady Boners,” Disses Aria And Ezra (VIDEOS)

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Lucy Hale Watch What Happens Live Videos

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Lucy Hale made her debut appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, dishing about “Pretty Little Liars” cast hookups and plot secrets. Watch the videos here!

Pretty Little Liars Midseason Premiere: [SPOILER] Arrested + A Heartbreaking Goodbye — GET FULL RECAP!

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Pretty Little Liars Midseason Premiere Recap

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“Pretty Little Liars” returned from hiatus on Tuesday with a jam-packed midseason premiere. Called “Through A Glass, Darkly,” and directed by cast member Chad Lowe, the 14th episode of season 5 featured Mona’s funeral and much, much more. Get the full recap here!

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