ABC Family renews 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Secret Life of the American Teenager'
New seasons of both hits should return in summer 2011
ABC has given out a pair of key renewals, picking up new seasons of the hit dramas "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Pretty Little Liars."
This would be a fourth season for "Secret Life" and a second season for "Pretty Little Liars." ABC Family tentatively announced that the new seasons would premiere in the summer of 2011.
"Weâ€™re incredibly excited to bring viewers new seasons of two of ABC Familyâ€™s most successful original series," states ABC Entertainment President Michael Riley. "Supported by incredibly talented casts and crews, â€˜The Secret Life of the American Teenagerâ€™sâ€™ Brenda Hampton has an unparalleled voice in speaking to todayâ€™s Millennials, and our partnership with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon continues to deliver an engaging and heart-stopping show keeping â€˜Pretty Little Liarsâ€™ audiences on the edge of their seats."
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" is ABC's Family's most watched original series of all-time and ranked as 2010's No. 1 scripted cable series among women 18-34 and 12-34.Â
"Pretty Little Liars" returned last week to start the second half of its first season and drew series highs in viewers (4.2 million viewers) and in all key demos.