The Lying Game

The Lying Game

  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (18,073)

The Lying Game is a teen drama that airs on ABC Family and premiered in August 2011. Currently, only one season of the show has been aired, but the second season is scheduled for a winter 2012 premier. The show follows Emma, played by Alexandra Chando. She is a foster child who discovers she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, also played by Chando. The twins were split up at birth with Emma winding up in a foster home and Sutton being adopted by wealthy parents, living what seems to be the perfect life. The two sisters meet prior to the show's first episode and agree to switch lives while Sutton seeks information about the girl's birth mother in Los Angeles. The excitement of switching lives soon wears off for Emma when she discovers that her sister's life is not what it seems. The show features many twists and turns, and many different characters fit into and feed the mystery. The season finale left audiences with a shocker. Sutton, reveals that Rebecca, played by Charisma Carpenter, is the twins mother, and Rebecca implies that the two have been working together to make everything that came previously fall into place. After this cliffhanger, fans of the show faced uncertainty about its future, until it was finally announced that there would be a second season. The show, based on a book series of the same name by Sara Shepard, received praise from some critics, including receiving a rating of five out of five stars from TV Fanatic's Leigh Raines, and received other favorable reviews from Buzz Focus's Melody Simpson and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Owen.

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Seasons
To Lie For
10. To Lie For
March 12, 2013
In the second season finale, the charity gala becomes serious when everyone honors the memory of a loved one. Dan gives Ethan an ultimatum with tragic consequences. Emma finally confronts Rebecca about her lost childhood. Ted tries to find a way to tell Kristin about his past.
The Grave Truth
9. The Grave Truth
March 5, 2013
Ethan's confession to Dan could destroy their relationship forever. Sutton receives a mysterious phone call.
Bride and Go Seek
8. Bride and Go Seek
February 26, 2013
It's Dan and Theresa's wedding day, but the celebrations are derailed. Ethan figures out who Emma is protecting and confronts her about shutting him out.
Regrets Only
7. Regrets Only
February 19, 2013
Emma tries to decipher new information as well as adapt to the changes in her relationships with Ethan and Thayer. After hearing Emma's suspicions about Rebecca, Sutton begins to doubt her mother.
Catch Her In The Lie
6. Catch Her In The Lie
February 12, 2013
The Flipside Formal provides Emma with the opportunity to try to catch Rebecca in a lie.
Much Ado About Everything
5. Much Ado About Everything
February 5, 2013
Emma and Thayer delve deeper into the twins' birth mother and Sutton's knowledge about her. Laurel begins to be suspicious of her sister and stirs things up when she starts asking questions.
A Kiss Before Lying
4. A Kiss Before Lying
January 29, 2013
As Emma gathers more details about the night Sutton's car went into the lake, she becomes suspicious of her sister's integrity. Ted invites his family to be his guests at an event in his honor and Rebecca orders Sutton to use the opportunity to further their plans for the Mercer family.
Advantage Sutton
3. Advantage Sutton
January 22, 2013
Sutton heeds Rebecca's advice and challenges Emma to a tennis match - winner gets to live as Sutton Mercer.
Cheat, Play, Love
2. Cheat, Play, Love
January 15, 2013
Sutton is determined to win back Ethan, and reveals her intentions to Emma. Rebecca and Alec make wedding plans.
The Revengers
1. The Revengers
January 8, 2013
The second season opens with Alec in jail for murder charges, but that doesn't prevent him from intimidating Emma. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Sutton clash with Emma and Laurel's; and Mads meets a new guy who is very mysterious.
Description

The Lying Game is a teen drama that airs on ABC Family and premiered in August 2011. Currently, only one season of the show has been aired, but the second season is scheduled for a winter 2012 premier.

The show follows Emma, played by Alexandra Chando. She is a foster child who discovers she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, also played by Chando. The twins were split up at birth with Emma winding up in a foster home and Sutton being adopted by wealthy parents, living what seems to be the perfect life. The two sisters meet prior to the show's first episode and agree to switch lives while Sutton seeks information about the girl's birth mother in Los Angeles. The excitement of switching lives soon wears off for Emma when she discovers that her sister's life is not what it seems.

The show features many twists and turns, and many different characters fit into and feed the mystery. The season finale left audiences with a shocker. Sutton, reveals that Rebecca, played by Charisma Carpenter, is the twins mother, and Rebecca implies that the two have been working together to make everything that came previously fall into place. After this cliffhanger, fans of the show faced uncertainty about its future, until it was finally announced that there would be a second season.

The show, based on a book series of the same name by Sara Shepard, received praise from some critics, including receiving a rating of five out of five stars from TV Fanatic's Leigh Raines, and received other favorable reviews from Buzz Focus's Melody Simpson and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Owen.The Lying Game is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on August 15, 2011.

Where to Watch The Lying Game

The Lying Game is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Lying Game on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and CW Seed.

  • Premiere Date
    August 15, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (18,073)