The Lying Game

The Lying Game is an American television series that aired on ABC Family between August 15, 2011, and March 12, 2013. The series is based on the eponymous book series by Sara Shepard and includes two seasons with 30 episodes.

  • 6.1 Season 1
  • 6.2 Season 2


The 17 -year-old Sutton Mercer, who grew up in a wealthy family in Scottsdale, Phoenix, finds out that she has a twin sister named Emma Becker, who comes from a poor family and has recently been taken in by a foster family in Las Vegas. In their first real encounter Sutton persuaded her sister to switch roles for a few days, so Sutton can search undisturbed in Los Angeles after her mother. But Sutton does not return after the stipulated time, after which Emma decides the time being the identity Suttons accept. Gradually Emma learns that Sutton has many secrets, what makes it any easier to accept their identity.

You find out that the name of her birth mother, Annie Hobbs is earlier and went to the same school as Sutton's adoptive parents, Mads father and mother Chars. Now she is patient in a psychiatric hospital. Sutton returns to Scottsdale and wants to exchange her seat, but she was nearly killed by Derek. Thus, it can but return to their old life back. However, you must change places again. After Derek is found dead, Ethan is accused. He wants to escape with Emma, but this is questioned by the police, which is why Sutton flees with Ethan because it's too dangerous, that Emma and Sutton are in the same place. Later, learn Emma and Sutton that Annie Hobbs is not her mother, but Annie Sewell, who now uses her middle name Rebecca. In addition to that Sutton is already longer in contact with Rebecca learns.



In February 2011, ABC Family ordered the series. Alexandra Chando and Helen Slater were already cast in November 2010 for the pilot episode. A few days later, Andy Buckley has been selected for the role of Ted Mercer. A month before the start of the series came Rick Malambri added in the role of Eduardo. On November 3, Charisma Carpenter has been cast in a story arc as Annie "Rebecca" Sewell.

On September 16, 2011 ABC Family ordered ten more episodes to be added to the first season. So the first season comes to a total of 20 episodes. Due to the increasing ratings in the second season half extended the ABC Family series in April 2012 to a second season, which began production in the summer of 2012. In July 2012, Charisma Carpenter has been added for the second season in the main cast.

In July 2013 ABC Family announced that series.


Main cast

Supporting cast


The first ten episodes of the first season aired from August 15 to October 17, 2011, ABC Family. The pilot episode achieved 1.39 million viewers while. In the follow week 1.47 million viewers were measured. The remaining episodes of the first season were shown between 2 January and 5 March 2012. The first season half wanted to see 1.3 million viewers, leading to a rating of 0.5 percent among 18 - to 49 -year-old led. The second season half rose to 1.5 million viewers and a corresponding rating of 0.6 percent.

The second season aired between January 8 and March 12, 2013.

International series in South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, Mexico and Lithuania is broadcast.

Episode List

Season 1

Season 2