Pretty Little Liars is an American mystery-thriller teen drama television series created by Marlene King. Based on the popular series of novels written by Sara Shepard, the show premiered on June 8, 2010 on ABC Family. The series follows the lives of Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) and Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), four girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse). One year later, they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets. At first they think it's Alison herself, but after she is found dead, the girls realize that someone else knows their secrets, — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.
After an initial order of 10 episodes, on June 28, 2010, ABC Family ordered an additional 12 episodes for season one. These episodes began airing on January 3 and ended on March 21, 2011. The ratings success of the first 10 episodes prompted the book series to be extended beyond the initial eight novels. On January 10, 2011 ABC Family renewed the series for a second season. The second season premiered on June 14, 2011, and after an initial order of 24 episodes, an additional Halloween episode was added as a part of the network's 13 Nights of Halloween lineup bringing the season 2 episode order to 25 episodes. On November 29, 2011 ABC Family renewed the series for a third season, consisting of 24 episodes. On October 4, 2012 ABC Family renewed the show yet again for a fourth season consisting of 24 episodes. Also in March 26, 2013 ABC Family renewed the series again for a fifth season consisting of 25 episodes. On June 10, 2014 they renewed Pretty Little Liars for both a sixth and seventh season, making the show ABC Family's longest running original hit series.
As of June 17, 97 episodes of Pretty Little Liars have aired.
|Season 1||June 8, 2010 - March 21, 2011|
|Rosewood is a perfect little town with a great many secrets, the ugliest of which belong to the four prettiest girls in town: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel. One year ago, Alison, the Queen Bee of the group, disappeared, and the girls stopped being each other's BFFs. Now they start getting messages from "A" saying things only Alison would know. "A" spills their secrets, watches their every move and makes some very scary threats. The girls reunite to discover what's going on: Is Alison back? Or is "A" someone else altogether?|
|Season 2||June 14, 2011 - March 19, 2012|
|All of Rosewood wants to know who killed Alison--and the names Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are on everyone's lips. Forced to move their friendship underground and to meet with a therapist, the girls feel utterly alone. Is no place safe from the watchful eye of "A"? With parental and romantic relationships on the rocks, the four friends consider revealing their secret, further straining their bond. But as the mystery deepens, the body count increases, and the texts from "A" grow ever more menacing, the girls need each other more than ever.|
|Season 3||June 5, 2012 - March 19, 2013|
|A long summer vacation appears to be just what Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer needed to heal from the traumatic year that included Maya's murder and learning Mona was "A". Things may seem "normal", but the four girls are hardly over what happened. As school starts and the second anniversary of Alison's death approaches, what begins as an attempt to leave the past behind ends with a shocking new nightmare. With the unearthing of family secrets and shifting alliances among the girls' intimate relationships, sinister new mysteries unfold... mysteries that the girls are desperate to solve in order to clear their names and find out the truth behind Alison's last days--and to stay alive.|
|Season 4||June 11, 2013 - March 18, 2014|
|In the aftermath of Season Three's mysterious lodge fire, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer turn to a surprising new ally to help them discover what happened that night, all while trying to uncloak Red Coat. But when a new corpse appears in Rosewood, the girls are drawn into yet another murder investigation, one that puts a cloud of suspicion around them and their friends and family. With "A" lurking in the shadows and feeling that Alison is closer than ever, the Liars grow bolder in their detective work--and in the stories they tell to cover up their secrets!|
|Season 5||June 10, 2014 - March 2015|
|Get ready for more twists and thrills as season five of Pretty Little Liars begins in the moments following the epic season four finale, in which Ezra was shot, among other shocking acts and revelations. Alison is alive and back in Rosewood, and everyone is affected by her return — but is she the same Alison after being on the run? Hanna’s ex, Caleb, returns, but he, too, is changed. Plus, how does Mona fit into everything and what is Melissa hiding? With more questions than ever and other familiar faces back in Rosewood, there are now five pretty little liars trying to piece together who has been tormenting them. It’s sure to be another season of emotion, intrigue and nail-biting suspense, with many must-see moments and the series’ landmark 100th episode.|