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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Air Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#416) "Close Encounters"
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ALI REACHES OUT TO EMILY, OR DOES SHE? IN AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF "PRETTY LITTLE LIARS," AIRING TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st, AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

Burbank, CA (January 6, 2014) - Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer must decide if new information about Ali is true, in "Close Encounters," an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series "Pretty Little Liars," airing Tuesday, January 21st (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT).

Shana returns to Ravenswood to tell Emily that she has a message from Ali, but can Emily and the girls trust Shana with all that they know about her? And when Shana ups the stakes and says that Ali wants to meet Emily - and only Emily - could it all be part of an "A" plan, or is Emily really Alison's favorite? With Emily becoming more hopeful by the minute, Spencer is determined to not let her friend get hurt.

Meanwhile, Aria and Hanna deal with matters of the heart.

"Pretty Little Liars" is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the "WATCH ABC Family" authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABC FAMILY)
Returns Tuesday, December 9
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/8/10 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's seventh episodes) on 6/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, June 2014) In anticipation of the fifth season premiere of "Pretty Little Liars" tonight at 8:00-9:00PM ET/PT, Tom Ascheim, president, ABC Family, and Kate Juergens, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development and Chief Creative Officer, ABC Family, announced today that the network has picked up an unprecedented two seasons of its longest-running original hit series, "Pretty Little Liars," from Warner Horizon Television. Season six is set to air mid-2015, and season seven is set to air mid-2016. "Pretty Little Liars" is ABC Family's #1 series in the network's history in Total Viewers (3.8 million) and across all target demos: Adults 18-34 (1.5 million/2.2 rating), Women 18-34 (1.3 million/3.7 rating), Adults 18-49 (2.0 million/1.6 rating), Women 18-49 (1.7 million/2.7 rating), Viewers 12-34 (2.6 million/2.8 rating) and Females 12-34 (2.3 million/4.9 rating). In fact, PLL has been TV's #1 cable telecast in the hour for 95-consecutive original telecasts in Females 12-34 - every telecast since its June 2010 series launch - for 47 in Adults 18-34, for 54 in Women 18-34, for 50 in Women 18-49 and for 58 in Viewers 12-34.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Benson as Hanna
· Chad Lowe as Byron
· Holly Marie Combs as Ella
· Ian Harding as Ezra
· Janel Parrish as Mona
· Laura Leighton as Ashley
· Lucy Hale as Aria
· Sasha Pieterse as Alison
· Shay Mitchell as Emily
· Troian Bellisario as Spencer
· Tyler Blackburn as Caleb
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexis Denisof as Byron (Original Pilot)
· Bianca Lawson as Maya
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bob Levy as EP
· I. Marlene King as CRTR/EP
· Lesli Linka Glatter as DIR (Pilot)
· Leslie Morgenstein as EP
· Oliver Goldstick as EP
· Sara Shepard as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alloy Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television