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Life is imitating art for Ian Harding!
For the past seven seasons, the 30-year-old actor has played writer Ezra Fitz on the hit Freeform drama Pretty Little Liars, and now Harding himself can add author to his resume thanks to his new book, Odd Birds.
"It did sort of dawn on me at the beginning of writing it that this could be a big cliché," Harding dished to Et during a live Facebook interview this week. "People are like, 'Oh, you play a writer on TV, are you going to be a writer in real life too? Cool.' That was on my mind a lot, [but] probably halfway through season six [of Pll], I wanted to try something different."
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Harding confessed that it was his father, Stephen Harding, who also happens to be a New York Times bestselling author, who first suggested »
With the reveal of Mrs. Dilaurentis’ killer, Tuesday’s Pretty Little Liars put one of the series’ oldest mysteries to bed — or did it?
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“Oh, nothing has been put to bed,” Andrea Parker — whose character, Mary Drake, was revealed to have killed Jessica, also played by Parker — tells TVLine. “You’d better get out of that bed and start running, bro!”
Parker admits that she was “very surprised” to learn of Mary’s involvement in her sister’s demise: “I had several conversations »
The “Pretty Little Liars” Season 7 midseason premiere saw a major boost in the ratings thanks to delayed viewing.
The episode, which aired April 18, originally drew 1.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. In Live-3, the episode rose by 54% in total viewers (2.0 million vs. 1.3 million), by 54% in Adults 18-49 (1.3 million vs. 843,000) and by 39% in viewers 12-34 (1.2 million vs. 865,000).
In addition, it was Tuesday’s number one telecast in women 18-34, viewers 12-34, and females 12-34, the number one cable telecast in adults 18-34 and the number one scripted cable TV telecast in adults 18-49 and women 18-49. And that is not even including the show’s powerful social media presence, which saw it generate 13.1 million total engagements across Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter, according to Freeform. More than 400,000 tweets alone were generated during the live broadcasts.
Only nine more episodes remain until the show signs off for good. The »
- Joe Otterson
Lest you think that Pretty Little Liars isn’t saving its biggest moments for last, know this: In the second half of the show’s seventh season, “someone dies in a very colorful way.”
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Those words came from Ian Harding during TVLine’s most recent visit to the show’s set, where he alluded to a major death in the final 10 episodes — beginning Tuesday at 8/7c on Freeform — that he can’t get out of his head.
“In the past, the writers have written [visual] things that we know will never be shot, »
"...after their plan to expose their newest tormentor goes wrong and puts the life of 'Hanna' in danger, the 'Liars' realize the secrets and lies are far deeper than they thought and must find a way to bring down 'Uber A' once and for all before it's too late..."
Set in the small town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania the series follows the lives of four girls, 'Spencer Hastings', 'Aria Montgomery', 'Hanna Marin' and 'Emily Fields', whose clique falls apart after the death of their leader, 'Alison Dilaurentis'.
One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious villain named "A" who »
- Michael Stevens
Pretty Little Liars cast members and producers of the show took to a panel at PaleyFest on Saturday and it was revealed that the series finale will have a “huge twist.” Before the cast (Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse and Ian Harding) and producers (I. Marlene King and Joseph Dougherty) took the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, audience members were treated to the first minute from episode 11 of Pretty Little Liar’s seventh and final season. The show is known for creating questions upon questions for each answer they come up
Pretty Little Liars Finale Will Apparently Have a “Huge Twist” According to PaleyFast »
- Nat Berman
The Pretty Little Liars stars greeted excited fans at Saturday's PaleyFest event, which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse and Ian Harding, as well as creator and showrunner I. Marlene King and executive producer Joseph Dougherty were in attendance to dish on the last 10 episodes of the hit Freeform series, which comes to its conclusion this summer after its seven-season… »
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