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The doors you see in Aria's bedroom leads to Spencer's bedroom on set.
Almost every cast member knew who A was except Lucy Hale. They were afraid she would tell someone else because she's not so good in keeping secrets. She stated that herself in an interview.
The 13th episode of seasons 2-5 feature a title opening with a holiday theme. Seasons 2, 3, and 4 have a Halloween theme while season 5 has a Christmas theme.
Troian (Spencer Hastings) played a16-year-old girl in season 1. She was actually 25 at the time.
Lucy Hale (Aria) auditioned for the role of Hanna, which eventually went to Ashley Benson.
Lucy Hale once said in an interview that the most annoying thing about the show is the opening title sequence where her finger is off center on her mouth.
The view of the whole town is used in Pretty Little Liars, Witches of East End, The Carrie Diaries, Gilmore Girls, Bitten, Hart of Dixie, The Vampire Diaries, and Riverdale.
In the first episode Toby Cavanaugh is played by James Neate, but was replaced by Keegan Allen in the rest of the series.
Tammin Sursok originally auditioned for the role of Spencer Hastings but was cast as Jenna Marshall instead.
Was the most tweeted about show for two years until The Walking Dead surpassed it.
The theme song for the show, 'Secret' by The Pierces, was suggested by Ashley Benson.
Marlene King would like to make a 'Pretty Little Liars' movie that is based on the show
Tammin Sursok (Jenna Marshall) and Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis) were both born in Johannesburg, South Africa
The theme song "Secret" by The Pierces can be heard first in an episode of Gossip Girl Season 1. The Pierces themselves appear in the episode performing the song.
The person who originally played Alison's brother Jason DiLaurentis was Parker Bagley, after season one Drew van Acker took over the part.
Tammin Sursok was almost 25 years old when she filmed episode 1.2 The Jenna Thing (2010) and Sasha Pieterse was 13 years old.
In the pilot the role of Mrs DiLaurentis is played by Anne Marie DeLuise, however she was recast and now the role is played by Andrea Parker.
Ashley Benson is known as "The Prankster" on set.
Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Torrey Devitto, Laura Leighton, Lesley Fera, Chad Lowe, Nolan North, and Andrea Parker all guest stared on CSI Miami.
Actresses Ashley Benson (who plays Hanna Marin) and Shay Mitchell (plays Emily Fields) are very good friends in real life.
Spencer, Emily, Hanna, and Aria are the only cast members who appear in every single episode.
Hanna is shown to wear all girly, colorful clothes and Emily wears tom boy outfits most of the times in the show. The real life it is exact opposite.
Vanessa Ray and Troian Bellisario share several scenes. They have appeared in Suits too but never together. Ironically, both women played Patrick J. Adam's love interest who is Troian's real life husband. Patrick has appeared in a bit role in Pretty Little Liars as Ezra's friend, but not shared scenes with either Troian or Vanessa.
Brant Daugherty, who plays Noel Khan, originally auditioned for the role of Ezra Fitz.
Sasha was originally going to play the role as Hanna but Marlene thought she was too young to play a shoplifter on ABC family.
Many of the scenes were filmed on the same lot(s) used as the town of Stars Hollow from Gilmore girls which may explain why the same view of the town is used in both
Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish have all gotten the first initial of their characters names on their 'shh' finger in tribute to the show.
Shay Mitchell auditioned for Spencer Hastings, but the role went to Troian Bellisario. Shay was later cast as Emily Fields.
Lucy Hale (Aria) and Ashley Benson (Hanna) both starred on How I Met Your Mother. Lucy Hale played Robin's little sister and Ashley Benson played Ted's younger love interest.
In the book series, Alison's disappearance takes place the summer before the girls went into 8th grade, 3 years prior to the series beginning. In the T.V. show it only takes place 1 year earlier.
Between Tammin Sursok (Jenna) and Sasha Pieterse (Alison) they are almost 13 years apart. Tammin was born in August 1983 and Sasha in February 1996, both born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
During seasons 1-6A the girls only went through two years of high school so before the jump it was only around 2012
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchel are best friends since the show aired in 2010,so much so that they are popularly known as "ButtahBenzo".ButtahBenzo is part Shay (Buttah) and Ashley Benson (Benzo).
Ian Thomas was portrayed by Carlo Marks in the Pilot and after that by Ryan Merriman in all his other appearances.
Chad Lowe who plays Byron Montgomery has directed quite a few episodes in the series.
Paige's parents are the first in the series to realise how dangerous Rosewood is.
Ashley Tisdale was offered an audition but didn't take it, and instead went to an audition for 'Hellcats' and got the role.
Troian is the oldest of the girls
Apart from the many references to literature in the show, several of the characters share names with famous writers. Ezra Fitz shares his name with both Ezra Pound (an American poet) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (an American novelist). Spencer Hastings shares her name with the early modern English poet Edmund Spenser, while Byron Montgomery shares his name with the English Romanticist poet Lord Byron and Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields almost got the part of Spencer (played by Troian Bellisario) instead, and Brant Daugherty, who plays Noel Kahn originally auditioned for Ezra, but though he is actually 13 months older than Ian Harding (who landed the role), they didn't think he looked old enough. They called him back to re audition for Noel.
Jean Louisa Kelly was originally cast as Ella, but before the pilot was replaced by Holly Marie Combs.
Exterior campus shots of Hollis College use The Ohio State University's University Hall as positioned from the Oval.
In season 2 episode 12, right after Dr. Sullivan leaves A behind at the diner, a waitress refers to A as "pretty eyes". This waitress' name tag, for a moment, shows the name "Marlene" - a reference the show's creator, I. Marlene King.
Both Claire Holt (Samara) and Bianca Lawson (Maya) played love interests of Shay Mitchell's character, Emily. Nathaniel Buzolic played Dean, the subtance abuse counselor who helped Spencer. They all had roles as supernatural characters on The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" (2009).
Actress Bianca Lawson and actor Cody Christian both starred in MTV's Teen Wolf (2011).
Alexis Denisof was originally cast as Byron, but before the pilot was replaced by Chad Lowe.
Lucy Hale (Aria), Sasha Pieterse (Alison), Tyler Blackburn (Caleb), Janel Parrish (Mona) and Tammin Sursock (Jenna) all have an album.
Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale knew each other as young girls, and were friends when growing up.
Ezra (Ian Harding) who plays Aria's (Lucy Hale) high school teacher with whom she falls in love with is only 3 years older than her in real life
There was a Turkish remake of Pretty Little Liars (2010) named "Tatli Kucuk Yalancilar". The show started on July 6, 2015 and ended on October 3, 2015 on Star TV after season 1, which consisted of 13 episodes.
Keegan Allen (Toby) is never credited as a main character, always a guest star
Titus Makin Jr. who plays as Clark Wilkins also played in A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song which stars Lucy Hale.
Troian is 11 years older than Sasha
The role as Jason DiLaurentis was originally portrayed by Parker Bagley, but Drew Van Acker took over the part after season one.
Mona's surname was going to be spelled Vanderwall for the show but was changed back to Vanderwaal.
Though Jason is said to be sober all through seasons 1 through 4 he is seen drinking continually through season 1
All the real-life couples have fanfiction names created by fans.
  • Spoby (Spencer & Toby)
  • Wrencer (Wren & Spencer)
  • Ezria (Ezra & Aria)
  • Jaria (Jason & Aria)
  • Haleb (Hanna & Caleb)
  • Emaya (Emily & Maya)
  • Emison (Emily & Alison)
  • Paily (Paige & Emily)
Wren's last name was believed to be Kim before being stated as Kingston.
Actresses Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Janel Parrish also guest starred on Fox's The O.C.
Toby Cavanaugh's truck in the show is a 1964 Chevrolet C-10.
Florence and the Machine's song "I'm Not Calling You A Liar" is used in the season one finale, in the closing minutes of the episode.
Many characters, including Toby, Mr. and Mrs. D, and Jason were recast.
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Shay only had one time to do the take where a car crashes through her house. As soon as they finished, they rebuilt the house.
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Both Troian Bellisario and Ian Harding have guest starred in the NCIS series. Troian guest starred in 2 episodes of the original and Ian guest starred once in the first season of the spin-off 'NCIS : Los Angeles'. Troians stepbrother is the main character in NCIS.
The top view of the whole town is used in Pretty Little Liars, Witches of East End, The Carrie Diaries, Gilmore Girls, Bitten and Hart of Dixie. The set itself is used on Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls, and Hart of Dixie.
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There are several podcasts that focus on Pretty Little Liars and the hosts have all become friends and had one another on their shows: Pretty Little Podcasters, Taking This One to the Grave, Bros Watch PLL, Cabernet and A, and Pretty Little Grown Men.
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Lucy Hale (Aria) and Amanda Schull (Meredith) also play enemies in the movie, Sorority Wars, which came out before the show started.
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Maya, Melissa, Nate St Germain, and Detective Holbrook have all played roles in Vampire Diaries
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Ashley Benson (Hanna), Lucy Hale (Aria) and Janel Parrish (Mona) appeared in TV drama "The O. C.".
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On the Warner Brothers Lot, there is a wooded area with a cabin. For all of the cabin scenes, this cabin was used. (Ezra's/Noel's)
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On the Warner Brothers Studio Lot, Mona's and Spencer's houses are connected. On one side, it is Spencer's. If you walk through, the other side is Mona's.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

All the liars have, at one point or another, suspected their love intrests of being A or on the A team. Both Toby and Caleb in season one, Paige in season three and Ezra in season four
Aria has cheated on every boyfriend she has had on the show.
Marlene King said that the audience will find out who -A is before the beginning of season 7.
In the books, Spencer is related to Alison (and Courtney). But because Peter Hastings and Jessica DiLaurentis were having an affair, in the TV-show it's Alison's older brother who is Spencer's half sibling. We later discover they are cousins, as Spencer is Alison's aunt's (Mary Drake) daughter.
During season 5-episode 23, news reporters are discussing the trial on TV and one of the reporters shown is Sara Shepard who is the author of the PLL books.
Mona is original A in the show and the books.
All of the main characters (Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna) have cheated on their boyfriend/girlfriend at least once throughout the series.
Because the first few seasons of the show are stretched over one school year, it would have been technically only be 2011 or 2012 in Rosewood up until the 6a-6b 5 year time jump and time caught up
The series doesn't follow the books; characters who were killed on the show, e.g. Maya, weren't killed off in the books. For Toby, however, it's vice versa; as he was killed in the books, but not on the show. The creators originally planned to kill Toby, but due to his character's popularity, they decided not.
The events of the first five seasons take place over the course of two years.
In season 2/3 Ezra is seen getting into his car. Two scenes later, Emily is shown getting into her car, which is the exact same car and has the same plate number as Ezra's car.
Sasha Pieterse (Alison) says she and the cast got very emotional during the season 4 finale.
There is a special episode called " A Liars Guide to Rosewood" which Mona narrates how she planned the whole thing from the beginning. This episode shows bits and pieces of Season 1,2& 3. It featured before Season 4 started.
A was suppose to be revealed on the season finale of season five as promised by show creators. A was not actually revealed. This was later cleared up by Marlene King, who specified that ABC Family make the promo trailers which teased the "Big A Reveal" and it was out of their control.
Hannah was the first person to think Ali was still alive in season 1. Everyone thought she was crazy. She was also the first to think Elliot was still alive in season 7 and everyone thought she was crazy then too.
Hanna, Spencer and Aria all had a boyfriend "betray" them. Emily was "betrayed" by Paige in season 4.
Spencer is the only one of the Liars who doesn't kill anyone in the course of the series.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in the season 6 mid-season summer finale "A" was finally revealed, along with "Red-Coat" and "The Black Widow" "A" is CeCe (or Charles/Charlotte) and "Red-Coat" and "Black Widow" are both Sarah Harvey.
Julian Morris, who plays Wren Kingston, starred in the 2009 film Sorority Row, which has a similar plot to the show, only the sisters are killed. Wren has been one of the biggest suspects in PLL, and was previously accused of being A. He was revealed as the killer in the film.
In Warner Brothers there is an alley structure. This structure was used in the scene where Spencer is banging on Toby's door after she found out he was "A." This alley was also used in the scene in Spider Man where Peter just saved Mary Jane Watson and they had and upside down kiss in the rain.
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When Toby starts living in the apartment above the 'Brew' Spencer goes there to prepare a surprise dinner for their first anniversary there is a framed picture on the wall of 'Luna Park'. Luna Park Sydney is an amusement park located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. Reference Wikipedia Opened: October 4, 1935

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