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The Lying Game 

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Identical twins meet as teenagers after Sutton was adopted by a rich couple and Emma grew up a foster kid. Sutton investigates their bio mom etc., while Emma takes her place/identity.
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Series cast summary:
Alexandra Chando ...  Emma Becker / ... 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Andy Buckley ...  Ted Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Allie Gonino ...  Laurel Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Alice Greczyn ...  Madeline 'Mads' Rybak / ... 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Blair Redford ...  Ethan Whitehorse 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Helen Slater ...  Kristin Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Adrian Pasdar ...  Alec Rybak 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Christian Alexander ...  Thayer Rybak 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Tyler Christopher ...  Dan Whitehorse 26 episodes, 2011-2013
Charisma Carpenter ...  Rebecca Sewell / ... 20 episodes, 2012-2013
Holland Sanders Holland Sanders 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Randy Wayne ...  Justin Miller 15 episodes, 2011-2012


The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the foster system. When the twins reunite as teenagers, they keep it a secret. While Sutton goes in search of the truth, Emma takes over her life and discovers more secrets and lies than she could have imagined. It's a season of secrets, seduction and life-and-death stakes as the twins continue to expose the skeletons in their family closet. Emma and Ethan's love is stronger than ever, but their relationship is tested by questionable motives and accusations. With Sutton's disappearance, Emma and Ethan don't know whether Sutton is missing or dead. Meanwhile, Char's aunt Annie has returned to town after many years, bringing back old memories and secrets that Alec and Ted would like to keep in the past Written by ABC Spark

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A lost twin. A dark secret. A deadly game.


Drama | Mystery


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Based on a book series of the same name by Sara Shepard. (Author of Pretty Little Liars.) See more »


Spoofed in Stevie TV: Episode #1.1 (2012) See more »

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Love this show... addicting!
17 January 2013 | by PrincessPeachxSee all my reviews

I struggled for a long time on whether or not to give The Lying Game a chance. I had been a fan of Pretty Little Liars since the start and always heard it was the better show between the two.... but that is so wrong!

The Lying Game is great, fast paced, interesting, complex, mysterious, and much more.

In my opinion, it is FAR superior to PLL: better direction, writing, actors, situations, mysteries, and more. It doesn't take THREE YEARS to find out one mystery, and doesn't leave crater-sized plot holes.

Don't get me wrong, I love PLL, but let's be honest, it has more negative aspects to it than positives. TLG is really well-rounded and progresses at a quick pace, unlike PLL that drags on without giving many answers.

PLL is now halfway through season 3 and there are STILL unanswered questions from season one. That's ridiculous.

I know a lot of people think that TLG is the "lesser" of the two shows, and I thought that initially (before I even started watching it), but really... give it a chance. It's soooo good. I thought I would be bored and disappointed with it, but I love it and latched onto it super quick, whereas I sort of had to force myself to get interesting in PLL for a couple episodes.

I always don't drift off into boredom and find things to look at online, unlike what I do EVERY episode of PLL.

Anyway, this post wasn't meant to bash PLL at all. Just thought I'd give my two-cents because I feel like people push TLG aside without giving it a chance. Figured I would recommend it to anyone looking to watch a show similar to PLL but that won't leave you disappointed.


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15 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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